The season 6 of Fortnite Battle Royale was released yesterday with a ton of items and new places in the map. However in less than 24 hours, after reports of a glitch, Epic has disabled the Shadow Stones which were also newly introduced.
Shadow Stones, when consumed, made the players kind of invisible and allowed them to zip through walls and objects while being immune to damage. The players are not entirely invisible which doesn’t make tracking impossible.
However, due a glitch reported by multiple players, and as highlighted by a Reddit user Sammmmie, Consuming Shadow Stones would make the players completely invisible and untraceable. This unbalanced the game and prompted Epic to immediately disable the Stones.
The glitch appeared to occur any time somebody got downed shortly after grabbing a Shadow Stone. If revived by a teammate, players would remain fully invisible, even while moving, and were able to use all the abilities in the game. Take a look at the video below by a Youtube Channel: A general apathy
Epic also said in a tweet that they are disabling the Shadow Stones temporarily until a fix can be found. We will hope to see this item return soon as it was a unique featuring introduced yesterday.
Due to an issue with Shadow Stones, we’re disabling them until we have a fix.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 27, 2018
Shadow Stones aren’t the only items that are being removed from Fortnite. The new season has already come with a lot of weapon being vaulted like the Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer and the Remote Explosive are no longer available in the game. The developers also made changes to the new Grappler that cane out in the previous season, reducing its recharges from 15 to 10.
Fortnite Season 6 came with a lot of items and rewards with the Battle Pass. You can also take the help of our Week 1 Challenges Guide to help you earn those Battle Stars in turn for cool Fortnite rewards.
What do you think of the Shadow Stones? How do you think it will affect the gameplay? Let us know in the comments below.