What are Fortnite’s Foraged Items? Effects, locations, how to use and more - Dexerto

What are Fortnite’s Foraged Items? Effects, locations, how to use and more

Published: 27/Mar/2019 9:43 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 10:11

by Matt Porter


Fortnite v8.20 update introduced a host of major changes to the game, ushering in the new Poison Dart Trap, and the official release of Arena Mode, a new ranked playlist which will be a crucial part of Fortnite World Cup qualification.

Epic Games also reverted the Pop Up Cup rules that rewarded players with health and shields for eliminating opponents, a move which has already proved to be unpopular with streamers and pro players alike.

One of the major surprises in the update however was the Foraged Items, as Epic Games had not announced their addition in the run-up to the patch launching. Many are confused and unsure about how these items work, so here’s everything you need to know about the brand new consumables.

Bananas have been a recurring theme in Fortnite Season 8.

What are the Foraged Items?

Foraged Items are brand new consumables that can be used to add health, shields or speed boosts to the player who finds and uses them.

The items come in three forms, a Banana, a Coconut and a Pepper.

The new Foraged Items give players an alternative way to gain health and shields.

What do Foraged Items do?

Foraged Items offer players alternative ways to receive health and shield boosts without having to find Potions, Bandages or Medkits.

Each item offers a different reward, with but all add health to a player, regardless of which one you find. 

  • Bananas – Instantly grant 5 health when consumed.
  • Coconuts – Foraged by damaging palm trees.
    • When consumed, Coconuts grant 5 points of effective health over a short time. That means it will replenish shields if the player is at max health.
  • Peppers – When consumed, peppers instantly grant 5 health and also increase the player’s movement speed by 20% for 10 seconds.

How do I use the Foraged Items?

Using the Foraged Items is simple. Once you find them on the ground, players will see an option to interact with the fruit. Simply click the corresponding button, and you’ll receive the effects of the item.

The new Foraged Items work just like the Apples that were previously found in Fortnite.

Where can I find Foraged Items?

Much like Apples and Mushrooms which have been present in Fortnite for some time now, players will find Bananas, Coconuts and Peppers scattered around specific biomes of the map.

Bananas can only be found in the tropical biome in the north of the island, while Peppers only appear in the desert biome in the south-east. Coconuts should be the easiest of the three to find, as they appear in both the tropical and desert biome.


Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary


A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

Galactus in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.