Being one of the most successful games in the history of online gaming hasn’t made Fortnite immune to bugs and quirks that can ruin players’ gaming experience.
The latest example of this is concerning a new gimmick added to players’ shields that causes them to flare up when being shot at by enemies.
When the bullets of an opponent’s gunfire hits a player who has any shield at all, the resulting effect causes a large mass of light blue color to appear on their screen, blocking their vision for a very brief moment.
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Obviously, this can lead to very annoying situations for players, who now find themselves having to deal with something that inhibits them from seeing the player that’s firing at them.
One player who is not happy with the addition of this feature is Tfue, as he fell victim to its effect while engaged in a gunfight and was ultimately gunned down because of his inability to see.
“This sh*t that happens to me, I can’t make this sh*t up bro,” he said. “I’ve seen it happen before. It’s something Fortnite needs to fix. Like bro, what the f*ck. What is that bro? What am I looking at dude?”
It’s not clear exactly when Epic Games added this shield flare nonsense in Fortnite, and whether or not it was something that was introduced intentionally or is simply a glitch.
What is clear, however, is that it’s been getting on a lot of players’ nerves, and it wouldn’t come as a major shock if the developers decided to hotfix it out of the game sooner rather than later.
As of now, Epic haven’t made any comments about it, but with the likes of Tfue openly complaining about the issue, it could be something that’s suddenly moved up the priority list.