5 Items That Were Secretly Vaulted From Fortnite

Published 02/26/2021, 4:08 AM EST


Over the years, change has been the only constant in Fortnite. Whether it is through new maps, weapons, items, or skins, Epic definitely knows how to keep its users engaged. The most recent addition to the game comes in the form of three exotic weapons. They are the Storm Scout, Nighthawk, and Hop Rock Dual pistols.

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Epic often changes up the available selection of in-game weapons. This is done by vaulting some weapons and bringing back others. Doing so ensures that one item does not remain ‘overpowered’ for a long time. Since we don’t receive patch notes from Epic anymore, there are many items we may feel have just ‘disappeared’. Let’s look at 5 such items below.

Fortnite Mushroom Buddy

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This in-game talking mushroom was added for the last few weeks of Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 2. It could be found in Weeping Woods with the prompt ”Feed 100 wood” next to it. If you complete this prompt, the mushroom will follow you, regenerating your shield as and when you require it. This item was available in-game for only 1 day.

Vault Keycards

Vault Keycards were an important part of Chapter 2, Season 2. They could be obtained by killing bosses and were useful for opening vaults with incredible loot. The vaults still exist in-game but are usually empty or have mediocre loot.

The Midas Flopper in Fortnite

Epic added to their selection of fish with the Midas Flopper. Not only did this flopper have Midas’ face on it, but also had a 1% chance of dropping. When Season 5 released, they changed the water to that of the desert biome. Consequentially, the selection of fish changed and Epic removed the Midas Flopper.

Boundless Skin-Set

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This skin-set was released during Epic’s collaboration with Marvel. Epic released a fully customizable skin-set where players could design their own superhero. Although this seemed like a fun concept from Epic, players found a way to gain an undue advantage with these skins. Players would use an all-black superhero skin to disguise themselves in vehicles and in the night. This eventually forced Epic to disable the option to make the entire skin black.

Mythic Mushroom

With a spawn rate of 0.01% this mushroom was aptly named the ‘Mythic Mushroom.’ This golden-colored fungus would give users 100 shield in under 1 second. Therefore, it is no surprise that Epic removed this overpowered item.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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