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Fortnite - IO Heist questline: Where are IO guards explained

Heist time!

The IO Heist questline is one the first punchcard questlines released in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

During this questline, you'll assist Charlotte (not me, the Fortnite character) in robbing the remains of the IO bases on the Fortnite map. To achieve this, you need to know where the IO guards are, so you can take care of them…

Completing this challenge set will reward you with a total of 80k XP, which will help you earn some Battle Stars and earn those first Season 8 Battle Pass skins.

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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IO Heist questline in Fortnite explained

To start the IO Heist questline in Fortnite, you need to talk to Charlotte in-game. Thankfully, you can easily find her in Pleasant Park by the house in the south-east corner.

To accept her questline, you need to select the exclamation mark when talking to her. After doing so, you'll be able to work through her quests without having to leave the match and you won't lose any progress upon death.

Here you can find every challenge, along with how much XP you'll receive, in the IO Heist questline:

  • Collect an assault rifle and a grenade - 12k XP
  • Reach max shields (1) - 14k XP
  • Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (1) - 16k XP
  • Eliminate IO Guards (2) - 18k XP
  • Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (1) - 20k XP

Where are IO guards in Fortnite explained

If you want to find two IO guards in Fortnite, then you need to visit one of the IO Outposts or the IO Convoys. Thankfully, this is already part of the IO Heist questline, so you should see some guards upon your arrival.

We easily found two IO guards in the outpost near Pleasant Park and, killing them and opening the chest inside the outpost, allowed us to easily complete the IO Heist questline.

Here are the locations of the other IO Outposts and Convoy if you'd like to visit another location:

The locations of the IO Convoy and Outposts on the Fortnite map.

It's important to remember, however, that if another player has already visited this location and killed the guards, then they will not appear for you. If this does occur, then you'll have to visit another base or try again in a new match.

If you'd like to learn more about Season 8 of Fortnite, visit our Season 8 Battle Pass, Season 8 map changes and the new Victory Umbrella!