As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into October with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your September capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early October, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!
September Garden Gnome Reminders
If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $4.
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 made 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!
We also released special Reseller Garden Gnomes in March — if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post on them HERE!
October Garden Gnome Details
What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in October? The speedy Cycling Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Cycling 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 (September’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in October, 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 rugged riders pedaling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:
- Pink Diamonds
- All Virtual Colors
- Flat Lous
- All Stages of Muscle Car
- Transportation Places
Additionally, the Cycling Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Cycling Casquettes nearby when it is captured!
Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Cycling Casquette 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 Cycling Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Cycling Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Cycling Garden Gnome visits you. Cycling Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Cycling 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 Cycling Garden Gnome:
We hope earning October’s Gnome Skin is like riding a bike! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through October — you’ll need to in order to earn the November Gnome Skin!