The latest season of Fortnite dropped on the live servers this morning. The season features a wide cast of heroes and villains alike, all under the same banner against Galactus.
The trailer featured names like Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor, She-Hulk, Storm, Mystique, Doctor Doom, and Groot. But there was one more name that didn’t go unnoticed.
Rocket Raccoon also made an appearance in the trailer, causing fans to wonder whether he’d be available as a playable character or a pet. Unfortunately, he’s neither of those things and is just featured in a built-in emote for the completed Groot skin.
This emote, “Battle Brother,” is unlocked at battle pass level 49 and also introduces a new set of challenges to be completed.
The awakening challenges for Groot include planting a seed on a heart-shaped island as Groot and emoting as Groot at a friendship monument.
The heart-shaped island is located on the left of the A-4 tile of the map. You’ll notice three islands next to each other as you start landing there and the heart-shaped one will be the leftmost island.
The friendship monument in question is located near the Coral Castle. Perform an emote between the hay and pipe-man and the built-in emote should be unlocked immediately. Rocket Raccoon starts following Groot around upon usage, and despite being an emote, Rocket Raccoon also behaves like a pet since it doesn’t despawn.