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Fortnite Shield Bubble locations and how to use them

Bubble Buddy returns.

Shield Bubbles have returned to Fortnite's map.

Alongside Balloons, Shield Bubbles have been added back into the game, as part of a trial period that ends May 17th.

There are challlenges associated with the item too, so you'll find info on where to find Shield Bubbles detailed in this guide, as well as some tips on how to use them.

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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 Launch Gameplay Trailer

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection and Eren Jaeger skin. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

Fortnite Shield Bubble locations

Shield Bubbles can be found all over the map in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. They are found as ground loot, so make sure you open chests and supply crates for a chance at getting one. They look like small, speherical throwable items. You can see an image of a Shield Bubble below.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is here and with it comes a new selection of Battle Pass skins! Take a look at the upcoming Eren Jaeger skin too! Don't forget to complete the new challenges, including winning arcade games, knocking back players with the Kinetic Blade, shooting targets while on a Grind Rail and restoring health or shields on a Grind Rail. Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are, new map changes, how to get XP fast, use the best PC settings, earn the Victory Umbrella and earn a Victory Crown.

How to use Shield Bubbles

Once you have picked up a Shield Bubble you just need to equip it from your quick-menu and hold L2/LT to aim. Throw with R2/RT, just like you would a grenade.

The Shield Bubble will trigger where it lands, producing a large dome around the area. Once inside, you will be shielded from gunfire and explosives, and can even return fire through the shield. Watch out for enemies charging towards your shield. If they get inside, they will be able to damage you.

The Shield Bubble will last 30 seconds before disappearing. If you like the Shield Bubble, and would like to see it stick around in Fortnite, make your way over to a Funding Station from May 17th to vote for it. It's either that or Balloons, whichever you think is best. Note that this will cost you Gold Bars.

If you like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, check out our guides on the character locations, Aquatic Communication Relays locations, Cow Catchers, Battle Bus Plans locations and how to transmit data to a drone, including drone locations, explained.

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