How to search an Open Dumpster to find Scientist’s Research Notes in Fortnite

Hamza Khalid
Open Dumpster and Scientist's Research Notes in Fortnite

One of the new Paradise Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4 requires you to search an Open Dumpster in order to find The Scientist’s Research Notes, and here’s how you can get this done.

Fortnite Chapter 3 will soon be coming to an end with the Fracture live event, so players will have to hurry if they wish to complete all the Season 4 Quests and earn XP before the arrival of Chapter 4.

New Paradise Quests were added to the game in the 22.40 update patch and one of them tasks you with searching through an Open Dumpster for The Scientist’s Research Notes. We’ll go over where you need to look.

Where to find Open Dumpsters in Fortnite

Open Dumpsters can be found near buildings all over the Fortnite map, and we recommend heading to Tainted Towers because it has a decent number of them. Of course, you can also find these by visiting other locations like Greasy Grove if you wish.

These Dumpsters serve as ideal hiding spots when you need to get away from a particularly troublesome enemy and are easy to identify as their lids are removed with trash visible at the top.

Here are all the Open Dumpsters that we’ve found on the Fortnite map:

  • On the west side of Shiny Sound
  • On the north side of Chrome Crossroads
  • At the center of Tainted Towers
  • On the north side of Greasy Grove
  • Near the garages at Chonker’s Speedway
  • At the center of Cloudy Condos
Open Dumpster locations in Fortnite

How to search an Open Dumpster to find Scientist’s Research Notes in Fortnite

After you come across one of these Open Dumpsters, a prompt will pop up that you can interact with to dive inside. The Scientist’s Research Notes will then fall out of the Open Dumpster and you can pick them up to complete this Paradise Quest.

You will then have to await further orders which will arrive the next time you’re on the Battle Bus. Completing this task will reward you with 32,000 XP which will help you progress through the Season 4 Battle Pass and let you unlock new cosmetic skins.

However, you should keep an eye out for enemies in the area where you land, as other players will also attempt to complete this Quest, even if it means taking you out first. For this reason, we recommend keeping some powerful weapons and healing items on you.

For more Fortnite content, check out how to find Rocket League Octane cars and when Chapter 4 is set to begin.

Image credits: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG

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