Where to find and eliminate 50 IO Guards for Fortnite’s Week 5 challenge

Published: 31/Dec/2020 12:37

by Daniel Megarry


One of the biggest requirements for Fortnite’s Week 5 challenges is to eliminate 50 IO Guards, but we’ve got a map that makes things so much easier. 

Fortnite’s Season 5 update brought with it plenty of well-received additions including a map overhaul, a string of new exotic weapons, and skins based on iconic characters from God of War, Halo and The Walking Dead.

One new feature that hasn’t gone down so well, though, is the arrival of IO Guards on the map. The frustrating NPC enemies will relentlessly hunt down the player if spotted – and they always seem to appear at the worst possible time.

Fortnite IO Guards
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IO Guards are formidable opponents in Fortnite Season 5.

The main reward for taking the high-powered enemies down is a Tactical Assault Rifle, meaning it’s not usually worth the ammo, time, and healing items you’ll need to burn through to defeat them all.

While players usually do their best to avoid IO Guards where possible, they’ll have to actively hunt them down if they want to complete Season 5’s Week 5 challenges. Yes, it’s going to be a tough one.

Where to find IO Guards in Fortnite Season 5

This week’s Legendary quest requires you to take down the powerful IO Guards, with a grand total of 50 to eliminate if you want to finish it completely. The reward for doing so is a big one: 55,000 XP.

Fortunately, the IO Guards rise up out of the ground from their terminals in set locations, meaning you can find them – or avoid them – quite easily, as long as you know where they spawn.

You can see all 20 locations where IO Guards appear on the map below:

IO Guard locations on Fortnite Map
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All 20 locations where IO Guards spawn on the Fortnite Season 5 map.

IO Guards can be very difficult to take down, and there’ll be a few of them in each terminal, so you’ll want to make sure you come prepared with decent weapons and some Shield Potions or Medkits.

A good tactic is to take them down from as far away as you can, as their aim isn’t always the best at a distance. For this, you’ll want a long-range weapon like an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle.

It’s also worth pointing out that the terminals don’t always deliver IO Guards – sometimes, they feature loot instead. While this would normally be a blessing, it can be frustrating when you’re actually hoping for enemies to appear.

If you’re looking to complete the rest of the week’s quests, make sure you check out our Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges hub.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.