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‘Fortnite’ Gnome Locations to Dig Up, Bury and Collect at Holly Hedges and More

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges focus on digging up, collecting and burying Gnomes at specific locations on the Battle Royale map. In this all-encompassing guide, we’ll show you where you need to go to locate Gnomes and Gnome placement spots in Fort Crumpet, Pleasant Park, Holly Hedges and Retail Row. There’s a lot to dig into, so let’s get to it.

Dig Up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park locations

Fort Crumpet

While hardcore Fortnite fans may know the location of Fort Crumpet, it’s not officially named on the Battle Royale map. As you can see on the map below, however, it’s located in a clearing southwest of Coral Castle. The first location to dig up Gnomes is marked.

‘Fortnite’ fans have been tasked with digging up Gnomes at Fort Crumpet. This is the first location. ‘Fortnite’ is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android.
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Go through the main entrance, take a right by the concession stand and you’ll see the Gnome sticking out of the ground near the stairs. Hit the spot with your Pickaxe to dig up the Gnome.

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You’ll find the first Gnome here, by the stairs.
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For the second spot at Fort Crumpet, pass by the stairs and take a left under the wooden structure. You’ll see a bench. Right next to that bench is another spot to dig with your Pickaxe.

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Here’s the second dig Gnome in Fort Crumpet, by the bench.
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Pleasant Park

It’s a similar affair over in Pleasant Park. The first dig spot is towards the northeast corner of the PoI.

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The first dig Gnome in Pleasant Park is towards the center of the location.
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Look for this tree in a clearing, directly in front of the blue house and stone house shown here.

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It’s in this clearing, directly in front of these two houses.
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The second spot to dig up is behind the stone house, so just head straight for it. To complete the challenge you need to dig up both Gnomes in their respective locations, so pick the one you like best.

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Go behind the stone house and you’ll find another Gnome to dig up.
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Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row

Pleasant Park

For the Gnome burying challenge the concept is basically the same, only you need to approach the dirt mound and interact with it to “bury Gnome.” The first location you can do this is in the center of the location, as marked on the map below.

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The first Gnome to bury is also at the center of Pleasant Park.
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It’s at this bench right near the soccer net. You won’t see the mound in my picture because this guide was made in the Battle Lab.

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Look for this bench right near the soccer net.
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For the second Gnome burying spot, pass through the gazebo and head for the stone house you see straight ahead. There’s a mound near the tree out front.

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Pass under the gazebo and look for the stone house straight ahead. Theres a lump near the tree out front.
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Retail Row

When it comes to burying Gnomes in Retail Row, start by going to this spot in the western part of the location.

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In Retail Row head towards the western part of the location near the yellow house.
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You’ll see a yellow house. On the corner of the fence is this unique plant with a burial spot nearby.

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At the corner of the fence is this plant with a Gnome spot.
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The second Gnome burying spot at Retail is in the northwest corner.

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THe second Gnome is at the blue house to the north.
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Go to the blue house. Right near the candy cane decorations out front is another location to bury a Gnome. To complete the challenge bury both Gnomes at one of these places.

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Interact with the lump near the candy canes out front.
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Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Holly Hedges

Fort Crumpet

For this third and final Gnome challenge for Week 5, all you have to do is collect the Gnomes standing in the spots we describe. With that in mind, go back to the main entrance of Fort Crumpet where you may have been before.

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You can collect the first Fort Crumpet Gnome at the entrance of the building.
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Behind the counter of the concession stand right as you enter is the first Gnome.

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It’s hidden in the concession stand as you come in.
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From there, go under the stone arch doorway to your left, take another left and you’ll come to this wooden staircase. There’s a Gnome standing underneath. Just press the designated button to collect it.

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There’s another Gnome in these wooden stairs nearby.
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Holly Hedges

At Holly Hedges you can collect your first Gnome towards the northern part of the location.

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When it comes to Holly Hedges Gnome collection, head north.
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You’ll see it right as you pass under the arch with the big Christmas tree.

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It’s located right as you enter the area with the Christmas tree.
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The second Holly Hedges Gnome is to the south.

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The second Gnome is further south.
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Head to the back of the garden store, and you’ll find it hiding between some potted plants. That’s all you need to know about digging up, burying and collecting Gnomes for Fortnite‘s Week 5 Challenges.

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You’ll find it amongst some potted plants in the back of the garden shop.
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Fortnite Week 5 Challenges

That being said, digging up, burying and collecting Gnomes accounts for just three of the Week 5 Challenges that made their debut in Fortnite on Thursday. If you’re looking for even more XP for your Battle Pass, there are at least five more tasks you can complete to get a maximum return for your efforts. Here’s the full list of objectives as seen in-game.

  • Find the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row
  • Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park
  • Search chests or ammo crates (15)
  • Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and and Holly Hedges
  • Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row (two)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand (1,000)
  • Deal damage while crouched (500)
  • Eliminate 10 Guards (10/20/30/40/50) [Legendary Challenge]

That’s all there is to know about Week 5 in Fortnite.

Fortnite is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android.

Were you able to complete all of the Gnome challenges for Fortnite Week 5? Which challenge did you find most difficult? Tell us in the comments section!