How to use Storm Flip in Fortnite

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When to use Storm Flip in Fortnite

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Storm Flip is a throwable item in Fortnite that creates a growing area of Storm. Throw it into buildings, especially when dealing with multiple enemies hiding behind cover. You can use it in the final circle to make the Storm area even larger, forcing enemies to flee and make themselves open to damage. You can even use it while inside the Storm to create a safe area.

Fortnite occasionally adds in new items and weapons, usually at the start of a new season. The Storm Flip is an item that has been featured since Chapter 1, and it can be seriously effective when used correctly.

If you want to make to best out of the Fortnite's Storm Flip, you'll need to understand the Storm's place in the ongoing battle royale game. Fortnite players know to avoid it at all costs, but what if you could bring it down upon your enemies? Well, you'd have a very useful item indeed.

Here's what you need to know about the Storm Flip in Fortnite, including details on when to find it, what it does, and how best to use it. The item is currently featured as part of Fortnite OG Week 4. We'll have to wait and see whether it's part of next season's loot pool.

Where to get Storm Flip in Fortnite

A close up of the Storm Flip in Fortnite

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Fortnite Storm Flip can be found as ground loot, in chests, and in Supply Drops. They're Epic Rarity, so you're looking for purple drops, as in the image above. You can only hold one Storm Flips in a stack.

What does Storm Flip do in Fortnite?

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Storm Flip is a throwable item in Fortnite that, upon landing, spawns in an ever-expanding area of Storm Effects. It takes five health per second, and grows in size, engulfing around the point where it was thrown. You'll take damage inside the Storm area, even if it's friendly fire, so take care when throwing Storm Flip near teammates.

One extra use for the Storm Flip item is that it will flip the Storm, even when you're in it. This means that it will create a safe zone, dispelling the Storm in a set area.

That's everything you need to know about Storm Flip in Fortnite. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on the upcoming The Big Bang event. Elsewhere, check out 5 reasons Fortnite still vanquishes all the online pretenders.

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