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Where to Find Gnomes at Homely Hills for Fortnite Week 1 challenges

Published: 18/Jun/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite Season 3 has added more weekly challenges for players to enjoy, including one that requires players to Find Gnomes hidden at Homely Hills. Here’s what you’ll need to complete it.

The third season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 has finally arrived and with it, a brand new battle pass, more map changes, and weekly challenges have also been added to the popular battle royale title.

With the newly-flooded island, following Season 2’s Device event, many of the Week 1 challenges are water-themed. However, Epic has also brought back some of the classic challenges that players are used to completing.

Gnome on the Fortnite map holding a lantern
Epic Games
The ‘Find Gnomes’ challenge has returned for Fortnite’s Season 3.

One of the tasks requires you to find different gnomes scattered around the Fortnite map, a recurring challenge that will be familiar to longtime fans since it was first introduced in Chapter 1.

While the challenge itself is fairly straightforward, it can be difficult to track down where exactly the Gnomes are hidden but we have provided each of the locations you’ll need to go to down below.

Fortnite’s Season 3 Week 1 Gnome Locations

The Homely Hills are not labeled on the map which can be tricky for players adjusting to the new changes, however, they can be found on the northern part of the island, just above the Pleasant Park point-of-interest.

Unlike some of the previous iterations of this task, all of the gnomes can be found within close proximity of each other, around the Homely Hills, for the first week of challenges in Season 3.

gnome locations on the fortnite map
Epic Games
The gnomes can be found in the Homely Hills near Pleasant Park.

As they are so close together, this task can likely be done in one run, although you may have other players racing to complete it as well.

There are three gnomes in total to collect, and the first, which is the furthest south out of the three, can be found stood next to a barbecue grill by the house near the water.

Gnome in Fortnite at barbeque location

From here you will need to go north to find the second gnome, which can be seen resting and facing a tree on the opposite side of the pathway.

The final gnome is a bit more out of sight than the first two, and is hidden up in the attic of the most northerly house on the island, although it should still be easy enough to collect.

You can catch up on the rest of Fortnite’s new tasks by checking out our official Season 3 Week 1 challenge hub.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.