Where to find & how to use Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in Fortnite

Where to find & how to use Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in Fortnite
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead

Published 

8th Sep 2023 10:49

New to Fortnite, Shield Breaker EMP Grenades shred Shields and stun electronics. While these unique Fortnite grenades are rather niche, they can prove quite useful situationally. This primer details where to find Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in the battle royale and how to get the most out of these throwables.

Where to find Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in Fortnite

S promotional image for the Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in Fortnite
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You can find Shield Breaker EMP Grenades as Floor Loot, in Chests, and inside Heist Bags. Since Heist Bags are restricted almost solely to the new POIs on Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4's map, your best bet is to search Sanguine Suites, Relentless Retreat, and Eclipsed Estate. Alternatively, you can purchase Shield Breaker EMP Grenades from Mae for 50 Gold Bars.

Shield Breaker EMP Grenades come in threes, and you can hold up to six per inventory slot.

How to use Shield Breaker EMP Grenades in Fortnite

Mae wielding a Shield Breaker Emp Grenade in Fortnite
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Shield Breaker EMP Grenades are a multi-use utility tool new in Chapter 4 Season 4. These grenades deal 70 Shield damage on impact but inflict zero damage to Health. Furthermore, Shield Breaker EMP Grenades disable practically everything electronic you can think of in Fortnite for 25 seconds, including:

  • Laser Grids
  • Sentry Turrets
  • Cameras
  • Business Turrets
  • Vehicles
  • Vending Machines
  • Hot Spot Drones
  • Shield Bubbles

Shield Breaker EMP Grenades are excellent for opening an engagement with an enemy and breaking their Shield. A couple of Shield Breaker EMP Grenades will remove an opponent's Shield entirely, leaving them vulnerable to a single well-placed shotgun shot.

If you enjoy heisting Kado Thorne's luxurious properties and stealing the Mythics stashed in the Vaults, Shield Breaker EMP Grenades are an invaluable asset. You can utilise Shield Breaker EMP Grenades to disable all of Thorne's defensive measures and make securing the treasure at these POIs as easy as ever.

Surprisingly, you can also use Shield Breaker EMP Grenades to blow up Fishing Spots.

So, if you see Shield Breaker EMP Grenades lying around, they're definitely worth an inventory slot! Hit five enemy players with Shield Breaker EMP Grenades to complete one of the Week 2 Quests in Chapter 4 Season 4 and earn a Level Up Token.

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Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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