Fortnite Battle Royale v19.01 - Jan 4 Hotfix

The Fortnite Team

Last week saw the unvaulting of Clingers, and now this week sees the debut of a new item. A perfect complement to Med-Mist, say hello to the Shield Keg!

The Shield Keg: Restore All Shields Around It

Fortnite Shield Keg

You can spray a Med-Mist — introduced in v19.00 — to restore your or your allies’ Health. With the new Shield Keg, throw it down to restore your whole squad’s Shields! This Shield fountain spouts more than long enough to restore a player’s Shield from 0 to 100. But be careful where you throw one down, as it can restore enemies’ Shields too.

Find Shield Kegs in Chests, on the ground, and from Supply Drops. Also exchange Bars for them from Lt. John Llama and The Scientist! 

Winterfest “Wrapping” Up

Fortnite Winterfest

As a reminder, Winterfest ends January 6 at 9 AM ET. Unwrap 14 gift items — two Outfits included, complete Sgt. Winter’s Quests for XP and more, and unlock items by playing Creator-made Winterfest games! Also, as one of the Epic Games Store Epic Deals, get another gift Outfit by logging into Fortnite from the Epic Games Launcher then redeeming it from the Item Shop. 

And that’s a wrap for now. Assemble your squad ‘round a replenishing Shield Keg!