Fortnite Season 4, Week 8 Challenges
First up is one that asks you to search Hungry Gnomes. This is as simple as approaching one of these gnomes and searching it in the same way you’d open a chest, but it of course involves tracking them down first. You need to search seven in all, and luckily, there are many more than that on the map; however, there’s no in-game indication of where you should begin your hunt. The one bit of help you do receive is a telltale noise the gnomes make when one is nearby, as it says “yummy yummy” in an odd voice. Among the locations where you’ll find gnomes:
• arena east of Junk Junction
• Greasy Grove
• Lucky Landing
• Retail Row
• Risky Reels
• Tilted Towers
• Tomato Town
Week 8’s other more difficult challenge is one that’s labeled as Hard by Epic. It asks you to search between a Bear, Crater, and a Refrigerator Shipment. As always, that’s the only clue you get–you’ll need to know the map well if you hope to do it on your own. In this case, the location you want to head to is just on the border of the I6 and I7 zones, southeast of Retail Row. The Battle Star you have to collect can be found just north of a house next to a gas station, as pictured below.
The remainder of Week 8 is fairly straightforward, though that doesn’t necessarily make all of it easy. Search chests in Salty Springs is as simple as repeatedly landing there at the start of a match and grinding your way to the seven you need–be sure to head for rooftops so you can easily check attics. If you’re hoping to do the related challenge, search seven chests in a single match, you’ll want to avoid Salty Springs–other players are likely to be swarming the area in search of chests. Instead, your best bet is to head far away from the Battle Bus’s flight path and avoid conflict at all costs.
Another challenge has you deal 250 headshot damage to opponents; just do your best to aim high, and you can grind your way to this one. Likewise, you can get three suppressed weapon eliminations by just getting your hands on one and using it at every opportunity. And again, that’s true of eliminating three opponents in Pleasant Park–start enough matches there, luck into a weapon before someone else, and you should be able to take care of it without too much trouble. For both of the elimination challenges, your best bet is to attempt this in a solo playlist, so that you can avoid dealing with revives.
• Deal Headshot Damage to opponents (250) — 5 Battle Stars
• Search Chests in Salty Springs (7) — 5 Battle Stars
• Search 7 Chests in a single match (7) — 5 Battle Stars
• Search Hungry Gnomes (7) — 5 Battle Stars
• Hard: Search between a Bear, Crater, and a Refrigerator Shipment — 10 Battle Stars
• Hard: Suppressed Weapon eliminations (3) — 10 Battle Stars
• Hard: Eliminate opponents in Pleasant Park (3) — 10 Battle Stars