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Where to find all Fortnite IO Tech weapons and what they do

Published: 16/Jun/2021 11:57 Updated: 16/Jun/2021 12:14

by James Busby

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Fortnite’s massive Chapter 2 Season 7 update is now live, bringing with it plenty of new IO Tech weapons for players to get their hands on.

While Fortnite’s previous update gave us Primal biomes, the latest Season 7 patch has taken players to the stars with its new sci-fi twist. This means a number of futuristic and powerful ‘IO Tech’ weapons have been added to the battle royale.

From rifles that shoot deadly lasers to grenade launchers that reveal targets and chests, there’s certainly a lot of weapons that you can use to obliterate your foes. They won’t all replace your favorite guns, but they can give you a huge edge in future fights.

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Whether you’re wondering what the best locations to find them are, or you’re curious to know which one is worth your time, here’s every IO Tech weapon in the game’s Season 7 update.


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Where to find IO Tech weapons

Fortnite Season 7 IO Bases
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IO Base locations in Fortnite Season 7.

While there is a very small chance of finding an IO Tech weapon in the regular chests around the Island, you’ll have much better luck if you open Supply Chests instead, as they are guaranteed to give you one.

These rare (and wider) chests can be found at the new IO Bases that have popped up around the Island since the Season 7 update. We’ve marked them all on the map above, to help you find them easily.

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Be warned, though, that these IO Bases have security cameras that will shoot on sight and there are often IO Guards patrolling them. Either land directly inside the bases and suit up, or come prepared for a fight.

Fortnite Kymera Ray Gun

Kymera Ray Gun
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The Kymera Ray Gun may look small, but it packs a punch.

The Kymera Ray Gun doesn’t shoot conventional bullets. No, this lethal weapon fires a continuous beam of energy that can melt through both structures and enemy players. While it may only deal 9 damage per tick, it can quickly rack up if you maintain your accuracy on the target.

Just be careful when using this Ray Gun as the laser can give away your position to nearby players. 

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Fortnite Recon Scanner Launcher

Recon Launcher
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A grenade launcher with a special twist.

While the Recon Scanner Launcher may look like a generic grenade launcher, this hefty gun does more than just high amounts of damage. As the name suggests, the Recon Launcher actually reveals nearby targets and chests.

This makes it extremely useful in squad play when you wish to provide your team with huge amounts of information on the enemy teams that lurk around the map. 

Fortnite Rail Gun Rifle

Rail Gun
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The Rail Gun is capable of some truly devastating damage.

The Rail Gun Rifle is a high-tech weapon that can be charged up to fire a single powerful shot, which can melt through walls and hit players hiding behind them. It only has one shot per magazine, so you need to make it count when going for those cross-map plays.

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Dealing 85 damage to enemy players is certainly something not to scoff at. 

Fortnite Pulse Rifle

Pulse Rifle
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The Pulse Rifle plays a little differently from normal ARs.

The Fortnite Pulse Rifle may look like a generic sci-fi assault rifle, but it comes with an interesting mechanic. When hip-fired the Pulse Rifle is fully automatic, but when you ADS, the rifle features much slower shots.

Not only does this give you the precision needed to claim those all-important headshots, but it also makes it extremely versatile in most situations. 


There you have it, every IO Tech weapon added in the Fortnite Season 7 update. Make sure you check out our Fortnite page for all the latest news and guides.

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