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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.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.