How to complete Fortnite Groot Awakening challenges in Season 4

How to complete Fortnite Groot Awakening challenges in Season 4

Published: 2/Sep/2020 15:48

by David Purcell


Epic Games have made a number of Groot Awakening challenges available to complete in Season 4. Here, we will show you how to complete them all, featuring Sapling Groot, Heart-Shaped Island, and Friendship Monument locations. 

There are cosmetics up for grabs as part of this task list, so completing each of them quick should be any player’s top priority. After all, big crossovers like this don’t come around all too often. Many are just shoved into the Fortnite Item Shop.


Knowing what you’re doing is key, really, to making sure you secure all of the rewards up for grabs. One of these is Baby Groot, so let’s jump right into the guide material and show you how to rescue the little fella.

Fortnite Groot Awakening challenges

Challenge 1 – Where to find Sapling Groot in Fortnite

  1. Jump into a game of Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Land at Holly Hedges.
  3. Travel to the Nursery building, and check out the greenhouse outside.
  4. Search through the plants until you find Baby Groot.
  5. Rescue him by interacting with the character.

Below you can see the exact location you need to visit for this challenge. It should be simple enough from there.

Holly Hedges Nursery for Groot Challenges
Epic Games
Here is the building you need to visit for the Groot challenges. Baby Groot will be planted outside.

Challenge 2 – Plant a seed on a Heart-Shaped Island as Groot

  1. Jump into a game of Fortnite and select the Groot skin.
  2. Exit the Battle Bus at Sweaty Sands.
  3. Glide out to the west sea, and there you will find a Heart-Shaped island.
  4. Land and locate dark soil.
  5. Plant the seed and complete the challenge.

If this isn’t explicit enough, check out the clip below for more help – from Twitter user Fangy Wangy.

Challenge 3 – Emote as Groot at the Friendship Monument

  1. Drop into Fortnite.
  2. Select the Groot skin.
  3. Jump out of the Battle Bus at Sweaty Sands.
  4. Head over to smaller settlement to the left of the location.
  5. Find the monument there, and emote in front of it. Done!

Be careful not to forget one all important step here, which is to pick the Groot skin. If you don’t do that, you can forget about completing this challenge because it won’t register.

Friendship monument in Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s what the Friendship Monument looks like in Fortnite.

Fortnite Groot Awakening challenge rewards

One you have ticked off each of those, be sure to check out the rewards you have received for doing so. These include the following:

  • Sapling Groot Back Bling (Level 32)
  • Battle Brothers Rocket Pet Emote (Level 46)

As you can see here, these challenges can only be completed at certain levels so be sure to do them at the right time. It’s also worth noting that the emote will unlock Rocket as a Back Bling as well, so if you have it selected the character will appear on Groot’s back.

Good luck, and hopefully this guide helped you along the way to completing the Fortnite Groot challenges in Season 4. More information on the Battle Pass can be found here.


How to return your Fortnite NFL skin without using a refund token

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:00

by Bill Cooney


After a recent update introducing a change to Fortnite’s NFL skins, Epic Games is giving players the chance to return them for a limited time, and we have all the info on how to do so.

Fortnite’s v14.30 update brought a change to the game’s NFL skins, removing the name and logo for the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. 


After years of public backlash, the team removed their nickname and are now officially called the “Washington Football Team” while they work on getting a new trademark.

In-game, the team has been removed from the available options in their line of NFL skins. Now, when you visit the customization tab, Washington will be the last option with no logo. With this change, Epic is allowing players to return their purchase for a limited time – without using a refund token.

Fortnite NFL skin
Epic Games
Washington’s NFL Fortnite skin will be this instead.

But this exchange isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and has led to some confusion amongst players trying to figure out how to do it.

Players who still have refund tokens should be able to navigate to the proper tab by going to Settings > Profile (far right) > Lifetime Return Requests > Submit a Request. There, you should see the NFL outfit listed as one of the items eligible for returns.

Epic Games
Where to request a return for Washington’s Fortnite NFL skin.

But, if you’ve already used all of your refund tokens, the “Submit a Request” Button won’t’ be active. Another problem you may run into is that your game didn’t update right away, making the NFL skin not show up as a return option – until it does update at least.


The good is that a fix for this is very simple: all you need to do is play a game or enter and leave Creative Mode. After that, you’ll see the prompt shown below and will be able to navigate to the Settings tab and issue a refund.

Fortnite NFL skin solution
Epic Games
This prompt should let you return your NFL skin even with no tokens.

While the NFL skins were a fun addition to Fortnite for a lot of gamers, some players have found that they don’t use these skins as much as they did when they first came out. Trading one of these in will net you 1,500 V-Bucks as well, which could almost seem like an extra payday if you bought the skin a year or two ago.

Now that you’ve got an extra 1,500 V-Bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can save them for later, or use them for one of the new skins that were leaked in the v14.30 update.