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Where to find the hidden gnome for Fortnite’s 8-Ball vs Scratch challenge

Published: 16/Jan/2020 12:57

by Matt Porter


Fortnite‘s second set of Overtime challenges are here, and fans of the game need to find a hidden gnome that’s been placed somewhere between Fancy View, a wooden shack, and a big house as part of the 8-Ball vs Scratch Mission. 

Fortnite players have a brand-new set of challenges to sink their teeth into following the 11.40 Update for the game, with the second Overtime Mission going live to help players earn more XP to rank up their Battle Pass as they try to unlock the special Tier 100 skin.

One of the nine 8-Ball vs Scratch challenges tasks players with finding a garden gnome that’s been hidden somewhere on the island, with the only clue given to fans being that it sits somewhere been Fancy View, a wooden shack, and a big house.

Fortnite player interacting with the hidden gnome.
Epic Games
The gnome has been hidden on the west coast of the Chapter 2 island.

Where to find the hidden gnome between Fancy View, a big house, and a wooden shack

Unfortunately, not only is the gnome’s location not marked on the map, but none of the three locations used as part of the clue are named either, meaning that if players don’t know the map well, it’s going to be a struggle to locate the hints, never mind the gnome itself.

Thankfully, if you’re one of those struggling to figure out where you need to go, we’ve got all the information you need to make this challenge as straightforward as possible.

To complete this challenge, you’ll be heading towards the western side of the map, looking between Salty Shores and Holly Hedges if you’re hoping to find this garden ornament. In fact, you’ll be heading towards the shore, with Fancy View sitting on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the water.

Fortnite's Fancy View house sitting on a cliff.
Epic Games
The Fancy View building looks out over the sea.

The big house sits south-east of Fancy View, while the wooden shack sits directly east, meaning you don’t have a large area to cover if you’re looking for the item.

Fortnite's big house and Fancy View building.
Epic Games
The big house sits directly south-east of Fancy View.

The exact location of the gnome is in the field between these points, just off the side of the road that weaves its way through the landscape between the areas. We’ve marked it for you on the map below.

Map showing the location of Fortnite's hidden gnome.
Epic Games
The gnome can be found alongside the western coast of the island.

Once you find the gnome, simply walk up to it and press the interact button. You will then receive a notification that you’ve completed the challenge, and can move on and try to secure a Victory Royale.

Remember though, you must be Tier 60 in the Battle Pass to take the 8-Ball vs Scratch Mission on, so if you go to this location before you’ve reached the mark, the gnome will remain hidden.


Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.