Fortnite's Mythic Goldfish Item Really Exists--And Can Kill Players In One Hit

A player has captured the first footage of the super-rare item.

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Fortnite's big Chapter 2 update arrived last week, revamping the popular battle royale shooter with a new map, features, and numerous other changes. Among the new mechanics that Epic has added to the game is fishing, which lets you reel in restoratives and weapons from lakes and other bodies of water around the island. It turns out, you can even fish up a one-hit kill item, but the odds of finding it are incredibly low.

On the Fortnite subreddit, user BlakeBenbow posted the first footage of the Mythic Goldfish--an exceedingly rare throwable item that looks like a golden fishing trophy. When thrown, the Mythic Goldfish is capable of dealing 200 damage, enough to take out another player in a single hit--and sure enough, the video clip shows BlakeBenbow being eliminated by the Mythic Goldfish and even receiving an achievement for it.

Dataminers had previously discovered the existence of the Mythic Goldfish in the game's files, but many players had assumed it was not yet available in the live game because there had until no footage of it until now. You can watch a clip of the trophy's devastating power above.

Fishing certainly isn't the only new mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 2. Epic has also introduced weapon upgrading to the game. Using the materials you collect during a match, you can go to a work bench around the island and upgrade a weapon, improving its rarity and stats. You can see all the other biggest changes in Fortnite Chapter 2 here.

A new season also means there are new challenges to complete. If you need help completing any of this season's missions, we've gathered up all our maps and guides in our full Fortnite Chapter 2 challenges roundup. We'll continue to update the roundup as the season progresses, so be sure to check back for our latest Fortnite challenge guides.

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