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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Phone Booths are an object and gameplay mechanic in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 2.

Functionality

Phone Booths can be found in locations in which henchmen spawn, and are used to alter the player's outfit to 'blend in' with the AI. Upon interacting with a Phone Booth, the player enters it, the windows block out, and the player leaves it again, with their outfit now altered to that of a Henchmen. This process takes a few seconds from start to finish.

Whilst disguised the player has the ability to do certain actions:

  • Use Scanners to unlock doors and Henchman Chests.
  • Henchmen and Bosses from the area will not become Hostile towards the player.
  • Sentry Cameras will not detect the player.
  • Other players may not be able to differentiate you from other AI.

The Player can lose their disguise by:

  • Firing a weapon or using a Harvesting Tool.
  • Re-entering the Phone Booth.
  • Getting attacked by another player or AI.

Audio

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History

Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

Update v13.00: Removed the previous Phone Booth Locations, new booths can be found at:

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.00: Removed the previous Phone Booth Location. There are now no functioning Phone Booths on the Map.

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Update v17.30: 5 Phone Booths are added into the map. They only serve as a prop in order to complete a quest for the Clark Kent outfit. They use the same animation as the Phone Booth however.

Trivia

  • Standing in front of a Phone Booth, or Driving a vehicle in front of it whilst another player is inside, will throw the player back, or destroy the vehicle completely. The player who exits the booth will not be hurt.
  • A Phone Booth used to be found at Sharky Shell prior to it being unflooded, and was likely an asset from The Shark that was forgotten about until later.
  • The Mystique outfit has the unique ability to 'shape-shift' into other outfits after eliminating them, including henchmen. This effect does not grant the player the ability to act like a Henchman without disguising.
  • As a part of the Spire Quests during Chapter 2: Season 6, it was possible to don a disguise by interacting with a briefcase at The Spire. While wearing the disguise, you couldn’t be attacked by Spire Assassin or, later, Glyph Master Raz. The disguise would have disappeared if you had dealt or received damage, or if you had completed the Quest. The option to get a disguise disappeared when the Quest had been completed.
  • Their design resembles a Red Telephone Box, a iconic sight on the streets of the United Kingdom.
  • Entering a Phone Booth and changing clothing is a reference to Superman, and how he often changes into his costume inside a phone booth, in a comically fast fashion.
    • This comes full circle in Chapter 2: Season 7, when the player must do this action as Clark Kent to unlock the Superman Style.
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