Well, Fortnite is back with yet another ultra-rare, mythic golden item. This is the sequel to the mythic fish from a while back, the almost impossible to find item that could one-shot any enemy when thrown, but you were almost never going to actually see it in a game due to its rare spawn rate.
Now, we have a similar item.
According to leaker HYPEX, there is a new golden mushroom in the game that gives you 100 shields when found, and you can stack up to three of them in your inventory.
The catch? It has a 0.0001% spawn rate, and you can only find it in the wild, not inside any food boxes.
That is a crazy low spawn rate, yes, and yet with millions of Fortnite games played every day, some players are bound to run into the thing. There’s a video below of what appears to be someone getting the golden mushroom on video (I regret to tell you mine is photoshopped above), and while it could be fake, this is the best video I’ve seen so far, though I am looking for others.
I don’t know exactly why Epic keeps making these hyper rare items like this, I guess just for a bit of fun, though the average player will never see one, and they will likely not turn the tide of any games. This golden mushroom in particular has some people thinking about Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold, so I suppose this could be some sort of signal that maybe he’s alive and was not in fact eaten by a shark, like we saw in the opening trailer for this season.
How to find this mushroom? Again, you probably won’t, but mushrooms spawn in usually wooded, shady areas, and there are usually a bunch of them scattered around that will give you 5 shield each, not 100 like the golden one. If you find one, please let me know on Twitter, and I will post it here.
Are there any other secret items Epic has hidden this season? There do not appear to be, but one of these is probably enough, and I’m wondering if they’re going to keep doing something like this every single season of Chapter 2. Waiting for a golden apple that spawns Trojan armies onto the map. What, no Greek mythology fans in the audience. Whatever, read a book.