The Bush item in Fortnite may be a legendary item, but is not widely used. Epic are planning to make improvements to this item.
The Bush is a Legendary item that was first introduced to Fortnite in V.1.8.2 and has the description, “A portable bush disguise”. It can only be found in Treasure Chests and Supply Drops and is a consumable that is a one-time use item and can be destroyed once the player wearing it takes any form of damage, including damage inflicted by the Storm.
Players only have five inventory slots, which means they have to be very selective when picking up items. Even though Bushes are Legendary, they do not provide much of an advantage to players and so they are very rarely used. Also, when using this item, you cannot remove it and the only way for it to be removed is to take damage.
There are many different suggestions players have made to improve this item, but no changes have been made to it yet. Reddit user, RhysWindu, has suggested that the Bush should give you protection from one shot to make it more useful:
Eric Williamson, Lead Designer at Epic Games, has responded to this post, stating that the team are looking into ways to improve the item and being protected from shots is an improvement they have discussed:
“We’ve been looking at ways to potentially improve the Bush’s effectiveness, this is an option that’s been discussed a few times. No adjustments in the next update but it’s something we’ll be reviewing.”
There are other changes that have been discussed to improve the effectiveness of the item, such as having multiple charges or auto-enabled when it is in the inventory and cannot be shot off. They are also thinking of removing some of the leaves as they tend to block the players view, which can be quite frustrating:
“There’s a number of ways we’ve discussed improving it… having multiple charges; or being auto-enabled while it’s in inventory (like Jetpacks) and can’t be shot off. Reducing the leaves that block your view has come up a number of times, since that can be a point of frustration.”
No adjustments will be made in the next update, but changes will be made in the future. What do you think of the Bush item and what changes would you make?