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After consistently finding less and less shield in Fortnite, SypherPK has come up with an outlandish theory about where it has got to.

When it comes to deep thoughts and discussion about Fortnite, Ali “SypherPK” Hassan’s stream is one of the best places to go. Don’t worry, he hasn’t gone mad, but his latest theory is a bit out there. Although he was joking around and only partly serious, there is definitely something going on with the blue stuff.

I don’t know about you, but personally it’s been becoming increasingly hard to find shield in Fortnite… not that it’s ever been particularly abundant. During a recent Twitch stream, SypherPK talked about this very problem, after searching 17 chests and finding just one big Shield Potion.

Sypher has mentioned in the past how Epic Games seem to be reducing shield spawn rates, but this latest drought led him to craft a crazy theory about why he couldn’t find any. He told his chat “I shouldn’t say this… Maybe entertain the idea that maybe if your stats are really good you have a less chance of getting better weapons and shields”.

The trap king then quickly went on to add “I don’t think that’s the case” but didn’t think it was completely off the cards. He referenced a past example where Call of Duty publishers Activision did something similar to essentially nerf better players. Sypher said “Why not? If they did that it would make the majority of players happier because the majority of players don’t have good stats”.

Whether anything fishy like this is going on or not, some extra minis here and there would definitely make the game more enjoyable. Sypher had to spend most of the match looting rather than fighting and even when he did kill people most of them weren’t carrying spare shield either.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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