How to counter Fortnite's new Zapper trap - Dexerto

How to counter Fortnite’s new Zapper trap

Published: 3/Sep/2019 19:33 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 21:44

by Eli Becht


Fortnite content update v10.20 introduced the new Zapper trap that can be placed on floors, walls, and ceilings, but there’s a very simple counter to it that effectively renders it completely useless.

For those out there longing for a return of the Ceiling Zapper from the early days of Fortnite, you have to wait no longer.

While it’s not exactly the same thing, the idea remains the same – place a trap and wait for it to shock an enemy. 

The original ceiling trap was more of a set it and forget it type deal, but the new Zapper is strong in the middle of a fight.

FortToryThe Zapper in action.

However, some players are discovering it’s actually easily countered if you just simply hold onto your wall with an edit.

Doing this won’t let the trap stick to it and it’ll bounce off and attach to the next closest wall. Reddit user OfficialCanDook showed this method and how effective it really is.

You can counter the new trap by just holding edit on your wall from r/FortniteCompetitive

The trap will place a Zapper on both sides of the wall, meaning there will definitely be scenarios where this counter will come into play and it’s a very powerful one at that.

In a perfect scenario, the fact the trap is bouncing off the wall will confuse your opponent enough for you to deliver a counter-attack while they are still figuring out what happened.

With that said, you won’t be able to hold all four of your walls so you’ll need to be quick if you want to stay safe forever, as players are able to stack four of these in their inventory.

Simple tips like this can go a long way to improving your game, especially since this is a tip that not many people will be aware of. It’s important to get whatever edge you can get in a battle so keep this one in mind going forward.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!