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Three important tips for using Fortnite's Shadow Stones to your advantage

by Ross Deason

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s new Shadow Stones were one of the more interesting additions to the game at the start of Season 6.

Shadow Stones are a consumable item that are generally found around the areas of the map that have been ‘corrupted’ by the mysterious cube.

Using a Shadow Stone will allow players to enter their ‘Shadow Form’ for a short period of time. While in Shadow Form, you are unable to use weapons but become invisible while stationary and can use a special ‘phasing’ ability.

If you’re still trying to work out the best way to use Shadow Stones to your advantage, MonsterDface has released a tutorial with some important factors to consider each time you find one.

“While you’re in the ghost form, your character kind of moves around as if you were under the effects of a bouncer,” he explains. “You move extremely fast and you can dash around. You can dash in any single direction. So, hypothetically, if someone was hiding inside of a 1x1, you could freely push that opponent and literally vertically climb your way through the air.”

Next up, the YouTuber reminds you that you cannot take damage while in your shadow form, before listing three key tips:

  1. “Being a phantom, you travel extremely fast. A lot faster than a person would on foot.”
  2. “You can use while escaping from the storm, so it is in fact another means of transportation in the game that I think a lot of people are looking past”
  3. “You’re super difficult to spot. Fun fact about being a ghost is that, if you stand still, you are completely invisible. When you are in a full sprint, or dashing, or running around, your character is at its most visible.”

With the corrupted areas of the map being a massive feature of Season 6, Shadow Stones are expected to be here for the long haul.

If that is the case, mastering how to use them and how to counter them will be vital for any players looking to rack up victory royales.