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Fortnite Guardian Shield locations and how to block shots while holding the Guardian Shield

How to complete this weekly challenge.

Block shots while holding the Guardian Shield is one of the time-limited weekly challenges you need to complete in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.

We've detailed the Guardian Shield locations in Fortnite below, along with how to block shots while holding the Guardian Shield.

There are five stages to this challenge, and you'll earn 16k XP for completing each stage for a total of 80k XP. This XP can then help you earn Battle Stars for this season's Battle Pass.

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Fortnite Guardian Shield locations

The best way to find Guardian Shields in Fortnite is to search Oathbound Chests. These are the long white-and-gold chests found in the orange-coloured areas of the map, usually near a castle or fort landmark.

Although they can appear in chests, supply drops, and floor loot, the best chance of getting a Guardian Shield is from an Oathbound Chest.

There are dozens of Oathbound Chests scattered across these orange-coloured areas of land, but like regular chests, they don't always spawn - and Guardian Shields aren't guaranteed from opening an Oathbound Chest either.

We suggest going to an area with a high number of potential Oathound Chest spawns to increase your chances of getting a Guardian Shield.

The best places to find a lot of Oathbound Chests and Guardian Shields are:

  • Breakwater Bay
  • The Citadel
  • Faulty Splits

Here's a map from meetlootllama on Reddit showing where all Oathbound Chests can potentially spawn in Fortnite:


Fortnite Chapter 4 Chapter 1 is here, complete with a new augments system, the coming arrival of Geralt and the Ageless Champion to beat! We've also got a present list for Winterfest and Cozy Lodge and pizza slice locations. Meanwhile, learn how to get XP fast, earn the Victory Umbrella, find character locations and earn a Victory Crown.


How to block shots while holding the Guardian Shield in Fortnite

To block shots while holding the Guardian Shield, make sure it's equipped and then press the same button you would to shoot a weapon. A large blue shield will then appear in front of you, protecting you from some incoming gunfire.

The shield can also be thrown on the ground to act as stationary cover, and can protect against melee weapons like the Shockwave Hammer, but only if it lands just in front of the shield. Keep in mind that these methods won't count towards the 'block shots while holding the Guardian Shield' challenge.

You can't block forever, however, as the Guardian Shield's power will drain over time. The shield will start to turn pink when it's nearly drained, and you can also see how long you have left by checking the bar next to the shield in your inventory, at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

If you would like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, visit our guides on character locations, Augments, how to get XP fast, and when Geralt is coming to Fortnite.

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.

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