Fortbyte 48 in Fortnite is another one of those Fortbytes that require the use of a specific item. In this case, you’ll need to use a certain pickaxe in order to obtain this collectible. In this guide, we’ll explain how to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne to discover Fortbyte 48 and add it to your growing collection for Fortnite Season 9.
How to Get the Vox Pickaxe
Before you can even attempt to collect Fortbyte 48, you’ll first need to equip the Vox pickaxe. Players can earn and unlock this pickaxe upon reaching Tier 55 on the Season 9 Battle Pass. Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with your weekly challenges in Fortnite and aren’t too far from this tier.
Fortbyte #48 – Smash the Gnome Beside the Mountain Top Throne
After you have unlocked and equipped the Vox pickaxe in Fortnite, the next step is to enter a match and make your way over to the Fortbyte location. Fortbyte 48’s description explains that the Fortbyte is accessible by using the Vox pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne. The throne in question is not the typical royal throne. Instead, it’s a throne of the porcelain variety.
To find the mountain top throne, you’ll have to make your way to the top of the mountain directly northeast of Happy Hamlet. If you’re dropping in from the Battle Bus, look for the snowy mountain that has one of the Expedition Outposts near the bottom of the hill. We’ve circled the location on the map below.
At the top of the mountain, you should see a lone toilet with a gnome next to it. Break the gnome using the Vox pickaxe to reveal Fortbyte 48. Collect the Fortbyte and complete the match normally (don’t quit early). Back on the lobby screen, a new tile will be revealed within the Fortbyte section.
There are still a few weeks left of Season 9. Thus, there’s plenty of time to collect any remaining Fortbytes that you may have missed. Check out our other Fortnite Fortbtye guides to see some of the ones from past weeks.