Fortnite Reality Seeds and Saplings: How to Find Saplings and Break Seed Pods

The Reality Tree in Fortnite.
July 14, 2022: We've reworked our guide to make it easier to complete some of the Fortnite Week 4 quests that just arrived.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is underway, and a new area is waiting to be explored. One of the key mechanics of the season involves planting trees that spawn loot and persist across matches, and knowing how to find Reality Saplings can help you complete the mission that asks you to break open Reality Seeds for Week 4 as well. We're going to show you how.

With it comes new gameplay elements to enjoy as per the usual. The biome is a luscious forest filled with mushrooms, flowers, waterfalls, and more, and the Reality Seeds dotted around are a new loot mechanic you'll want to pay close attention to.

For further reading, check out the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 weapons, including new ones set to drop throughout the season: like the Charged SMG and the Sawblade. And if you just need a list of the new missions on another screen while you play, we've got you covered with the Fortnite Week 4 missions as well.

How To Find Reality Saplings - Fortnite Week 4 Mission

The easiest way to find a Reality Sapling is to have planted your own at the start of the season. That way it'd show up on your map in each match. But if you haven't already, there's a few easy ways to find Reality Saplings in Fortnite if you don't have your own to fall back on.

Just like at the start of the season, you'll have an easy time finding Reality Saplings at Reality Falls. It's where they all started, and it's where most of them still are. Be careful, though: if you land there, you'll likely run into a fight as soon as you sprint to someone else's Reality Sapling.

Reality Sapling locations in Fortnite.
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How to Break Open Reality Seed Pods

Once you've come across a Reality Sapling, you need to bust open the pods just beneath the flower on the stem. These will match the colour of their rarity, so they might look different from one Sapling to another, but the method of opening them remains the same.

To break open Reality Seed pods, just get close to the Sapling and aim at the Seed Pods like you would a chest. If you're close enough (and there's nothing in the way) you should see a prompt to use your usual 'Open' button to break open the Reality Seed pod. Do that and you'll be on your way to completing the mission.

Where Do I Find Fortnite Reality Seeds?

So, where do we find these mysterious Reality Seeds? Reality Seed pods have started spreading from the Reality Tree. Thankfully, there are reliable locations to find them in Reality Falls, the new biome, including on top of a branch coming off the Reality Tree itself.

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Rather than climbing all the way up there, though, you're freely able to find Reality Seeds in Fortnite by opening up the fruit on Reality Saplings. These are what Reality Seeds become a while after they're planted, and with them persisting across matches, it's easy to loot anyone's tree to get more seeds for your own gain.

Though anyone is free to plant Reality Seeds across the map, most throw them close to where they were originally found, making Reality Falls a very popular spot for Reality Saplins right now. Just land there and you'll have no trouble plucking Fortnite Reality Seeds from the player-planted trees. Just watch out for nearby players hoping to harvest them as well.

Fortnite Reality Seeds are the cornerstone mechanic of the new season.
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How Do I Grow Fortnite Reality Saplings?

To get Saplings, you’ll need a Seed. And to get a Seed, you need to break open Seed Pods. You can do this with any weapon. Hit it a few times and some Seeds will pop out.

Now you can plant them. Select the Seed in your inventory, then move it to where you want to plant it. You’ll need to weed the Saplings every few hours. The Saplings will grow fruits every so often that act as loot chests.

These Saplings have four rarities, which provide loot according to this rarity. This will get better as you look after your plant. Mushrooms can also grow around your plant, which provide it with a shield.

Once you’ve planted a Reality Seed, the Sapling will stay in the same place. By the way, if you pick up a Seed while you’re growing a Sapling, be sure to throw it. It will then teleport you to your Sapling.

There is also a quest that requires you to plant Reality Saplings, which can introduce you to the new mechanics and how to use the plants. Now that you know how to plant Fortnite Reality Seeds, you're all set to tackle the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 1 quests for a boost of XP.

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