The Shield Bubble is viewed by most players as a direct counter to a missile barrage coming from a mech, but some are discovering there are more uses for it.
Since the shield is able to protect players from all damage, it was only a matter of time before someone tested if it would protect from fall damage.
Reddit user Genshadow15 showed how editing a floor and dropping down with the shield would allow you to freefall into the ground and take no damage.
It’s a neat little trick that could save you in a sticky situation, but more likely you’ll want to do the “Waterfalling” method where you try to attach a build piece to an existing structure when falling down. That way, you don’t need to rely on a certain item being in your inventory.
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In endgame scenarios where players have to drop down quickly, it could work out quite nicely but it’s hard to picture many other situations this could factor into.[ad name=”article4″]
With Shadow Bombs and Ballers being gone in Season 10, players are always on the look for more mobility options and perhaps this could end up catching on in a competitive scene.
Shield Bubbles aren’t exactly mobility items but they do let you cover ground quickly if needed, so who knows, this could become a viable option if no alternatives arise as the season goes on.
The Turbo Build changes added a delay in how quickly you can place items, making waterfalling a less than reliable option, but Epic quickly reverted those changes so you don’t have to worry about that.
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We’re also not entirely sure if this is actually working as intended as the Shield Bubble was originally added to protect from gunfire and rockets.