Fortnite receives new items at a dizzying speed and that means the chance for bugs and glitches is considerably high. The latest bug involves the new Chug Splash and its healing capabilities.

Due to Epic Games’ high intensity development schedules, bugs for new weapons and items do tend to slip through. Thankfully, the studio makes it their business to quickly root out and fix these issues.

The v9.30 patch brought with it the Chug Splash healing item. Though it’s a wonderful addition, a recently discovered bug will hinder players when trying to use it.

Bushes prevent Chug Splash healing

For those that have not had a chance to use the new healing item, let’s do a quick recap.

The Chug Splash heals players, allies, and enemies for 20 health/shield within a radius of effect. Think of it as a kind of healing explosive. Players can hold a maximum of 6 in a single inventory stack. The item can be found in Floor Loot, Chests, and Supply Drops.

Unfortunately, the items healing effect becomes bugged when it’s applied to a player with inside of a bush.

You can’t get health from Chug Splash if you’re in a bush from r/FortNiteBR

The bug applies to all variations of healing from the Chug Splash. For example, healing will not be applied to ‘bushed’ targets whether they are an ally or an enemy.

Obviously, this has a serious negative impact for teamplay. Until the bug is fixed, Chug Splash should not be used to heal allies in a bush. Conversely, it is currently completely safe to throw the cans when enemies (with a bush) are in range as it will not heal them.

Rock beats Scissors, Bush beats Chug Splash

Looking at the possible causes for the glitch, the most obvious one points to the bush’s parameter to take a single shot/source of damage before being disabled.

We suspect that the game’s logic is thinking that the bush should prevent the projectile’s “damage” aka healing in this special case. But, as the player receives 0 damage, the bush is not removed. At least, that’s what it looks like from the outside.

The bug applies to both healing and gaining shields. Epic Games has not made any official statement about this glitch at this time. We will update you on any fixes to this issue as soon as more information is released.

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