Matt Pryor

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Fortnite: Five Items That Should Be Unvaulted In Chapter 2 Season 3

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These five items would be great inclusions to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is just around the corner. Set to release on June 4, Fortnite's latest season will undoubtedly provide an entirely new experience to players around the world. For the past three years, Epic Games has never failed to shock the Fortnite player base with its evolving Battle Royale mode. We've seen everything from planes to helicopters and everything in between. Chapter 2 Season 3 established a new pace for Battle Royale mode. Changes are few and far between nowadays in Fortnite.

Season 3 provides an opportunity for Epic Games to return to their roots and refresh Fortnite altogether. This new season will surely vault and unvault a multitude of items. We have compiled a list of five things that should come out of retirement for the new season.

Shadow Bombs

A Shadow Bomb from Fortnite on a blue background

Since the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, rotational items have been few and far between. Yes, we have boats and launch pads, but Season 3 deserves much more. What Fortnite has lacked lately is a low-risk rotational item. Enter the Shadow Bomb, which is one of the most versatile rotational options in Fortnite history. These items are game-changers at the highest level. They exist as a worthy alternative to the often unpredictable Launch Pad.

Shadow Bombs allow a player to cloak themselves with invisibility for six seconds. These items also grant players a double jump, which is useful in many different scenarios. Shadow Bombs offer a low risk, high reward rotational option that doesn't exist nowadays. These unique rotational items left Fortnite at the end of Season 9. They have not reappeared seen since much to the displeasure of many Fortnite fans. Players around the world would welcome Shadow Bombs back with open arms.

Shield Bubble

A Fortnite Shield Bubble on a purple background

Although short-lived, Shield Bubbles were fun to use in Season X. As the meta developed two seasons ago, players quickly learned how useful these items could be at times. Shield Bubbles would fit nicely into the current Chapter 2 Season 2 meta. This season, unfortunately, punishes players who rotate into zone late. Typically the players positioned in the zone will focus on one or two unlucky victims as they come out of the storm. This onslaught is unavoidable in most cases.

Shield Bubbles would be a real savior in this regard should they find their way back into Battle Royale. The gameplay and strategy would change completely. Players would now have the option to carry a maximum stack of two Shield Bubbles. Taking two Shield Bubbles would mean players could avoid punishment in a late-game scenario. These items give players the option to box up, deploy a Shield Bubble and then heal at their leisure. It would be interesting to see Shield Bubbles reappear in the new season.

Consumable Bush

Consumable Bush in Fortnite on an orange background

Listen, we all know precisely how ridiculously powerful some of the current weapons are in Fortnite. Chief among those is the Heavy Sniper, which can end a player's solo run in less than a second. It's nearly impossible to plan for and is truly one of the most unfortunate aspects of Fortnite. Here is where the Consumable Bush would come into play and offer a safe counter to the Sniper Rifle.

Many players overlooked the Consumable Bush for several seasons and failed to see its true potential. The Bush will save a player's life from the wrath of a Heavy Sniper, or any Sniper for that matter. This addition is simple and would ease the anxiety that many have when rotating. Nothing is worse than obtaining the best loot in Fortnite only to take a Heavy Sniper shot. It's a simple change that would grant players a second chance at life.

Bouncers

A Fortnite Bouncer item on a blue background

Fortnite Battle Royale no longer utilizes utility traps to their full potential. Fortnite Chapter 2 Seasons 1 and 2 have only featured Spike Traps and Launch Pads to occupy those inventory spaces. The days of deployable Cozy Campfires, Poison Dart Traps and Mounted Turrets are no more. Season 3 would be an excellent opportunity to reintroduce Bouncer into Battle Royale. After leaving Fortnite back in Season X, the Bouncers have not reappeared since that time.

Bouncers are unique in the sense that they offer a different level of mobility, unlike many others. Players can deploy Bouncers on floors, walls and ramps. Bouncers also negate fall damage to save a player in near-death situations. The range of options that come along with Bouncers is worth considering as Fortnite Chapter 2 continues into its next season. These versatile utility traps would be a useful addition to the current Fortnite meta. Bouncers appeal from both a competitive and casual perspective.

Chug Splash

A Fortnite Chug Splash on a purple background

Healing is undoubtedly not an issue with the current state of Fortnite. Floppers, Small Frys Slurpfish, Bandage Bazookas, Medkits, Bandages, Small Shield Potions and Big Shield potions all exist as healing options. For players who don't typically focus on fishing, it can be challenging to locate enough shield potions and health to carry them through a full game. The inclusion of Chug Splashes to Chapter 2 Season 3 could be worthwhile.

The life of Chug Spalshes came to an end as Fortnite moved into Chapter 2 Season 1. These healing items are some of the most useful due to their instantaneous effect. Players can instantly throw a Chug Splash at the ground beneath them or at a friendly to heal 20 HP. Chug Splashes also comes with the ability to stack up to four per inventory slot. They are equally effective in both solo and team matches. Although it's minor, Chug Splashes would fit nicely into Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

What items would you like to see return? Do you agree or disagree with any of the items on this list? Let us know on Twitter @ESTNN. Stay tuned for more Fortnite news and updates!

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