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Fortnite Guides - News and Updates - January 4, 2023

Where is the Guardian Shield in Fortnite

The Guardian Shield is one of the new equipment added in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, and players can use this item to defend themselves from gunfire. The Guardian Shield was added to the game with BR Hotfix V23.10 along with the midseason drops. Players can find and equip this new item to have a defensive advantage over the opponents. This guide will help players to find the Guardian Shield and explain how to use it in Fortnite.

How to get the Guardian Shield in Fortnite

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Guardian Shield can be found in the new Oathbound Chests in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. The Guardian Shield deploys a blue shielding guardrail in front of a player to block any kind of incoming damage. This new equipment is brilliant for the No Build game modes, as it gives players more room to work with while taking fights across the map. The Guardian Shield does not last forever as it degenerates over time. Keep an eye on the shield’s color changing to know when to find cover. 

The Guardian Shield acts like a mobile cover, allowing players to move around this equipment. It can also be thrown on the ground as a piece of stationary equipment that can be used to peek around and shoot opponents. The Shockwave Hammer is one of the toughest weapons to defend against this season, and players can do it effectively with the Guardian Shield.

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When fighting in a 1v1 situation, the Guardian Shield can become a player’s best friend. This equipment will block bullets easily at close to mid-range. Counting your opponent’s shot and waiting for them to reload before peeking out from the shield can be a neat trick with this equipment. Players who play Apex Legends will find similarities between the Guardian Shield and Newcastle’s Tactical Ability. Make sure to find one of the Guardian Shields early on in the match to increase the chances of survival this season.

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