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Where to find Fortnite Mushrooms and how to consume foraged mushrooms

You should recognise Fortnite Mushrooms by now, as they're one of the original consumable items added to Fortnite (opens in new tab) and have been around for plenty of seasons already. Although not game-changing on their own, each of these 'shrooms will give you an extra 5 on your shield when you munch on them, so if you find a group of them they can help you out in a pinch with a quick top up.

They also have a use in the Fortnite Worlds Collide challenges (opens in new tab) for Week 3 of Season 10, where you initially have to consume 10 foraged mushrooms in total. Should you go ahead and prestige after completing all the initial challenges, you'll also need to eat five of the funky blue fungi in a single match. Follow our lead, and we'll show you all of the locations you can find some Fortnite Mushrooms and keep that shield nicely boosted.

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Where to find the Fortnite Mushrooms

As with similar consumable items such as Fortnite Apples (opens in new tab), you can't always predict where Mushrooms will appear on the Fortnite map (opens in new tab) as they spawn randomly. However, after extensive research in the field, we've marked various areas on the map where we've had success in finding Fortnite Mushrooms:

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The two main areas to focus on are the south of Lonely Lodge, and west of Pleasant Park near the abandoned house. Although we've found Fortnite Mushrooms in all of these marked locations, there's no guarantee they will definitely be there for you. As well as the random spawning mixing things up, there's the chance that hungry opponents may have already passed through and nommed the 'shrooms themselves. Instead, you should treat the above map as a rough guidance of areas to check, but don't be too disappointed if you come up empty-handed as there's plenty of other locations to check. When you're in the vicinity of these areas, have a look in the shady spaces (normally underneath trees) and you should be able to spot the distinctive blue glow of a Fortnite Mushroom ripe for eating.

If you've already boosted your shield up to 100, then you won't actually be able to consume any Fortnite Mushrooms as they can't have their desired effect on you. Counter-intuitive as it may be, you'll need to give yourself a small amount of self damage, but this can't be fall damage as that only reduces your health and not your shield. If you have an explosive weapon you can try to detonate it near yourself to reduce your shield with the splash damage, but for the purposes of this challenge it's best to make sure your shield doesn't go above 50, allowing you to nosh the fungus and tick another Mushroom off your tally.

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 450 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.