PSA: You Can Use EMP Grenades in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 for Free Gold Bars
Image Source: Epic Games

PSA: You Can Use EMP Grenades in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 for Free Gold Bars

A shocking way to get paid.

Fortnite’s newest chapter has introduced a brand new throwable called the Shield Breaker EMP grenade. This handy grenade is great against enemy cars, the new Business Turret, and also does decent against enemy shields. However, their use isn’t only confined to combat purposes.

Recommended Videos

Notable dataminer iFireMonkey has revealed that there is an even more beneficial use that players might not have expected. Players can use these grenades against the game’s many vending machines as a way to get free gold bars. Not just a couple, either. Hitting a vending machine with an EMP will drop amounts as low as 50 and as high as 150 per grenade.

You can’t just keep hitting it repeatedly, however, as there is a certain cooldown period between each gold drop. This makes this process risky as these grenades are certainly not quiet and give off a visual effect as well.

Considering there are regular quests related to spending or earning bars throughout a season, this will potentially cut down on a lot of the grind in getting them done. Though, please note that the gold maximum capacity is still 5,000 bars.

As with most loot in the game, there isn’t any real trick to finding the grenades. One of the game’s possible augments you can get in any match could also give you a free stack. There’s no reason not to take advantage of this little trick, as the developers at Epic Games definitely included it for players to find.

What do you think? Will this convince you to conserve your EMP grenades throughout a match, just in case you come across a vending machine? Or are you like us and hoard your gold bars, which means you’re already at or near the maximum capacity? We’d sure love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


Twinfinite is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Read Article Xdefiant Players Permablock Competitors Instead of Getting Better
Xdefiant sniper aiming from distance
Xdefiant sniper aiming from distance
Xdefiant sniper aiming from distance
Read Article Destiny 2’s Long-Rumored Winnower is Finally Canon
Destiny 2 Winnower with people raising their hands looking up to it
Destiny 2 Winnower with people raising their hands looking up to it
Destiny 2 Winnower with people raising their hands looking up to it
Read Article Fallout 76 Players Aren’t Sold on the New Season’s Rewards
A happy-looking marshmallow in Fallout 76.
A happy-looking marshmallow in Fallout 76.
A happy-looking marshmallow in Fallout 76.
Related Content
Read Article Xdefiant Players Permablock Competitors Instead of Getting Better
Xdefiant sniper aiming from distance
Read Article Destiny 2’s Long-Rumored Winnower is Finally Canon
Destiny 2 Winnower with people raising their hands looking up to it
Read Article Fallout 76 Players Aren’t Sold on the New Season’s Rewards
A happy-looking marshmallow in Fallout 76.
Author
Cameron Waldrop
Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has been lucky enough to review many really great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.