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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.