Fortnite Week 5 Quests - How To Destroy Giant Mushrooms With Ripsaw Launcher

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The latest batch of weekly challenges in Fortnite have a fungal focus! One such quest focuses on destroying giant mushrooms with a Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite, which you'll need to destroy for an XP boost. To learn all about how to tackle this particular weekly quest, look no further!

In this Fortnite guide, we'll explain how to destroy giant mushrooms in Fortnite. It may sound simple, but a few specific requirements for this objective make it slightly trickier than you may expect.

Elsewhere in Fortnite, read up on how to complete the Durrrburger Relic quests tied to the new Indiana Jones skin. We've also got a look at how to get the Port-a-Fort weapon, as well as how to get the Major Mancake skin.

How To Destroy Giant Mushrooms With a Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite

One of the first weekly challenges for the fifth week of the current Fortnite season is all focused on destroying giant mushrooms. Specifically, you need to destroy eight giant mushrooms using the Ripsaw Launcher. Doing so will net you a precious 15,000 XP.

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Luckily, doing this is rather straightforward. The most time-consuming part will be getting a hold of the Ripsaw Launcher, because it only spawns in certain locations across the map. Once you've got a hold of one from the Chop Shop POI, your next job is to hunt out some giant mushrooms.

Sadly, they won't spawn in a specific location across the map. Instead, giant mushrooms appear sporadically, similar to certain trees and bushes. However, we recommend heading to the outskirts of the Rave Cave, and checking out the areas of greenery around it. That's because the Rave Cave is where the new fauna sprouted after the Collision event, so take a look there first.

Once you find a giant mushroom, equip your Ripsaw Launcher and hold the trigger down to power up a shot. This will send a saw shooting into the mushroom, destroying it. Equally, you can equip the launcher and sprint towards a mushroom, which will crumble it apart without expending ammo.

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Fortnite Week 5 Challenges

The challenge focused on destroying giant mushrooms is just one of the nine new weekly challenges for fifth week of the season. They are as follows, as well as the rewards you get for completing them:

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Challenge requirement Rewards
Destroy giant mushrooms with the Ripsaw Launcher15,000 XP
Deal 500 DMR damage to opponents from above15,000 XP
Collect 5 floating rings near Reality Falls15,000 XP
Deal 500 damage to opponents within 10m with the Charge SMG15,000 XP
Deploy a Port-a-Fort and deal 50 damage within 30 seconds15,000 XP
Collect a Port-a-Fort and a Ripsaw Launcher in a single match15,000 XP
Visit Reality Falls, Tilted Towers, and Shuffled Shrines15,000 XP
Search 10 chests or ammo boxes at named locations15,000 XP
Get 5 eliminations with an SMG or Shotgun15,000 XP

That's it for our look at how to destroy giant mushrooms using the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite! This week 5 challenge is nice and simple, and a great way to bag yourself some extra XP in the process. While you're here, feel free to also learn how to complete the Indiana Jones quests in Fortnite.