Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements


Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival.   

Campaign: Dark Carnival
Level 2: The Fairground

If you have captions on you will see the shooting gallery making noises. Run straight from the saferoom across the gallery, you need to score over 750 points by shooting the various targets. Just to the right of the gallery you will see how many points you will earn for each target. Watch out for the peanut as he will lower your score by 100 points.

Once you win, a box to the right of the gallery will open up and reward you with Gnome Chompski. Allocate whoever will carry the gnome and make your way to the end of the campaign. Do not drop the gnome. Some points on the roller coaster will cause you to lose him and you will have to either die or start over.

Once you get to the Finale do not drop the gnome. Hold onto him for dear life until the credits roll. If you drop him before the campaign ends you will not earn the achievement.


Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 6 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by meatshield
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 06:40:10 AM

I'm pretty sure you can drop him, I think it's as long as you get him onto the rescue vehicle. I may be wrong I got this a while ago but yeah... maybe not :)

Comment #2 by epicman14
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 06:35:14 PM

yeah you just have to get him rescued with you

Comment #3 by Ryanisawesome
Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 03:17:44 PM

-The Return Of Chompski-

Reccomended:Do on easy drop him when infected come.
When u get on the helicopter DON'T drop him at all,I had to do this twice to get the achievement.

Comment #4 by Parkermcman
Friday, July 23, 2010 @ 01:11:26 PM

Um well a good way is to have a friend hold him and you cover him or her and at the fanale hide him some were but make sure you can find him

Comment #5 by nirvana8193
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 06:47:13 AM

where do u find him on the carnival level i looked everywhere for it????!!!!

Comment #6 by BloodyHartless
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 01:42:12 AM

I got this achivement by accident (didnt know it existed), i didnt want to leave him behind!Poor little guy... you get him at the shooting range, score 750 points and he unlocks on the left of the range.

Comment #7 by channelzero0
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:51:17 AM

He is in a wooden box right as you walk out of the safe room in level 2 of the chapter.

Comment #8 by EDCrtehbest
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 03:52:03 AM

Me and My friend did this achievement together, with him holding it and me covering him... he dropped it a ton of times and still got it with restarting.

Comment #9 by darthpat1977
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 11:54:32 AM

My son and I just got this. He dropped the gnome several times... He just picked it back up and we continued (no restart) the achievement unlocked as we flew off on the chopper.

Comment #10 by Capt AwesomeDP
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 08:08:39 PM

Just make sure when you enter a saferoom before the door closes to end the level someone is holding him. I set him down to heal in the saferoom and my buddy closed the door and he was gone when the next level loaded up, it was a funny but annoying.

Comment #11 by greenmachine420
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 02:33:49 AM

do u need to b online to do this acheivement cuz i cant find him in single player offline

Comment #12 by Dite
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 12:36:44 PM

@#10 Was anyone looking at him when he was on the ground?

I'm wondering if that has something to do with it. I was holding the gnome and had to close the door. I was just short of the door, so I dropped him instead, then I closed the door, and hurried to try to pick him up. I didn't pick him up in time, but it got blurry with me looking at him, and when the next section started, he was still there in front of me.

Comment #13 by Konner94
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 01:15:30 PM

looking for people to work together on left 4 dead 1 and 2 and get achievements its awin win situation all work together it would be nice if i could find 2 other people at least please message me and im 16 so if your someone wondering if im like 10 or something. my gamer tag is "Konner94".

Comment #14 by Spongebrick
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 08:03:49 AM

i did this in single player by myself and you can drop the gnome during the game but not when your in the saferoom

Comment #15 by macktheknife
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 06:33:12 PM

can confirm: you can put him down as many times as you want just make sure you are holding him the safe rooms and in the chopper in the end. other than that throw the little bugger around as much as you want just don't drop him off the side of the roller cosater

Comment #16 by UnderOver
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 03:02:18 PM

This one is pretty easy even if you do it solo, you just gotta take you time.

Comment #17 by Filthy
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 12:12:37 PM


Comment #18 by dbundy44
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 07:16:24 AM

i put him down when i got on the helicopter to protect myself and it took off and i didnt even get the achievment.

Comment #19 by rgs00
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:19:00 PM

hey #18 u have to keep it in ur arms the hole time

Comment #20 by achmedrulz
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:25:13 AM

the peanut gallery ... go out of the safe room, head strait, then turn a little to the right to the right and it should be there

Comment #21 by SeanQ101
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 10:37:46 PM

Does Anybody Know Exactly Where He Is?
Above Says.. "In The wooden box right as you walk out of the safe room in level 2 of the chapter"

I Can't Find Him Tho !
Any Help Please?

Comment #22 by erikooO
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 11:29:09 PM

Just got this today. I put the gnome down several times, and got the achievement.

Comment #23 by SeanQ101
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:38:04 AM

I just completed this achievement.
It took me a while to figure out what to do.
I started to shoot the targets at the game show & all my "computer" team mates joined in, Helped win it. After collecting Gnome Chompski from the wooden box to the left of where you where shooting, make sure you always have hold of him in your hands at the time of each safe house door closing. If you don't & drop him to close the door. He won't load back into the next chapter with you! You can drop him to shoot when the infected attack, just be sure to pick him back up.
At the end.. Keep hold of him in the helicopter until the credits start & you get your achievement.

I also got a Award for this.. A Depeche Mode Shirt !

Comment #24 by Dragonmstah
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 12:22:46 AM

If anyone wants to do this i can get it with you very easily and it should only take 20 min. if it takes less time then i was correct in the guess if it takes more time then i do apoligize but it shouldn't.

Comment #25 by guitarslay3r
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 10:35:12 PM

I have a quick question
Can I start the "Dark Carnival" from the secound chapter, the chapter with this gnome. Then finish it from there.

Or do I have to start from the beggining?

Comment #26 by cpt nice
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 03:31:42 PM

@25, Yes you can start in the second chapter. If someone wants to get this or another achievement add me on xbox live (Cpt Nice) and I'll help =)

Comment #27 by Agent Rex
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 07:35:41 PM

Of course when I jump to the helicopter I fall off it and die thanks to the Tank. -_-

Comment #28 by nate 1528
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 08:26:22 PM

if you need help with achievement send me a message on xbox my gmt is nate 1528

Comment #29 by BurkyTurkey
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 07:58:35 AM

Tried this on expert on single player, I only died around 40 times so its all good :)

Comment #30 by Pickens
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 11:53:25 PM

As Nate1528 said, if ANYONE needs help with this achievement message me on Xbox live.

Gamertag: P I C K 3 N Z

Comment #31 by Roose91
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 02:31:50 PM

I just got right to the finale after having some high pitched 10 year old whining that he wanted the gnome and picking it up every time I dropped it despite me getting the score at the shooting range and carrying him 90% of the way. The helicopter had just arrived but I had a boomer next to me, cue "k11lr el1te snippzzzzz fo life hardcore" to shoot the boomer and get me mobbed by zombies resulting in going down. He runs up, grabs gnome and runs to chopper without reviving me. I implement my scorched gnome policy and knowing I am the host, leave the game-no one gets the achievement.

Does the whole team get this as long as they survive or is it only the one carrying the Gnome. I'm looking for some decent players to put together a motley crew and get this.

Comment #32 by Obeseparty
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 04:19:38 PM

I got this for the avatar award, and the achievement of course, and I got upset that it was Rochelle's shirt. XD

Comment #33 by Jaz Neko
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 01:27:00 AM

You have to be careful with this achievement... I made it all the way to the end with the helicopter picking us up and everyone but Nick got into the chopper. Ellis was knocked down, and so I went to revive him and I was still holding the gnome. The next thing I knew it went to the cut scene and it said Nick and Ellis died and I didn't get the achievement. Now I have to go back. D:

Comment #34 by Joshywa7
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 01:44:55 AM

I am looking for help with this achievement. Send me a message (preferably via text, not voice) and friend request explaining why. Thanks GT: Joshywa7

Comment #35 by mccse
Sunday, January 04, 2015 @ 10:58:06 AM

I got the achievement even though I dropped the gnome many times and I accidentally threw it at a tank. Someone had mentioned if you drop the gnome when you shut the safe room's door the gnome will disappear, but I did this accidentally and the gnome stayed. I'm not sure if this was a lucky glitch or not.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

HDD Space Required : 4.36 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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