Fortnite: How to use new Presents to easily bait and trap enemy players - Dexerto

Fortnite: How to use new Presents to easily bait and trap enemy players

Published: 24/Dec/2018 23:17 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 23:18

by Albert Petrosyan


The new Presents in Fortnite Battle Royale are being used by players as a clever way to trap and eliminated enemies in-game.

Presents act very similarly to the Port-A-Fort in that they are an item you hold in your inventory that can be thrown to instantly spawn a large cube-shaped present which holds loot inside.

However, players are also finding the new items to be an effective option during engagements with opponents, particularly in close quarter fights. 

In a video he posted online, Reddit user ‘TheFortScientist’ explains how Presents can be used against enemy players, a process which would also require the player to have traps in their inventory.


First, the player must get close to an enemy and then throw the Present to spawn the cube in such a way that the two players are immediately inside the enclosure rather than on the outside.

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As soon as the Present spawns, and the two players are both inside the box, the attacking player must then immediately place the traps in his inventory onto the inner walls so that they all face and converge upon the middle of the enclosure.

Of course, the presence of the enemy play will spring the traps, causing critical damage and eventually knocking down/eliminating the opponent. 


There are several key details to note about this process. First, the more traps that can be used the better the chances for the enemy to be struck by at least one, and it’s important that at least two traps are used adjacent to each other.

Secondly, the walls of the Present come default with 450 points of health, which means that it would take at least four direct hits with a pickaxe to destroy a wall.

This is important because it’s what separates the Present trap method from the regular box trap because the player-built walls of the box can be destroyed with just two swings of the pickaxe, allowing the player to potentially escape before being eliminated by the traps. 


Also, the sudden presence of the Present will distract the opponent for at least a split-second, which is more than enough time to bamboozle them with a quick placement of traps.