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How to find & use Fortnite Guardian Shield: Item locations

Here’s how Fortnite players can find and use the new Guardian Shield item in the Chapter 4 Season 1 update.

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The new Guardian Shield is now officially available in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, so here’s everything you need to know about it, including how to find and use it.

As of January 3, 2023, Epic Games have officially released the new Guardian Shield item in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.

Players have been expecting this item for some time now, and with it officially available in-game, many are wondering how to use it and where to find it.

Here’s our guide on how to get the Fortnite Guardian Shield, as well as how to use it.

Where to find the Fortnite Guardian Shield item

The best way to find the Fortnite Guardian Shield item is to open Oathbound Chests, as they have the highest percentage to drop in these chests. The Guardian Shield in Fortnite can also be found in normal chests, supply drops, and floor loot, but the chances are significantly lower.

The Fortnite Guardian Shield can be found in the Battle Royale, Zero Build, and Competitive modes as a rare drop, so no matter what your preference is, you should be able to find it.

How to use the Guardian Shield in Fortnite

To use the Fortnite Guardian Shield, players will first need to put it in one of their inventory slots. Once equipped, players can use the shoot button to deploy the shield in the character’s hand, providing a wide protective barrier in front of the player, similar to Reinhardt in Overwatch.

While doing this, players are unable to use weapons and can’t scroll through their inventory slots, or the barrier will be disabled. The barrier also has an energy percentage which can be seen to the left of their Harvesting Tool. Once the energy is depleted, the shield will be disabled but after a 10-second cooldown, players can use it once again.

Players can also use their aim button to throw the Guardian Shield on the floor, which will deploy the shield in a set location. This is less mobile than the method above, but players can pick it back up and place it again if they wish to change its location.


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