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Shadow Stones are Consumable Foraged Items in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were added in Season 6.


Shadow Stones, when consumed, turn players into Shadow Form for 45 seconds. This form makes players invisible, aside from a purple contrail whilst moving. Whilst in the shadow form, players are unable to use weapons, they gain increased movement speed, jump height, and are immune to falling damage and they gain a phase ability which can be activated with the Primary Fire button. This will propel players forward, allowing them to phase through solid objects, such as walls, trees, and even player structures.

Shadow Stones must be consumed off the ground, and cannot be stored in the player's inventory. The effect can be canceled by holding down the aim button.


Shadow Stones heal no HP. They take 1 second to consume.

Shadow Stone
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Duration: 45s
Time to Use: 1s


Shadow Stones spawn Abductors’ crash sites in large stacks. They will also appear when a Sideways encounter ends.

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • Shadow Stones are useful for escaping the storm, or general traversal at high speeds.
  • Shadow Stones can be used to negate fall damage in an emergency. However, this is very hard to make use of due to the item being unable to be stored in the player's inventory.
  • Players can stack speed boosts from Peppers, or Chili Chug Splash to gain a very fast movement speed.


Season 6

  • Update v6.00: Added Shadow Stones
    • They are found in corrupted areas of the map, visible by their purple ground and burnt soil. There are 7 locations that they can be found at.

Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1



  • Despite the player's Harvesting Tool slot being changed to a Shadow Stone of Epic rarity, Shadow Stones are Common when marked.
  • In Chapter 2: Season 8, players could briefly use the Snikt! or Hand-Forged to gain a Harvesting Tool whilst in the Shadow form, enabling them to deal melee damage. This was quickly patched.
    • Another bug re-enabled this, even allowing weaponry to be used. This was again patched.
  • Shadow Stones were notorious for being constantly disabled and re-enabled due to their buggy nature, similar to Sand Tunneling.
    • They were disabled for most of their inclusion in Season 6, disabled when introduced as Glitched and finally disabled twice in Chapter 2: Season 8.
  • Shadow Stones share an effect with the Shadow Bomb. They are also very similar to the effect given to eliminated players during Fortnitemares 2020.
  • When a player exits the Shadow Form while in the air, they receive fall damage.
  • While in the Shadow Form, players can be detected by Supply Llamas and Cube Monsters.
  • A Shadow Stone cannot be consumed after consuming a Zero Point Pretzel. It is unknown why this occurs.