Fortnite Season 6's New Item, Shadow Stones, Are Finally Back Again

The beleaguered item has returned to Battle Royale.

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One of the major new items Epic Games introduced to Fortnite at the start of Season 6 was Shadow Stones, but they've been beset by problems since arriving. Shortly after the stones went live, the developer had to pull them from the game several times, but it appears those issues have finally been resolved, and Shadow Stones are now back in the game.

The problems first began soon after Season 6 kicked off last week. Epic announced that it had to temporarily disable the Shadow Stones due to a bug. It didn't elaborate on what that issue was, but players had discovered an exploit that allowed them to shoot their weapons while being invisible, which wouldn't normally be possible when the stones were used.

The Shadow Stones were then briefly re-enabled over the weekend, only to quickly be removed again for an unspecified reason. They would remain disabled for several days--an unusually long time, as Epic is typically able to resolve issues that arise with items fairly quickly, although shopping carts were similarly plagued by problems when they were first introduced to the game.

On top of the newly reenabled Shadow Stones, Epic has added a new type of trap item to Fortnite: the Chiller. The trap was introduced as part of the game's 6.01 patch; it freezes an opponent's feet and causes them to slide around when triggered.

Season 6 is underway on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and mobile, and it's brought a slew of new cosmetic items and other rewards to unlock with the Season 6 Battle Pass, including Pets. You can see all of the new skins and cosmetics in our Season 6 rewards gallery. If you need help unlocking them, you can find tips and guides on how to complete the latest challenges in our Season 6 challenge roundup.

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