Fortnite OG has many callbacks to earlier seasons in the battle royale – some quite apparent, others more hidden. While remixed skins and classic weapons take the front stage, there are also many mischievous little gnomes hiding around Fortnite Island for you to collect.
There are 10 gnomes hidden and finding them completes their specific quest, but you only have 4 weeks in Fortnite OG to do so. We would recommend paying attention to these little guys though, as each gnome you collect earns you a whopping 20,000 XP. It won’t be that hard to find them now, as we’ve got images of where every gnome in Fortnite OG is hidden.
How to find Gnomes in Fortnite
If you’re someone who enjoys the challenge and just wants some background information for these garden ornaments, here is the gist of it. Gnomes are located all over Fortnite Island, But the game gives you no clue as to where to find them.
The only hint you get is when you’re in the vicinity of a gnome, during which a white exclamation mark sign appears in the direction of the gnome’s location. Collecting a gnome completes a quest worth 20,000XP. I’ve always found just one in each named location, so you should snoop around all the locations. They can also be found in locations that are not landmarks or named.
All Hidden Gnome Locations in Fortnite
1. Shifty Shafts #1
Location: As seen in the map in the picture above, there is a gnome located atop a ledge on the hill northeast of Shifty Shafts. It is marked by a toppled Battlebus nearby.
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2. Shifty Shafts #2
Location: Enter the mines from the west down the stairs and go a few steps to your right. Look to the right and you’ll see a gnome blocked by a wooden wall. Break the wall to get the gnome.
3. Dusty Divot
Head to a pond located in the north of the Dusty Divot crater. The gnome will be chilling in the middle of the pond.
4. Greasy Grove
Head northeast of Greasy Grove and you’ll see a hard-to-miss Easter Island statue. A gnome is sitting there next to the statue.
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5. Junk Junction Llama Statue
At the far end of the map and to the northwest of Junk Junction, there is a llama made out of metal structures. Go there and you’ll see a gnome standing next to the right hind leg of the llama statue.
6. Lonely Lodge
There’s a small pond in the northern area of Lonely Lodge with a smaller island on it. The gnome is placed sitting in a chair on that island.
7. Risky Reels
Check out the campers parked at the northern wall of Risky Reels. As can be seen in the image, a certain gnome is hiding behind one of the campers.
8. Paradise Palms
Go to the small house on the far east of Paradise Palms. You’ll find a gnome there standing beside a pair of tombstones.
9. Wailing Woods
In the middle of Wailing Woods, there’s an area devoid of any trees but it contains a maze. On the west side of the maze, you’ll find a gnome locked in a cage.
10. Pleasant Park
In the area south of Pleasant Park, there’s a campfire and tent set up. You’ll find a gnome there propped up against a log near the tent. And that’s it! you’ve now collected all 10 hidden gnomes in Fortnite OG.
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