There’s a new Fortnite item that has been added to the loot pool with today’s 23.10 hotfix update, the Guardian Shield. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
It’s been a while since we had a new major Fortnite update. On December 13th, 2022, Epic Games released the 23.10 Fortnite update.
With Epic employees on an extended breaking during the festive holidays, there hasn’t been anything new releasing for Fortnite Battle Royale.
However, last week on Tuesday, Epic did shake up the Chapter 4 Season 1 loot pool a little bit with the Heavy Shotgun being unvaulted.
With the Fortnite Christmas event concluding today, there was always a high possibility that Epic would be adding in new content, and that they did.
Epic Games released a blog post announcing that they’ve released the 23.10 BR hotfix update that includes a new item being added to the loot pool along with midseason drops.
The Midseason drops are new skin styles for the outfits in the Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass. This week, the Serene Midseason Drop alt style is available with more to come in the following weeks.
The item that has been added to the loot pool today is the previously teased Fortnite Guardian Shield. Epic provided a couple of glimpses of the shield in the gameplay trailer for Chapter 4 Season 1.
Here’s everything you need to know about Guardian Shields in Fortnite including the locations where you can find them, what they do, and more.
How to Get a Guardian Shield in Fortnite Locations
The only way to get a Fortnite Guardian Shield is by finding and searching Oathbound Chests. There are the rare chests that were added to the game with the release of the new chapter.
They’re fairly hard to find and even if you did, you’re not guaranteed to get a shield from the chests making the item fairly rare.
The best location to find a Guardian Shield in Fortnite would be at The Citadel. The reason is the fact that there are four Oathbound Chest spawn locations there.
Thanks to the popular Fortnite site, Fortnite.gg, we have a map of all the possible spawn locations to find and search Oathbound Chests in Fortnite to help you get a Guardian Shield much faster.
With the release of the new item, it’s likely you’ll run into a fair few players dropping at the locations that are home to the most spawns for the rare chests.
The alternative option is always being lucky and eliminating an opponent that already managed to get their hands on the new shield item.
How to Block Shots With Guardian Shield in Fortnite
The shield could be a fairly strong item and could easily end up as a meta item. In order to block shocks with the Guardian Shield, players simply need to have it equipped and then simply hold down whatever the shoot button is for them.
For PlayStation users, that’ll be the R2 trigger unless you’re using a custom controller setup. Either way, use the shoot button to deploy and block shots with the shield.
You can also throw the shield in order to place it on the floor which could be useful if you’re reviving your teammate from the downed state.
When an opponent starts shooting at your, the Guardian Shield will block the shots and save you from receiving any damage.
Remember, the shield doesn’t last forever, so keep a close eye on the color of the shield, an indication of when the shield is about to expire.