Traps and Devices are a type of item in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these items is to be placed in the environment to either help allies or hinder opponents in some way. Not all traps are placed however, some are thrown and some are environmental.
Traps and Devices have two main uses in Battle Royale: Either to damage opponents, or to aid allies in some way. Traps are normally placed by the player, and take up a special infinite inventory slot, but some are items instead.
As a general rule, a player who comes within the same tile as a placed trap will activate it, causing the effects of the trap to apply. Some traps can however be dodged, by entering the tile, then exiting it before the effect is applied.
Depending on the trap or device, there will be a 'reload time' which decides the cooldown between trap usage.
Traps have a different color scheme depending on if a friendly player or opponent placed them.
List of Traps and Devices
|Name||Image||Primary Effect||Category||Vault Status|
|Damage Trap||150 Damage||Trap||Vaulted|
|Poison Dart Trap||80 Damage over time||Trap||Vaulted|
|Fire Trap||50 Damage + Fire||Trap||Vaulted|
|Launch Pad||Launches players into the air with Glider Redeploy||Device||Available|
|Bouncer||Boosts players in the opposite direction, negates fall damage||Device||Vaulted|
|Zapper Trap||50 Damage||Trap||Vaulted|
|Mounted Turret||Places a turret the player can mount and deal damage with||Device||Vaulted|
|Cozy Campfire||+50 HP||Device||Available
Vaulted as an item
|Chiller||Freezes the players feet causing faster but impaired movement||Trap||Vaulted|
|Wall Dynamo||125 Damage||Trap||Vaulted|
|Ceiling Zapper||125 Damage||Trap||Vaulted|
|Directional Jump Pad||Launches the player in the direction they walk onto it.||Device||Vaulted|
- The Zapper Trap does not take up the trap slot in your inventory. Instead it is a throwable item, which creates a structure when thrown.
- The Wall Dynamo and Ceiling Zapper are not technically vaulted, as both were removed from the game files before the term existed. As such they are likely to never return, as their function has been replaced with that of the Zapper Trap and Damage Trap.
- The Cozy Campfire exists as a prop around the Apollo map. They can be interacted with to deal the same healing numbers as their trap counterpart, and can even be stoked to boost healing over time.
- The Directional Jump pad will likely never return, as its function is replicated by the Bouncer.