Although smoke grenades were removed from the game in the most recent update, as players were not used to using them Fortnite , Epic Games decided to introduce a new type of explosive anyway. Instead of smoke grenades, there will be remote or remote explosives. Remote Explosives are basically C4 bombs that can be used to knock down buildings and leave explosive surprises for enemy players who stumble over them and don't want to make a good end.
These C4 remote explosives will have various impact modes depending on how you use them. This guide explains everything you need to know about C4, which will be introduced with update 3.3, starting with the basics, including how to use it and detonate it. Obviously it's useful on all the platforms on which Fortnite it's available: PS4, Xbox One and PC. Epic Games has also released an announcement trailer for the C4.
Remote explosives are rare and can be found inside Treasure Chests, Supply Drops and as Floor Loot. It also seems to us a more than sharable choice to prevent players from spamming it.
The first thing to know is that although you can use C4 to set traps for your enemies, it doesn't count as a trap. The C4 occupies an inventory space, just like any other bomb or explosive item. C4 Remote Explosives are available in stacks of four, up to a maximum of 10.
How to detonate C4 in Fortnite
The C4 is a type of bomb that can be attached to surfaces or dropped onto an object and detonated remotely using remote detonation. Detonating C4 in Fortnite is a two-step process.
First, you have to launch C4 where you want it to explode by pressing R2 (PS4), RT (Xbox One) or left mouse click (PC). The C4 will stay attached to whatever you throw it at, such as walls, ceilings and floors. Holding down the corresponding button displays an arc that allows you to aim, to be more precise when you launch.
Now it's time to detonate it. To detonate the C4 in Fortnite , simply press the "Aim Down Sights" button, which by default is L2 (PS4), LT (Xbox One) or right click (PC).
Note: If you move to another weapon after launching your C4, you will not be able to detonate the explosive until you select it again.
Tips for using C4 in Fortnite
Now that you know how to detonate C4 in Fortnite , here are some tips to keep in mind when using these remote explosives:
- The C4 will explode if it's damaged. This means that your C4 can detonate earlier if someone shoots at it, so be careful where you planted your C4. Try to avoid throwing explosives into areas where bullets fly.
- The C4 will explode in the order in which it is launched. If you launch multiple units of C4, they will explode in the order you launched them when you blow them up. This can be used to your advantage to create more special effects. For example, align several units of C4 for an explosive chain reaction.
- C4 doesn't do much damage to players. Surprisingly, remote explosives aren't as lethal in Fortnite the game. Prioritize the destruction of environments and materials by blowing up walls, stairs, doors and other items created by players to get the most out of your C4.
- C4 requires adequate time. There is a slight delay from the moment you click to detonate to the moment the C4 actually explodes, so keep that in mind when you detonate remote explosives in Fortnite .