How to avoid the Mini Shield delay in Fortnite - Dexerto

How to avoid the Mini Shield delay in Fortnite

Published: 31/Oct/2018 11:02 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 11:06

by Ross Deason


Reddit users have shared a new way to avoid the delay when drinking Mini Shields in Fortnite after the presumed glitch reared its head again following the latest patch.

For some unknown reason, a bug that stopped players drinking two Small Shield Potions in quick succession found its way into the game back in September. It was eventually patched but seems to have returned following one of the late October updates.

Luckily, one pioneering member of the FortniteCompetitive subreddit has shared a way to work around the delay until Epic Games fixes it or announces that it was an intended change.

In a post titled ‘Best way to avoid Mini Shield delay consistently’, jmzofficial showed that negating the delay is as simple as walking backwards slightly just as you are about to finish drinking your first Small Shield Potion.

Best way to avoid Mini Shield delay consistently. from r/FortniteCompetitive

“You can also quickly change weapons then go back to the mini shield if you don’t want to walk back,” another user, JrGtazky, said in response to the original post.

But jmzofficial believes that his technique is slightly quicker: “Yeah I’m aware of that method, though I feel like it might be slower. I can’t quite tell.”

One thing that most the Reddit users in the responses agreed on, though, was that delay shouldn’t be an issue in the first place.

The walking backwards trick should server you well for the time being, but you might not have to put up with the glitch for much longer – Fortnite patch v6.21 will release on Thursday, November 1 and could well include another fix.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.