Fortnite Season 5 has brand new challenges this week, and one of them requires you to eliminate 50 IO Guards. This is one of the most difficult tasks to complete, but you will gain a huge XP boost.
There is a plethora of brand new content in Fortnite Season 5, such as Exotic weapons, cosmetics, and crossovers with other franchises. A new type of enemy has also joined the battle royale in the form of IO Guards.
These NPCs are extremely formidable, and you should be ready for a fight if you cross their paths. Week 5’s challenges include a Legendary quest that requires you to eliminate these enemies. Here’s how you can take them out, and complete the challenge.
How to eliminate IO Guards for the Week 5 Fortnite challenge
You will need to take down 50 IO Guards in order to complete this weekly challenge. They aren’t the easiest threat to handle since they are relentless, and you will have to take on several of them at once.
They spawn at their terminals, so all you need to do is find these in order to fight them. Luckily, we’ve already covered the locations of all 20 terminals in Fortnite, so you can find them here.
The bad news is that you’re not guaranteed to find these enemies every single time you visit these locations. You might just find some weapons and gear there instead, so you’ll have to rotate to the next nearest one and try your luck there.
These foes are infamous for giving players a hard time, so make sure that you’ve stocked up on some powerful weapons and gear before charging into battle.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the guards are lethal at close-range, so we don’t advise taking them on headfirst. Instead, you should pick a long-range gun like a Sniper Rifle and start picking them off one by one.
This strategy also has the added benefit of reducing the accuracy of their aim. It’ll take several shots to deal any real damage to them, but eventually they will go down after you keep consistently firing at them. Make sure you’ve got sufficient ammo in your inventory.
Once you’ve eliminated 50 IO guards, the challenge will be successfully completed, and you’ll net 55,000 XP. This challenge is difficult and might require a few extra attempts, but the huge reward is worth the effort.
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How to get the Terminator skin set in Fortnite
Epic Games have brought brand new Terminator-themed skins to Fortnite Season 5, and here’s how you can get them.
As Fortnite Season 5 comes closer to its end, new crossovers are being added to the Battle Royale. Now, Epic Games have brought along the T-800 and Sarah Connor as part of a new Terminator skin set.
Fortnite has seen more than its fair share of crossovers throughout the past few years. We’ve seen additions from Halo, God of War, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and many others. Epic Games have now brought another new addition to the Battle Royale.
Less than a week after the arrival of The Predator, the developers have added brand new Terminator-themed skins to the game. You can choose to play as either the T-800 or Sarah Connor, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.
How to get T-800 and Sarah Connor Fortnite skins
You don’t need to do any special quest or challenge in order to get these skins. You can get yourself the Fortnite x Terminator crossover set by spending some V-Bucks in the Item Shop.
You can pick up the Sarah Connor skin for 1,800, or pay 1,500 to get the T-800. Alternatively, you can purchase the entire bundle for 2,800, which may sound like a lot but you’ll also get some great savings.
You can take a closer look at the prices of the Fortnite Future War set below:
- Future War Bundle: 2,800 V-Bucks
- Sarah Connor: 1,800 V-Bucks
- T-800: 1,500 V-Bucks
- Techno-Grip Axe: 800 V-Bucks
- Cyberdyne Salute: 300 V-Bucks
If you purchase the Future War Bundle, then you will also be able to acquire the exclusive T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and HK Skynet Uplink Back Blings, along with the Combat Knife pickaxe. That makes this worth the money you spend.
We don’t know exactly how much longer these skins will be available in the Item Shop, so you’d better hurry up if you want to get your hands on them.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Epic Games respond to leaked Fortnite player logins
Epic Games have denied claims by Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber that their API leaks players’ emails.
There is a growing concern among Fortnite players that their player logins are being leaked through the in-game leaderboard, but Epic Games have reassured fans that their API is safe.
Whenever fans create an online account to play games, their first concern is their privacy security. Developers try to avoid hacker scares but they can still pop up from time to time. One Fortnite fan claimed that this has happened with Epic Games.
Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber stated that he was inexplicably logged out of his account and that the battle royale’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ personal information – such as their email addresses.
This led to a response from a Fortnite data-miner who denied these claims, and their statement was backed up by Epic themselves.
Epic Games deny leaked Fortnite player logins
Yung Calculator tweeted that Epic Games have not secured player logins, so anyone can access these emails and try to hack accounts, reset passwords or kick players out of a match. Additionally, it will also log you out in-game.
“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.
“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally — on Twitter, it means nothing normally — but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”
He further elaborated that he’s not the only player who has experienced this issue- with Clix, Nick Eh 30, and Nate Hill also being affected. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it — it’s disgraceful.”
Not everyone is convinced that Yung’s claims are true. Fortnite data-miner ‘FNBRUnreleased’ claimed that these kind of leaks are impossible due to the nature of Epic’s API, so there’s no way that your email address can become available to hackers.
“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they stated.
FNBRUnreleased’s defense for Epic Games has been backed up by the devs themselves who also took to Twitter in order to respond to Yung’s claims.
“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.
“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”
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At the time of writing, Yung Calc’s tweet is no longer online, so either the player took it down or it was removed by Twitter. Either way, his claims have gathered doubts and Epic Games are standing by the security of their API.
That said, you should always make sure that that you’ve take extra precautions to protect your online information. You can do this by choosing strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and by applying two-factor authentication wherever possible.
Image Credits: Epic Games, Yung Calculator
Terminator skin set leaked for Fortnite Season 5 via PlayStation Store
A listing on the PlayStation store has teased the Terminator T-800 and Sarah Connor skin coming to Fortnite Season 5.
A listing on the PlayStation store reveals that a Terminator skin is coming to Fortnite Season 5.
Another day, another Fortnite leak. This time, it’s coming straight from the main page of the PlayStation Store, which depicts an upcoming crossover between Terminator and Fortnite. This pack will include both the T-800 Terminator and Sarah Connor.
The Sarah Connor skin has been teased for some time now, considering early this morning the official Fortnite Twitter account posted a transmission that alluded to the addition of the crossover. You can see for yourself in the tweet below.
Players were not expecting the T-800 Terminator skin, since the transmission only mentions Sarah Connor, but since the ad clearly has the Terminator front and center, we know he’ll be in the pack as well.
It’s unknown if Epic Games plans to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger as a skin variant for the Terminator.
Hopefully, we’ll see the skin in the item shop as early as tonight. If not the skins should make their appearances in the coming days. Be sure to keep your eye out each day for the store refreshes.
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