Since Fortnite Chapter 2 first launched, it has been known that an item called the Fortnite Mythic Goldfish has existed. Until now, no one has ever recorded evidence that they’d even obtained the item, let alone used it to kill another player. However, proof has been provided, which you can see in the video below.
The Mythic Goldfish is a trophy, which will kill another player in one hit when thrown correctly. The item is meant to deal 200 damage, which is enough to destroy a player, even if they have full shields. Initially the Mythic Goldfish had been spotted in Fortnite’s files, alongside an achievement that’s associated with it. you can see the achievement pop up towards the end of the above video, and it’s simply awarded for a kill with the Mythic Goldfish.
Most Fortnite fans believed that Mythic Goldfish wasn’t in the game yet, but the files simply been added in order to be activated in the future. This is because the item is so rare, with an incredibly low chance of dropping. Given how long it’s taken for a video of the item being used to appear, the drop rate must be lower than anything else in the game.
Fortnite Chapter 2 added many new features to Fortnite, one of which is fishing. It’s through fishing that players will earn the Mythic goldfish, but fishing is an incredibly dangerous activity in the game. The pockets of water, all of which can be fished at, leave players open to be killed by other players, or get caught in the ever-closing storm. This is by design, because many items can be earned from fishing in Fortnite, including building materials, shields, and weapons such as the Mythic Goldfish.
However, it seems appropriate that the low drop rate and high risk situation of fishing could allow a player to get such a powerful weapon. If a player is will to take such a risk in the middle of a match, surely they should be rewarded with a one hit kill weapon every now and then. As you can see in the above video, the Mythic Goldfish will drop once it’s killed an enemy, allowing players to pick it up again for further use. What this also does is add a new layer to the mechanics of Mythic Goldfish. If players use it to kill a player in a group, they could lose the weapon to someone in that group, putting them at risk from being killed with it too.