How to get the Ballistic Shield in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

A shield with a gun.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 introduced a treasure trove of new weapons and one of them is the Ballistic Shield. Before jumping into a match, you might want to know how to find this shield and what it does so here's everything you need to know about it in Fortnite.

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How to find the Ballistic Shield in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

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The Ballistic Shield is one of the new weapons added this season which can be found across different locations on the map. During my playthrough, I found the Ballistic Shield at the Pleasant Piazza and Lavish Lair POI. Both of these POIs have been added as part of the new locations in Chapter 5 Season 1. The Pleasant Piazza is located in the southwestern area whereas the Lavish Lair is in the northwest part of the map. The Ballistic Blade can also be found as part of floor lootchests, vaults, and epic chests.

Related: How to find the Grapple Blade in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

To equip the Ballistic Shield, press the interact or pick up keybind and add it to your inventory. I recommend visiting new POIs like Ritzy Riviera, Pleasant Piazza, Snotty Steppes, Ruined Reels, and Lavish Lair to find this item quickly.

The Ballistic Shield comes with a pistol so you can defend yourself from enemies while shooting them at the same time. I recommend using it in close-range combat to attack your enemies with the shield as it pushes them back with a knocking effect. In case, the enemy is shooting at you, use the Shield to defend before firing at them with the pistol. However, it is important to remember that the Ballistic Shield has 350 HP and can only take damage for a limited time. Therefore, make sure to swap the shield with other weapons quickly unless you want to remain exposed to the enemies.

To find out more on Fortnite, check out How to get Society Medallions in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 on Pro Game Guides.

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Shreya's interest in gaming developed back in school, with Clash of Clans in 2006. After that, she moved on to different FPS titles on mobile, and RPGs on PC. Her favorite games include the Dark Pictures series, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Hogwarts Legacy, and Fortnite. She has previously worked as a Games Writer for Dexerto (CharlieIntel). Currently, she is working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since January 2023.

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