Fortnite Golden Mushroom Removed by Epic Games

Fortnite introduced the Golden Mushroom about two weeks ago but it seems developers Epic Games has decided to remove them from the game.
Fortnite introduced the Golden Mushroom about two weeks ago but it seems developers Epic Games has decided to remove them from the game. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Fortnite Golden Mushroom was removed from the game.

Fortnite introduced the Golden Mushroom about two weeks ago but it seems developers Epic Games has decided to remove them from the game.

Golden Mushrooms have 0.001% chance of spawning in each match and players have been diligently searching for the rare mushroom. Once picked up, the legendary item can give players 100 shield when eaten. Combined with a legendary weapon, Chug Jug or Medkit, a player is placed well to win a match.

Fortnite Golden Mushroom Removed

Twitter user @HYPEX, a Fortnite leaker, revealed that "the Golden Mushroom has been disabled with a hotfix", and isn't the first time the user's leaks have intrigued the Fortnite community.

With how rare the Golden Mushrooms are, the removal of the legendary item is quite odd. The Fornite leaker suggests that there could have been an issue with picking the Golden Mushroom up. Some players were also having issues picking the item up but laughed at the tweet.

Players were questioning whether it was even a removal as the Golden Mushroom is so rare. Others have stated they didn't even know what the item was, whilst some revealed their disgust with how rare the item was.

Epic Games are yet to comment or officially release a statement about the removal of the Golden Mushroom. It doesn't seem like it will be missed by many players but it is a great addition the game for loyal and dedicated players. As a recovery item, it is a powerful and helpful weapon that would be in any loadout if it was more common.