January Garden Gnome Reminder + February Preview!
As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into February with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your January capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early February, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!
January Garden Gnome Reminders
If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $12.
For the month of January ONLY, if you purchase a Garden Gnome, you will receive the Ice Hockey skin to upgrade your gnome for FREE. To clarify: Garden Gnomes will be available throughout 2021, but the Ice Hockey skin will only be available in January.
Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.
If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and make the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!
February Garden Gnome Details
What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in February? The dashing and roguish Archery Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Archery Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.
As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (January’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in February, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!
- Capture: 250
- CapOn: 300
You can find these accurate aimers traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:
- All Virtual Colors
Additionally, the Archery Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Archery Hoods nearby when it is captured!
Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Archery Hoods will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.
The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:
- Capture: 50 points
- CapOn: 50 points
The Archery Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Archery Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Archery Garden Gnome visits you. Archery Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Archery Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.
As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:
- Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
- Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
- Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
- Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!
While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Archery Garden Gnome:
We hope you hit the target for February’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through February — you’ll need to in order to earn the March Gnome Skin!