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Where to emote at a friendship monument in Fortnite for Groot's Awakening Challenge

Fortnite's Groot Awakening Challenges are your key to getting the Rocket emote, which allows everyone's favorite tree-man superhero to partner up with everyone's favorite totally-not-a-raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. The final challenge tasks you with using an emote at a friendship monument, but if you don't know where to look, it can be difficult. Every Marvel character in the season 4 battle pass (opens in new tab) has their own Awakening Challenges (except for Wolverine, who has his own challenges (opens in new tab)) which you'll need to finish to get their special skin or emote. You can also acquire a rare Baby Groot back bling cosmetic (opens in new tab).

If you don't know where to find the friendship monument on the Fortnite map, here's a guide that spells it all out for you. Keep in mind that you also need to have the Groot skin equipped for these challenges. If you missed it, the first Groot Awakening Challenge asks you to plant a seed on a heart-shaped island.

Groot's Awakening: Friendship monument location

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The friendship monument is located west of Sweaty Sands and east of Fort Crumpet.

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It's actually the Hay Man and Pipe Man structures, who've recently met each other for a radical high-five pose.

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All you need to do is stand in front of the friendship monument, open up your emote wheel, and you'll see your usual emotes have temporarily disappeared.

They're replaced with Groot's "Battle Brothers" emote. Activate that, and Rocket will appear on Groot's back.

That's that. You've now officially completed Groot's Awakening Challenges and gotten the Rocket cosmetic. 

Don't forget to check out all our other Fortnite guides and patch notes (opens in new tab). You can find our Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk Awakening Challenges guide (opens in new tab), and if the death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has you feeling down, you can pay tribute at the Panther's Prowl location that Epic recently added to the Fortnite map (opens in new tab).

Joseph Knoop
Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop is a freelance writer specializing in all things Fortnite at PC Gamer. Master of Creative Codes and Fortnite's weekly missions, Joe's always ready with a scoop on Boba Fett or John Wick or whoever the hell is coming to Fortnite this week. It's with a mix of relief and disappointment that he hasn't yet become a Fortnite skin himself. There's always next season...