Here's how to easily prevent Fortnite traps from activating - Dexerto

Here’s how to easily prevent Fortnite traps from activating

Published: 28/Jan/2019 20:34 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 20:44

by David Purcell


Fortnite eliminations are not always easy to take, but trap deaths can look quite embarrassing. However, with this simple trick, you can completely block them from triggering.

Epic Games has been looking into a number of weapon and item issues since Season 7 first launched on December 6 of last year, with some newer features like the Infinity Blade, Grappler and others being sent to the vault.


Now, though, it seems that there’s a bug with one of the game’s long-standing items – traps.


The Spike Trap, as seen in Fortnite Battle Royale right now.

In a post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, user angelotadeucci shows how you can bypass a trap totally unscathed. All it takes is a quick build and it won’t move an inch, even if you’re standing right next to it.

As shown in the clip below, ‘in the know’ players will be able to disable traps that other people have set by placing either a ramp in front of it or an edited roof. Once placed, you can destroy the object you’ve created and the trap will not activate.


This will, clearly, put some players at a disadvantage if they’re using traps to protect themselves.

How to block traps from activating! from r/FortniteCompetitive


The creator of the video does explain, however, that this has to be done correctly in order to work properly. For example, by falling onto a floor trap right after destroying your build, the trap will still activate.

Whether or not Epic is aware of this issue is unclear, but – presumably – traps should not be locking up completely because of a simple build.


At the time of writing, this strategy can still be used in the game to disable them.