The Return of Damage Traps in Fortnite Season OG

An in-depth guide on how to avoid damage from re-introduced damage traps in Fortnite Season OG. Looking at effective methods for both players with and without building materials.

The highly anticipated update of Chapter 4 Season OG in Fortnite, released on November 3, has seen the game reverting to its classic origins. The update has already caused a surge in player interest, leading to the highest player count recorded for the game with over 44 million players in a single day.

Nostalgia has been brought back in full swing. The iconic and much-loved previous Chapter 1 map, weapons, points of interest (POIs), and cosmetics have been reintroduced, adding an element of familiarity for longtime players.

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The re-introduction of fan-favourites is not limited to just maps and weapons. An in-game item, the Damage Trap, has also been unvaulted and brought back into the game. This item has been found to be particularly challenging for many players who are actively seeking effective methods to avoid damage from such traps found on the walls, floors, and ceilings.

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The Damage Traps indeed present a challenge, especially for those who find themselves without building materials. But there are a few strategies that allow players to walk straight over these traps and avoid getting hit by their spikes.

One of the strategies involves the use of the cone method which proves handy, especially when you have building materials. When approaching a Floor Trap, you simply place a pyramid-building piece on top of it. This simple action protects your player from the spikes. Next, you stand in one of the corners, and edit the cone so it becomes a larger pyramid forming into a point above your player's head. This leaves the area underneath it clear for moving around.

Once these steps have been followed, players can then destroy the cone completely and will be able to move around on the trap without having to worry about activating it. This means that you can easily avoid getting harmed by the spikes activated.

With the same cone method, you can also deal with wall traps. Instead of placing the pyramid on top of the trap, in this case, you place it on the floor directly beside the spikes and then perform the same edits. But it is crucial to remember that once you step off the trap, the effect of the trick wears off. You would need to carry out the method again before you can step on the spikes without taking damage. Moreover, jumping will also deal damage while on the trap, so ensure to keep your feet firmly on the ground.

If for some reason you have no materials to build over a Floor Trap, then you only have one option left to avoid taking damage in normal or Zero Build - the baiting method. For this method to work optimially, particularly when there are wall traps also in place, you would need to set these off first by quickly entering the trap in the center with one step and quickly exiting backward. This sets the wall and ceiling traps off first as they are activated further away than the traps on the floor.

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Next, you need to quickly step in again a bit further to set off the Floor Trap and go back once again, then simply run across the trap. The traps are reactivated after a short duration, so ensure to practice this a few times to get the hang of it and reduce the chances of being eliminated.

Getting spiked in Fortnite is avoidable and with the right strategies, you can confidently navigate through Damage Traps. There are many other aspects of Fortnite you might want to learn about as well. Look out for guides on how to level up fast in Fortnite, how to get free V-Bucks, the rarest skins in the game, the best Fortnite skins ever released, the player count of Fortnite, how to win in Fortnite, how to refer a friend, all Fortnite crossovers & collabs, best guns in the game, best landing spots, list of Fortnite dances, where to find all Exotic & Mythic weapons, are there any free V-Bucks codes in Fortnite, how to play Fortnite split-screen, and how to get free Fortnite skins. These tips and tricks will certainly enhance your Fortnite experience.

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