Annoying Fortnite Glitch Makes Shield Kegs Completely Useless

A Fortnite player has revealed an annoying bug that prevents players from receiving a shield through the use of Shield Kegs.

Chapter 3 Season 3 of Fortnite was a real treat for the fans of the Epic Games Battle Royale game.

With new weapons, features and of course new cosmetics, Fortnite returned with a fresh coat of paint that made the game feel like new.

But with all the new additions, there were a myriad of issues affecting the gameplay. The latest technical mishap comes from using the Shield Keg, which was introduced in Chapter 3 Season 1.

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The Shield Keg gives players and their teammates extra shield when used.

Fortnite Shield Keg bug breaks item

Brought to the community’s attention on Reddit by Redditor Ibackk, they uploaded a video of themselves acquiring the recovering item while looting a building in Sleeping Sound.

Ibackk tosses the barrel in an effort to bestow its healing properties; the tool sputters about playing its animation as usual, but refuses to squirt over the shield juice used to heal the player.

Thinking that the building they are in affects how the tool performs, they start destroying the settlement to get it out of the way to see if it blocked the animation or not. It was not.

Shocked, the video shows the Redditor staring at the seemingly broken item as the Shield Keg’s bug shows up in full, denying them any extra shield, then disappearing.

Fortunately for the community, one of the mods from the Fortnite subreddit commented below the video asking “how can this bug be reproduced?” and “what platform do you play on?” with Ibackk noting that this issue occurred on the PC.

It’s unclear if the bug will be addressed in future patches, especially since this Shield Keg bug appears to be an isolated incident as of April 15.

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