A description of today’s update in Fortnite. New “Guardian Shield” item and skin styles.

Epic has introduced exactly what you would expect. Launching Fortnite today, you will see a new item.

The leakers were not wrong. Epic has introduced a shield and new styles to the game. This is a content update, so you don’t need to download anything extra. All you need to do is turn on Fortnite itself. The developers have already released the official description:

Findable from Oathbound Chests, the Guardian Shield deploys a protective barrier in front of you which blocks incoming damage. This shield can be raised as mobile cover while you and the squad are on the move, or thrown to the ground for stationary, sustained protection. The barrier won’t last forever, so keep your eyes on the shield’s changing color to indicate when it’s about to run out!

And information about styles:

With the v23.10 January 3 hotfix, the first Midseason Drop has, well… dropped. Midseason Drops are a new addition this Season, and are obtainable alt Styles for Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass Outfits! Starting this week, earn 10 Account Levels to obtain a fresh look for Selene. In the following four weeks, keep earning Account Levels and obtain Midseason Drops for Massai, Doom Slayer, Dusty, and Nezumi.

There are no breakthroughs or surprises here. This is exactly what leakers reported, so everyone expected it.