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Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges Guide

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges have dropped this week and we have all you need to complete these challenges to level up your battle pass below!

This week’s challenges include eliminating IO Guards, dealing damage in certain conditions and some old school scavenger challenges featuring Gnomes. We’ll go into detail on everything you need to do to complete these challenges.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Epic Challenges

For the Epic challenges this week we have two sets of challenges. You can complete whichever one you want first but cannot complete all challenges in whatever order you please.

These challenges will stay with you all season, until completed.

The first set of Epic challenges we’re given this week are quite simple, especially compared to the second set.

  • Stage 1: Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand – 1000 damage
  • Stage 2: Deal damage while crouching – 500 damage
  • Stage 3: Search chests or ammo boxes – 15 total of either

Luckily, Sand Tunneling has been getting disabled on and off all season and it is currently disabled so the XP from the challenges has been given to players without needing to complete the task.

Now these challenges are a little more tedious than the first set but nothing too complicated. Very old school Fortnite scavenger-like challenges. Personally, I loved these challenges as they occasionally offered some fort of lore into Fortnite.

  • Stage 1: Find the buried coin in Retail Row – 1 action
  • Stage 2: Dig up Gnomes from Pleasant Park and Fort Crumpet – 4 Gnomes
  • Stage 3: Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Holly Hedges – 4 Gnomes
  • Stage 4: Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row – 2 Gnomes

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Fortnite Week 5: Find Buried Coin at Retail Row

The buried coin, like most of the challenges in this set, is a pile of dirt on the ground that you must interact with.

Fortnite Week 5 Retail Row Coin
Credit: Epic Games

You can find the pile of dirt with the coin at the bottom leftmost house in the yard.

Dig Up Gnomes From Pleasant Park and Fort Crumpet

When it comes to digging up Gnomes, as with the rest of the challenges below, you’ll need to visit a few different locations. Some you will need to visit a few times throughout.

The first Gnome at Pleasant Park is located in the northern center of the named location, inside of a yard.

Fortnite Week 5 Gnome Dig
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The second Gnome at Pleasant Park is more towards the middle of the named locations near the gazebo on the opposite side of the soccer field.

Fortnite Week 5 Gnome Pleasant
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The first Gnome in Fort Crumpet can be found in the top middle of this landmark inside the walls of the landmark itself.

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The second, and final, Gnome to be dug up at Fort Crumpet can be found in the bottom leftmost corner of the landmark.

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Collect Gnomes at Fort Crumpet and Holly Hedges

For this stage of the challenge, you will need to collect Gnomes, not dig them up, from one more location added to the mix: Holly Hedges.

The first Gnome to be collected at Holly Hedges can be found top of the location near the Christmas Tree.

Fortnite Collect Gnomes Week 5
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The second Gnome to be collected at Holly Hedges can be found in the outdoor area of the garden store surrounded by the plants shown below.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
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The first Gnome to be collected at Fort Crumpet is located along the inner wall, near the inside courtyard.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
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The second Gnome to be collected at Fort Crumpet, and overall final to collect, is located in the center tower on the bottom floor underneath the stairs.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
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Bury Gnomes at Pleasant Park or Retail Row

For this part of the challenge you only need to bury 2 Gnomes and this can be completed at one location.

Personally, I completed this challenge entirely at Pleasant Park so that is where I’ll be giving you the information for to complete this challenge.

The first Gnome at Pleasant Park is in the front yard next to a tree, in the house at the end of the middle road.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
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The second Gnome to be buried at Pleasant Park is located between the soccer field and the gazebo.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
Credit: Epic Games

With all of the challenges in the set above, if you’re at a certain angle you’ll see the piles of dirt glowing blue. If you see that blue glow at any of these locations, you should have no problem finding exactly what you’re looking for.

Just be sure to also try to have a weapon so you can also survive as all of these locations will be a little more crowded than usual this week.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Legendary Challenges

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges
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Although they’re quite aggressive, IO Guards appear quite often so you’re sure to run into them at least once in every game you play.

Fortnite: Eliminate IO Guards

  • Stage 1: Eliminate IO Guards – 10 eliminations
  • Stage 2: Eliminate IO Guards – 20 eliminations
  • Stage 3: Eliminate IO Guards – 30 eliminations
  • Stage 4: Eliminate IO Guards – 40 eliminations
  • Stage 5: Eliminate IO Guards – 50 eliminations

These challenges may take you a while but hopefully this guide helped you get through it much easier!

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