Insane 'Fornite' Glitch Gives Players Free Small Shield Potions

What's the trick that everyone needs to learn ASAP?

Most Fortnite glitches usually result in bizarre deaths or gaining access to weird places, but the latest that fans have picked up on offers a great boon to players that want to get full shields ASAP. There’s a way to guarantee that a chest will have Small Shield Potions inside.

This pro tip first emerged on Reddit in a post by redditor Besart17 on Thursday morning. “Pro tip: Fake drinking a big shield to get minis,” the title read. The accompanying video features player “just build dog” chugging a Shield Potion for only 1 second — therefore interrupting the animation — and then opening up a nearby chest in Retail Row to get a batch of Small Shield Potions.

Is it possible that this happens every time? Plenty of comments on the post, like the following, claim it happens 100 percent of the time — but because it’s Reddit many of the comments come off as ridiculous and unserious.

So Inverse’s own Justin Dodd, co-host of the one and only Fortnite talk show Squad Up, hopped online to test out the glitch. Sure enough, doing the half-chugged chest opener maneuver worked:

As of right now, it looks like this glitch is successful 100 percent of the time, but it does unfortunately require that the player already have a full Shield Potion. Any decent Fortnite player knows to never straight-up chug a Shield Potion when they find one, because it’s best to guzzle two Small Shield Potions first — because they can only get Shields up to 50 — and then consume the larger potion.

Unfortunately, as word of this little cheat grows, Epic Games is bound to release a hotfix patch to make this totally impossible, but for the time being, be sure to integrate this trick into every match moving forward.

Additional reporting by Justin Dodd.

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