How to get Gold Mushrooms in Fortnite Season 3 - Dexerto

Rare Golden Mushrooms have started to spawn in Fortnite

Published: 2/Jul/2020 9:05 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 10:40

by David Purcell


Epic Games have secretly added yet another super rare item in Fortnite Battle Royale and if you thought the Mythic Goldfish was hard to find, you might have your work cut out with this one. 

As many members of the community will know by now, patch notes are just as part a myth and legend as anything else you can find in the battle royale title, with Epic not releasing them for consecutive seasons.


In the absence of official confirmation each time a patch rolls out, on one hand there is definitely frustration among players that they don’t know what’s been mixed up, but on the other hand there are certainly some easter eggs to be found from time to time as well. This time, a Golden Mushroom has been unveiled.

Where to find Gold Mushrooms in Fortnite Season 3

Following an update on July 2, the game developers have added one of the best shield items the game has ever seen, and you might be a little surprised when you first see it. After all, the vegetables are usually blue in-game.


The new item gives players 100 shield after they have eaten it, and they can be stacked to a maximum of three in one inventory slot.

  1. Jump into Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop into a location of either swamp land or forestry, where trees are located.
  3. Check out underneath the trees and in the water, as their spawns are quite different to regular shrooms.
  4. Take your time, keep looking around, and hopefully you will come up with the goods.
  5. If you can’t find it there, head into Creative mode, select the ‘Golden Mushroom’ option and check it out. At least then, you will get to see it for sure!
Golden Mushroom location in Fortnite
Epic Games
Check out the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite Creative, if you’re not having any luck in Battle Royale mode, with island code 0972-8666-3236.

If you’re wondering about your chances of finding one as well. leaker HYPEX reckons there’s a 0.0001% spawn chance, so don’t be shocked if you go a few games without stumbling upon the incredible new consumable.

It also looks like they don’t spawn in food boxes, but instead can be found planted into the ground just like many others, near trees, and also in water. So, keep your eyes peeled.


Finding the “rarest consumable in the game” as it is labelled in Creative mode should stand you in good stead for the late game in Fortnite, and definitely would be an ace to pull from your sleeve in gunfights after taking damage.

With this guide, hopefully you will find one sooner rather than later, even if you have to settle for the Creative option.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson