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Fortnite: How to prevent fall damage with Shield Bubble item

Published: 30/Aug/2019 22:10 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 22:47

by Eli Becht


Fortnite’s new Shield Bubble item was introduced in update 10.20, and while its main use is to protect you from enemy fire, it can also be used to prevent major fall damage.

The Shield Bubble is viewed by most players as a direct counter to a missile barrage coming from a mech, but some are discovering there are more uses for it.

Since the shield is able to protect players from all damage, it was only a matter of time before someone tested if it would protect from fall damage.

Reddit user Genshadow15 showed how editing a floor and dropping down with the shield would allow you to freefall into the ground and take no damage.

New trick to take no fall damage from r/FortNiteBR

It’s a neat little trick that could save you in a sticky situation, but more likely you’ll want to do the “Waterfalling” method where you try to attach a build piece to an existing structure when falling down. That way, you don’t need to rely on a certain item being in your inventory.

In endgame scenarios where players have to drop down quickly, it could work out quite nicely but it’s hard to picture many other situations this could factor into.

Epic GamesWith Ballers gone, players need new ways to get around the map fast.

With Shadow Bombs and Ballers being gone in Season 10, players are always on the look for more mobility options and perhaps this could end up catching on in a competitive scene.

Shield Bubbles aren’t exactly mobility items but they do let you cover ground quickly if needed, so who knows, this could become a viable option if no alternatives arise as the season goes on.

The Turbo Build changes added a delay in how quickly you can place items, making waterfalling a less than reliable option, but Epic quickly reverted those changes so you don’t have to worry about that.

We’re also not entirely sure if this is actually working as intended as the Shield Bubble was originally added to protect from gunfire and rockets.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.