A new trap has been leaked and will be added to Fortnite’s arsenal within the next week or two. Hypex posted via Twitter that a wall trap labeled Armored Wall will drop in a Fortnite patch coming soon in Season 8.
Traps have run through Fortnite time and time again and have seen fluctuating popularity. Depending on the game’s meta, sometimes traps are the best thing to find or are something players find completely unnecessary.
Fortnite will see a new trap that allows for reinforced construction
While almost all of Fortnite‘s previous traps were aimed at damage or mobility, the Armored Wall will give players the ability to turn any building piece into a reinforced metal barrier. The armored wall will have 2,500 HP, more than enough to withstand a magazine from any weapon.
Fortnite players will be able to carry stacks of 20 of these armored walls, and it will take a second and a half before they’re ready to deploy. Armored walls can be built over virtually any structure, including cones, floors, walls, and even enemy structures.
They will be found in stacks of five, according to Hypex, so players can reinforce multiple structures after finding a single group of armored walls. Additionally, players can find Fortnite’s new trap on the ground and / or in loot. If this is true, they will not be in vaults of any kind.
Amored Walls will dramatically change the dynamics of Fortnite by providing players with true, lasting cover. With 2,500 HP, players could use a full medical kit before an enemy dispenses enough rounds to topple the structure.
Instead of having to build for a living, players can put down a few of those armored walls and feel really safe. They will force enemy players to advance at close range and find another way in as they won’t be able to mow through the armored wall without spending large amounts of ammo.
Be on the lookout for these traps across the Fortnite map as they can save lives and provide game-changing mechanics.