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How to get IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite

Here’s everything you need to know about IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite, including how to get them for yourself for any battles or challenges.

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The IO have made their return in Fortnite Season 7, and you can now collect IO Tech Weapons to use against Alien invaders. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to get them.

The Imagined Order, IO for short, is an organization that first appeared in Fortnite Season 5 but was then removed for Season 6. Season 7 brought these enemies back, and you can battle IO guards on the map.

This organization also has interesting weapons at its disposal, and you can cause some serious damage if you get your hands on one. This guide will go over everything you need to know about IO Tech Weapons.

What are IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite?

What are IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite

The Alien invasion brought some major changes to Fortnite Island in Season 7. There are Parasites, flying saucers, as well as infected plants and trespassers all over the map.

To combat these invaders, IO Tech created three cool weapons that all serve a different purpose in the battle royale.

If you can acquire these, then you can start sending the Aliens back where they came from.

Pulse Rifle

Fortnite IO Weapons Pulse Rifle

The IO has made a point of stating that this weapon is effective, regardless of whether or not you aim down sights. The rifle can hold 16 bullets in its magazine, and you can use it to deal 33 – 36 damage per shot.

It comes with a fire rate of 4.2 and a reload time of 2.8 seconds, which explains why the IO are so eager to brag about the weapon. Once you get your hands on it, you can cause some real problems for the invaders.

Recon Scanner

Recon Scanner

As we mentioned before, Alien Parasites are latching themselves onto the Wildlife and trespassers. You can use Recon Scanners to scan these Infected subjects from a safe distance by firing Recon Bolts at them.

These will then mark all opponents and Chests in the Scanner’s diameter. While there’s a limited amount of Bolts you can use at a time, they’ll begin regenerating automatically soon enough.

Rail Gun

Rail Gun

This sniper can shoot straight through hard surfaces, making it a very effective weapon to use for long-range combat situations. You can use it to deal major damage from a distance.

The weapon is beneficial against flying Saucers, but its biggest downfall is the visible targeting beam. So, you’ll need to be quick to fire before the target spots you are aiming at them.

How to get IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite

How to get IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite

There are a few ways through which you can acquire IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite. You just need to make your way towards the IO Bases on the map and search through the IO chests that you find there.

You can also clear out a group of IO Guards, and they’ll sometimes drop a weapon along with some Gold Bars. However, the easiest way to get them is to visit the IO Satellite Bases across the Island.

Here are all the IO Satellite base locations:

  • Discovery Dish: West of Believer Beach
  • Dinky Dish: South east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Dockside Dish: West of Dirty Docks
  • Destined Dish: South east of Misty Meadow
  • Dampy Dish: South west of Slurpy Swamp
  • Deep Woods Dish: Inside Stealthy Stronghold
  • Defiant Dish: East of Weeping Woods
Fortnite IO Satellite Base locations

Another new addition to Fortnite in Season 7 is Alien Nanites. You can actually craft a couple of IO Tech Weapons by combining regular guns with Nanites.

Acquiring IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite can be particularly useful, as one of the Season 7 Week 12 Epic Quests requires you to use them on dummies. You can also use it to cause mayhem on the Island.

That covers all you need to know about IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite, and be sure to check out how to sign up for Fortnite Impostor Trials to earn rewards.

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How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now

Fortnite has been missing from the App Store from some time, but here’s how you can play on your iOS devices once again.

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Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 but now there’s a way to play on your iPhone and iOS devices thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.

Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.

However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service, Fortnite is set to return to iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.

How to play Fortnite on iOS

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Fortnite hasn’t been made available on the App Store again, you’ll need to become a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta.

Here’s everything you need to do to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
  2. Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite closed beta
  3. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
  4. Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the closed beta
  5. Once you’re invited, you can play Fortnite through GeForce Now

This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.

When is Fortnite coming back to iOS? Closed beta start & end date

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

NVIDIA revealed that Fortnite Mobile’s closed beta will begin rolling out “later in January,” so either during the week of January 17th or 24th.

As for the closed beta’s end date, NVIDIA said that “we do not have a fixed end date at this time,” so we’ll need to wait on official confirmation.

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You can link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once you’ve joined the closed beta.

Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:

  1. Open GeForce Now on Safari
  2. Go to ‘settings’
  3. Find the ‘connections’ tab
  4. Select ‘Epic Games’
  5. Log in with your Epic Games account

After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.


You can also check out Fortnite’s brand-new Battlefield 2042-style tornados and lightning strikes.

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Where to find Fortnite telescope parts

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season Quest to destroy and collect telescope parts.

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One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests tasks you with finding and destroying three telescopes to collect their parts. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.

Fortnite’s Season Quests provide you the opportunity to earn some extra XP that will help you progress through the Battle Pass. Completing them will allow you to unlock items and cosmetic skins.

One of the Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests requires you to find and destroy three telescopes before collecting their parts in a single match. This is easy enough to do if you know where to search.

All Fortnite telescope locations

Fortnite telescope part locations

There are a total of nine telescopes on Fortnite Chapter 3’s island. These are scattered across the map at different locations. You only need to find three before destroying them so that you can collect their parts.

Here are all the telescope locations in Fortnite:

  1. North of Camp Cuddle
  2. South of Condo Canyon
  3. South-West of Coney Crossroads
  4. North East of the Daily Bugle
  5. West of Greasy Grove
  6. North of Logjam Lumberyard
  7. In Sanctuary
  8. On a small island north-east of Sanctuary
  9. On another small island east of Sanctuary

How to destroy telescope parts in Fortnite

Telescope in Fortnite

Once you find three of these telescopes, simply swing at it with your pickaxe or shoot in order to destroy it. You can then collect the components that fall off them to complete this Fortnite Season Quest.

Successfully doing this will reward you with 25,000 XP. However, you’ll need to hurry as the Quest will only remain available until January 22, 2022. After that point, you won’t be able to attempt it.


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How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Lightning weather effect, and how to get struck by it.

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Lighting in Fortnite Chapter 3

Fornite added dynamic weather with the January 11 hotfix, which makes Lightning strike the Chapter 3 island. You can get a massive speed boost by being struck by Lightning, so here’s how.

Fortnite has introduced some Battlefield 2042-style weather effects that are sure to change how you play the battle royale. These include Tornadoes and Lightning, and each gives you a nifty boost if you can get near enough.

Here’s how to get struck by Lighting in Fortnite, and what happens when you do.

How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite

Lightning striking in Fortnite

Epic Games revealed that to get struck by Lightning, you need to go underneath a storm cloud and either stand on a blue mark, be in water, or be on the highest land point below it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting struck by Lightning:

  1. Look out for the storm clouds forming over the Fortnite island
  2. Go directly beneath the storm cloud
  3. Look for the glowing blue mark on the ground
  4. Stand on the blue mark
  5. Move off before you take any fire damage

The easiest method is looking out for the glowing blue marks on the ground. These will tell you exactly where the Lightning is set to strike, so you shouldn’t have any trouble. But be sure to move off before you take extra damage from the fire that the Lightning bolt strikes.

Luckily though, “Lightning doesn’t strike twice back-to-back,” so you don’t need to worry about getting immediately hit again.

What happens if you get struck by Lightning in Fortnite?

Getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite will deal 10 damage and give you the chili pepper speed effect for roughly 12 seconds.

You’ll need to decide if the damage is worth the speed boost, but it could give your opponent a nice surprise when you build over them faster than usual.

You’ll need to be careful though, as the Lightning bolts will set fire to anything they touch. So you’ll need to move off before you take even more damage through fire.


And that’s everything you need to know about getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite.

You can also check out everything we know about Fortnite’s leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

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