New Fortnite Guardian Shield is item straight out of Overwatch 2

We know Epic Games does a lot of great – and original – things with its’ battle royale shooter Fortnite, but the latest update has introduced an item that’s almost too similar to something you’d see in Blizzard’s hero shooter Overwatch 2. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the new Guardian Shield item – which is not to be mistaken with the Guardian Shield glider you can pick up in the Kratos Bundle.

That Guardian Shield is nothing more than a cool cosmetic, but this Guardian Shield is a brand new in-game item that allows players to both run around Fortnite Island with a huge energy shield in-hand and throw a huge energy shield out in front of them. If you’re wondering how this works, just picture the combination of a Reinhardt shield and a Sigma shield – because that’s almost exactly what this item is.

You’ll be pleased to know that Epic Games has made sure that the value of the shield deteriorates over time, so you’re not going to be covered by it forever. However, it starts off on 2,000% shield capacity – which suggests that it’s going to offer quite a lot of protection in-game. Data mined information, however, does say that it has a Magazine Size of 100 – which could very well mean that it offers 100 damage points’ worth of protection before it breaks. We know you can now play as all six original Avengers in Fortnite, but this is what you need if you want to protect yourself.

Either way, when you combine this with the recently released Shockwave Hammer – something that quite a few Fortnite players have expressed bears a resemblance to Reinhardt’s ultimate ability Earthshatter – you really can live out your Overwatch 2 dreams in Epic Games’ battle royale shooter.

If you can’t wait to find the Guardian Shield for yourself in-game.

If you’re wondering how to beat The Ageless in Fortnite, we certainly think the Guardian Shield will help you out. You’ll be pleased to know that, as you can see, it’s a blue rarity item. That should mean that it won’t take you too long to find one in-game. Just be careful not to use it too much as it doesn’t look like it’s value recharges when it’s not activated.

It’s also worth checking out our guide to the best Fortnite landing spots for Chapter 4 Season 1. If you’re looking to survive until the final circle, this should set you up for success.