Where to find Fortnite Mushrooms and how to consume them

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If you're looking to give yourself a shield boost in Fortnite, then one of the ways to do it is to chomp down on some consumable Mushrooms. Their effect may be somewhat weak compared to the likes of the usual shield potions, as they only add 5 to your shield per Mushroom eaten, but in a pinch they can help keep your defences topped up. Also, if you're working your way towards completing the Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges for Season 6, you may be on the lookout for the strangely blue fungus as you need to consume 5 Fortnite Mushrooms to move on to the next stage of one of the challenges. Come with us now, and we'll show you all the areas where you can expect to find some of that funky fungi.

Where to find the Fortnite Mushrooms

As with similar consumable items such as Fortnite Apples, you can't always predict where Mushrooms will appear on the Fortnite map 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:

Although we've found Fortnite Mushrooms in these locations, there's no guarantee they will definitely be there for you. As well as the random spawning mixing things up, there's the change 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 75, allowing you to nosh the fungus and tick another Mushroom off your tally.

Looking for more Fortnite help? Then check out our 20 Fortnite tips to help you edge ever closer to that coveted Victory Royale spot.