Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4 brought a ton changes to battle royaleand one of the biggest of them all is a new throwable item called Chrome Splash. You will really get to know these little guys over the next few months, but it will take a minute before we map out all the good strategies for them. So for now, let’s go over the basics so you have some idea of what you’re doing with these Chrome Splashes before you start using them. Trust me, you will love this.
Fortnite Chrome Splash
First: where. Luckily for all of us, Chrome Splash is incredibly easy to find – almost as easy to find as wood, stone, or metal. That means you can harvest Chrome Splashing from chrome objects, just like you would get building materials. There’s a lot of chrome on the island now, so Chrome Splashing is everywhere.
But if you find yourself needing more chrome but aren’t near any chrome, there is a NPC called Maximillian, an old pilot who hangs out on a floating platform between Shifty Shafts and Zero Point who sells splashes of chrome
How to use Chrome Splashes
There are two main things you can do with Chrome Splashing: throw them at yourself and/or your teammates, and throw them at buildings. Let’s start with the second one, because it’s pretty simple.
When you touch a building with Chrome Splash, the first thing you will notice is that the building turns very silver. Now that it’s chrome plated, you can actually walk through the wall. Moving through chrome walls is not as fast as going through a space with one wall Not–there is a short animation that shows how you arrange to get through it, not that you can easily go through if there is not a wall at all.
This mechanical through-wall tool is intended for vertical surfaces only – so this won’t work with floors and ceilings – and it activates when you push yourself over the surface in question. And the building will be chrome plated until the end of the round or it is destroyed. There are many spots on the island this season where the buildings have been chromed, and you can walk through those walls, too.
Most of the time, though, you’ll be using Chrome Splashes on yourself. When you do, you will become a heat rash and you will be immune to fire. And when you try to sprint, you’ll turn into a chromey blob that moves pretty fast and can dash pretty much like the Zero Point fish dash we saw last season, most recently. If you rush into a wall, it will turn that wall into chrome and you will pass it. However, moving with a dash uses stamina, so don’t overdo it when you don’t need it.
The chrome splash effect doesn’t last forever with the player, but you should get a healthy amount of time before it wears off – about 40 seconds according to my stopwatch. While you’re a blob, you won’t take fall damage, but beware: If another player damages you, you’ll revert to your chromed human form. You will still have fire immunity, but you will lose the damage protection on fall.
And that’s everything you need to know to get started with Chrome Splashes. Now start splashing.
Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4including our summary of it all new weapon and new map changeand everything you need to know about New types of tunnels have just appeared.
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