How to search an open dumpster in Fortnite

Time to dumpster dive!

Fortnite is one of the best battle royale games to play with the whole family. Not only can you squad up and take on other players, but there are always new quests to complete to challenge yourself and earn fun rewards. The Paradise quests in Fortnite reveal the story of the Island and the constant changes that seem to happen on it. Agent Jonesy continues recruiting you to help complete all sorts of crazy tasks while you're also striving for that Victory Royale. This time, you'll have to do a bit of dumpster diving to track down The Scientist's lost research.

Open Dumpster Locations in Fortnite

You only need to find one dumpster for this quest to work, but there are plenty of choices of where to go depending on where your Battle Bus is flying over. Bigger locations, such as Tainted Towers, will have multiple dumpsters, making them easier to find. However, these locations also guarantee more danger while attempting to complete the quest. Sometimes it's better to head to a more secluded area. You can find open dumpsters all over, including many gas stations along the road.

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  • The Chop Shop - northeast of Chromejam Junction
  • Chromejam Junction
  • Shiny Sound
  • Sunflower's Saplings - northwest of Lustrous Lagoon
  • Gas Station - East of Lustrous Lagoon
  • Chrome Crossroads
  • The Glow - around Loot Lake
  • Gas Station - west of Loot Lake
  • Rave Cave
  • Shroom Chalet - southwest of Rave Cave
  • 'Stools Fuels - southwest of Rave Cave
  • Reality Tree
  • Shroom Station - southeast of Reality Tree
  • House - northwest of Tainted Towers
  • Tainted Towers
  • Gas Station - south of Tainted Towers
  • Driftin' Double Pumps - southwest of Herald's Sanctum
  • Rocky Reels
  • Gas Station - east of Fort Jonesy
  • Displaced Depot - west of Greasy Grove
  • Fungi Farm - southwest of Greasy Grove
  • Synapse Station
  • Chonker's Speedway
  • Cloudy Condos

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How to find the last of the Scientist's Research Notes in Fortnite

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Once you drop in any of those locations, look around behind buildings, alleyways, or fenced-in areas. To search the dumpster for the research notes, you will need to approach it and select the option to hide inside:

  • X on Xbox
  • Square on PlayStation
  • E on PC

Once you jump in, you will see the research notes fall out onto the ground beside the dumpster. You can then jump back out and hold the same button to pick them up. This will prompt Agent Jonesy to confirm you found the notes and continue to the next step of the quests. You'll want to look out for any players while you are doing this. You'll need to restart if you are interrupted before picking up the notes. Happy dumpster dives!

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Abby Smith is a super nerd and video game fanatic. She likes to spend her free time binge-watching Netflix and playing all the best games such as Roblox, Fortnite, and Rocket League. As an alumni from Full Sail University, she enjoys dabbling in creative writing such as short stories, scripts, comics, and articles of all kinds.

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