8 Most Creative Fortnite In-Game Items
By Jack Cohen
We've compiled the eight most creative Fortnite in-game items we've seen over the years that are worth shouting out. Epic Games has done a fantastic job keeping the game fresh and releasing content that is different and exciting. The disease that plagues video games is staleness, and Epic Games has made sure their game never reaches that point. Here are some of our favorite examples—in no particular order—of Epic Games' inventive item additions.
1. Boogie Bomb
I don't know whose idea it was to add a grenade thats blast radius made everyone stop and dance, but it was brilliant. It required some skill as to not find yourself in the radius and waste the opportunity, but it was just a generally fun item. Dying to someone using a Boogie Bomb only resulted in respect.
2. Chug Jug
The Chug Jug was the original legendary consumable that is now unfortunately vaulted, but it helped place Fortnite on the map. Its signature look and name gave Fortnite a lot of great attention. It epitomized the Fortnite flair millions of players have come to love.
The Rift-To-Go was a fun addition and spiced up the meta. Movement items in the game are always interesting, and this one really changed the dynamic of fights. It allowed players to instantly create a rift in the sky and fall from it in skydiving mode. It has since been vaulted.
Maybe in relation to the newer items, the SCAR isn't the most creative, but this item was indicative of a new direction of Fortnite. Once the SCAR was added, Epic Games started really adding new content and making big changes to what was arguably becoming a stale set of weapons.
5. Storm Flip
The storm flip was an exciting new grenade and unfortunately, quickly vaulted. It allowed players to create a sphere shaped storm cloud within the safe zone and made late game battles really intense, or if you were the player without one, arguably unfair.
6. Mythic Goldfish
The Mythic Goldfish was an incredibly rare item that could be caught by fishing and when thrown, would deal 200 damage to players and structures. In other words, it would insta-kill players and demolish forts in moments if properly thrown. Although, extremely rare, the item was a fun and creative addition to the game.
Lightsabers were added during the Star Wars crossover event and stayed for a bit. They all dealt 25-150 damage based on the move and could block block 30 bullets on a 3 second cooldown. They were both beloved and equally hated for how overpowered they were and didn't remain in the game for very long.
8. Infinity Gauntlet
The item was one of the most exciting additions to the game and would transform the wearer into Thanos. Only one Infinity Gauntlet dropped in each match and would drop again when the wearer died, but it added a tremendous new angle to Fortnite for the limited time it was available in game.