Fortnite's rare Golden Mushrooms have been removed already

Fortnite’s rare Golden Mushrooms have been removed already

Published: 14/Jul/2020 14:09

by David Purcell


One of the rarest items Epic Games have ever added to Fortnite Battle Royale, the Golden Mushroom, has already been removed. 

These consumables had an astonishing low chance of spawning in the game anyway, with data miners reporting a probability of around 0.001%, meaning not a lot of the community might have even seen one when they were active.


For those who don’t know a lot about them, they gave players 100 shield when found, and could be stacked in sets of three. We even put together a guide on how to find them, after their release on July 2, although that won’t be much use for the foreseeable future.

Epic Games reportedly rolled out a hotfix on July 13, just 11 days after they were made active, to disable them from spawning in-game.

Golden Mushroom location in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Golden Mushroom was added to both Fortnite Creative and Battle Royale, but has been disabled from the latter.

This was noted by leaked HYPEX, who regularly sieves through the data files of Fortnite and monitors changes.

While the news is still fresh, there’s been no official statement from game developers on why they have been hooked from the loot pool, although the data miner who reported their departure has an idea.

Apparently, some players were having difficulty picking them up after finally finding them, which isn’t ideal.


That being said, the problem – and even the removal – of the Golden Mushroom hasn’t yet been added to the official Fortnite Trello board. Here, the dev team usually keep players updated with community issues and keep them informed if things are tweaked in terms of gameplay.

With Epic currently silent on the matter, it appears that they’re not sitting on their hands where any potential problem is concerned and have instead acted fast. Hopefully, the rare shield item will return in the near future.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.