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How to make a moving shield bubble in Fortnite Battle Royale without teammates

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s Shield Bubble isn’t designed to move around the map with you, but an ingenious player has found a way to stick one onto your character – without the help of any teammates.

The Shield Bubble item was originally added to Fortnite back in the v10.20 update, and when thrown down creates a protective dome around your character that keeps out projectiles and explosives for 30 seconds. 

Clever fans have found ways to create a moving version of this item before, but it’s always required the help of a teammate to make it work – that is, until now.

The Shield Bubble protects players from projectiles and explosives. Credit: Epic Games

By using one of the game’s core mechanics, Fortnite players can force a Shield Bubble to drop onto their own character’s hitbox, with the need to find a teammate willing to aid you in your quest. 

As shown by Reddit user /u/PengwinnerD3, by building and editing structures, you can force the Shield Bubble to drop off of a building piece by removing the tile it sits on, and then grabbing it yourself as it falls to the ground.

Strat: Sticking a Shield Bubble to yourself (solo) from r/FortNiteBR

You will need to have found a Bush item beforehand to pull this off, as the Shield Bubble requires the item to stick to, due to the item not sticking to character models by default.

This handy tip could be extremely useful to practice and master though, especially in late game scenarios where you may find yourself forced to move out of cover due to the storm. While the bubble won’t protect you from storm damage, it does mean that players can’t use RPGs, Grenade Launchers or other projectile items to harm you, giving you one less thing to worry about as you rotate. 

Whether Epic Games will ever address this trick remains to be seen, but with the developers failing to alter it when the sneaky technique was originally discovered by players working together, it’s possible we may see it remain in the game.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

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XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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How to disable pre-edits in Fortnite

After over a year of fan requests, Epic have added a ‘disable pre-edit’ option to Fortnite. Here’s where you can find it.

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In v15.20, Epic Games added a much-requested setting to Fortnite: ‘disable pre-edits.’ Here’s how it works and how to select it.

Finally, after years of Reddit threads, Twitter posts, and pro players begging, Epic added a ‘disable pre-edit’ setting to Fortnite.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new setting, including how it works and where to find it.

What does ‘pre-editing’ mean?

Pre-editing refers to the ability to edit a structure before placing it. The most popular use of pre-edits throughout Fortnite history was a cone/ramp edit when controller players had to use Combat Pro.

Now, however, very few players use pre-edits. Instead, pre-edits offer an obstacle, as they’re almost always completed by mistake. Of course, there are still some niche applications for pre-edits, but most players wanted Epic to add an option to disable these edits.

How to disable pre-edits

You can find the new option under the settings tab (cog wheel) in the start menu. Scroll down to the “Building” section, and you’ll see four options. One of them is the new “Disable Pre-Edit Option.”

If you turn this off, you’ll no longer be able to edit structures before placing them – good news for the bulk of the Fortnite community.

If may have taken Epic years to finally add this option, but it’s finally here. Next stop, an FoV slider!

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