Fortnite: How to counter Ballistic Shield

Nikhil Bahuguna
Ballistic Shield in FortniteEpic Games

Chapter 5 is thriving in Fortnite, and millions of fans have jumped into the battle royale title to experience everything it has to offer. The Ballistic Shield is among the newest items in Fortnite, and here’s how you can find it, use it, and counter it in Fortnite.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is keeping the player base engaged with all its new features after being received quite well around the globe. Chapter 5 brings several exciting new changes including weapon modification, new skins, custom cars, and a lot more.

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In addition, a new tactical weapon named Ballistic Shield is grabbing everyone’s attention, as it allows you to defend yourself with a shield while using a weapon at the same time.

Using the Ballistic Shield can be effective in several situations considering it has infinite health, but you might find it challenging when you have to counter it. So, here’s how to counter the Ballistic Shield in Fortnite.

How to counter Ballistic Shield in Fortnite

Here are all the simple ways you can use to counter and finish off enemies running the Ballistic Shield in Fortnite:

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  • Target legs and right arm: The shield only covers the upper body and the right arm is exposed due to the pistol.
  • Use Grapple Blade: To quickly close in the distance and surprise them from behind.
  • Use grenades: Shield Breaker EMP and Plunger grenades work well against players using the Ballistic Shield in Fortnite, so keep a dedicated slot for them.
  • Keep shooting at the shield: The shield goes down after significant damage so you can shoot them from a range, so make sure you carry enough ammo.
Ballistic Shield put to use on top of the train in Fortnite Chapter 5 posterEpic Games
The Ballistic Shield is proving to be an excellent defense item in the Zero Build mode.

Where to find Ballistic Shield in Fortnite?

You can find Ballistic Shields in the ground loot, chests, and Vaults across the map in Fortnite. The Ballistic Shield can be carried much like the other guns in the game, and it allows you to protect most of your body, while also granting you the ability to shoot with a pistol.

You can also charge with the shield in front, using your sprint, allowing you to deal 50 damage to any player that comes your way, as well as break structures with a few charges.

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Epic states that the Ballistic Shield has infinite health, however, after taking a considerable amount of damage, the shield is temporarily disabled. If you’re playing in the Zero Build mode, you might find killing an opponent with a Ballistic Shield extremely challenging.

So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about the Ballistic Shields in Fortnite’s Chapter 5.

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