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Fortnite - How to deploy scanners in the Alien Biome explained

A scanner biomey.

Deploying scanners in the alien biome is the fifth legendary quest for Week 12 of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 and, due to its legendary nature, is only available for a week.

This set of legendary quests begins, unsurprisingly, using a payphone to contact Slone, before you craft weapons using Alien Nanites, destroy target dummies and search for books on explosions.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 30k XP, which will help you unlock more Battle Stars for the Season 7 battle pass, and begin the final quest for this set - collect three alien devices and activate the countermeasure device underneath the Corny Complex.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection and Eren Jaeger skin. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

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How to deploy scanners in the alien biome in Fortnite explained

To deploy a scanner for this legendary quest, you need to visit one of the alien biomes - the purple splodges - scattered across the Fortnite map.

Alien biome locations in Fortnite.

When you visit these biomes, you'll easily be able to find the scanner roughly at its centre and all you have to do is activate it.

You need to deploy two scanners.

In the terms of the central biome, the scanner location is a little different, being located on its left-hand side and close to the fork of the river, but there is still one here for you to activate.

It doesn't matter which alien biomes you visit nor the order in which you do so - you simply have to visit two and activate two scanners to complete this legendary quest.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 is here! To help you get started with this heist themed season, we have guides on how to alert a Securitry Camera, secure data from Forecast Towers and destroy weakened walls or security gates. There's also a new Victory Umbrella! Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are, the current Augments, how to get XP fast, use the best PC settings and earn a Victory Crown.

If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Season 7, check out our guides on the Battle Pass, legendary quests, alien artefacts, cosmic chests and IO weapons.

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