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How to eliminate 50 IO guards for Fortnite’s weekly challenges

Here’s how to find and eliminate 50 IO Guards for the Legendary quest in the Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges.

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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.

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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.

Fighting an IO guard in a game of Fortnite

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.

With Operation Snowdown well underway, you can greatly benefit from attempting the other challenges as well. We’ll keep you updated about every new task that Epic Games sends your way.

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What is Power Ranking (PR) in Fortnite?

Before becoming a Fortnite pro, there are certain terms that you must know about. This includes PR, which is short for Power Ranking.

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PR in Fortnite explained

Fortnite is one of the biggest esports in the world and you might have noticed that pros heavily use the term PR. From its relevance to the calculation method, here’s everything to know about Power Rankings in Epic Games’ battle royale game.

Becoming a gamer, and especially a pro gamer certainly changes a lot. You’re expected to learn new lingos that can be as basic as being AFK (away from keyboard) and as complex as QQ (a crying emoji that is used to call other players unskilled).

Fortnite is no exception, as the battle royale title has its fair share of terms that players must know to fit in. This includes PR (Power Ranking), and here’s why it is so common among pros.

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What is Power Ranking?

Long story short, Power Ranking is a ranking given to pro players based on their performance in official Fortnite tournaments organized by Epic Games. For instance, these are some of the official competitive tournaments in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • Cash Cups
  • Lightning Cups
  • Zero Build Cups
  • FNCS Qualifiers and Finals

Whenever a player takes part in such tournaments, they receive points which eventually contribute to their overall Power Ranking. Hence, it is one of the most rational ways to recognize the best players in the world.

Fortnite Power Rankings

Having said that, it’s important to know that Epic Games doesn’t release their own Power Rankings. Prominent stats website Fortnite Tracker has come up with a unique system that judges players and rolls these rankings out.

How to calculate Power Rankings in Fortnite?

For every top 10,000 placement, players get points ranging from 5 to 1000. Fortnite Tracker states that the system is top-heavy, which means placing in the top 100 grants significantly more points. A player outside the top 100 won’t receive over 200 points while the top teams can expect points between 200-1000.

Moreover, tournaments have multipliers based on their quality. Factors like prize pool and difficulty play a major role in deciding it.

While Cash Cups can have a 1x multiplier, the World Cup has a 10x multiplier. Accordingly, winning the World Cup is almost equivalent to winning 100 Cash Cups.

Significance of Power Ranking

Considering that there are different multipliers and parameters to earn Power Ranking points, it is natural for players to question the legitimacy of this system. This is where the decay system comes into play.

Four months after a tournament is concluded, Fortnite Tracker reduces the points earned through it by 10%. This process continues for 18 months, following which the points from the tournament become entirely obsolete.

This ensures that the Power Rankings only display pros who’ve been the most consistent in recent tournaments.

How to check your Power Ranking in Fortnite

To check your Power Ranking, follow these steps:

  • Visit Fortnite Tracker
  • Enter your Epic Games name and search for your profile.
  • Open the Events section which should display your Power Ranking and performance in all events.

The website also has a Leaderboards section that showcases the highest-ranked players in the world. The list is purely based on numbers and is constantly evolving as new tournaments take place.

Fortnite Power Ranking

Websites like Fortnite Esports Wiki also maintain their Power Rankings. It gives every tournament a tier based on the prize pool, difficulty, format, and number of players. Players then get points for placing high enough in these tournaments.

For now, the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is right around the corner and players can expect some major changes in the Power Rankings. While veterans like Bugha, TaySon, and Clix will try to add more feathers to their caps, aspiring pros will look forward to dethroning the existing champions.

Image Credits: Epic Games, Fortnite Tracker, Fortnite Esports Wiki

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Best Fortnite Hide & Seek codes: July 2022

The Creative library of Fortnite consists of a wide range of mini-games. Here are some Hide and Seek codes that are trending right now.

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Player holding a phone device in creative mode

Fortnite Creative maps have gone through an entire era of evolution when map creators bring popular games to their respective island creations. From Fall Guys-inspired obstacle courses to Murder Mystery maps, creators have blessed the player-base of Fortnite with interesting creations.

Ever since Epic Games added The Block and introduced its Creative Game Mode in 2019, Fortnite has seen vast evolution by map creators who dedicate their time and creativity to creating an experience for the loopers. This has paved the way for several designers and map creators of other games to develop their own ideas of a game in the vast multiverse of Fortnite.

Fortnite players love to play the classic Hide and Seek in gorgeously created Creative Island maps where they can hop on with their friends and have a good time without having to engage in serious gun-to-gun action. Here is some trending Hide and Seek Map codes for you to try as of July 2022.

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Fortnite Hide and Seek Map Codes: July 2022

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative map Stranger Things 4

Code: 6386-0352-1320

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek was created by Danteminecraft which shows an entire architectural layout of Hawkins National Laboratory where experiments on the series lead Eleven were conducted and other enhanced were created.

The map consists of all the different rooms of these enhanced individuals including a Telekinesis room, a rainbow room, and a portal to the Upside Down hidden behind the secret Rainbow room. The objective for the players is to hide among these rooms as one Hunter seeks them out and finds them to pickaxe and eliminate them eventually

Hide and Seek Cars

Fortnite Hide and Seek Cars map

Code: 3838-7897-8141

Hide and Seek Cars is heavily inspired by the Pixar Cars Franchise and shows a brilliantly created Radiator Springs, with actual locations from the movie spread around the map. Moreover, the cars stationed on the map have eyes and a mouth, similar to the film to give each vehicle an authentic feel.

Players on the map can hide amongst several items and inside several locations while the hunter finds them and eliminates the players with their pickaxe. Players are also given a fish to heal themselves if struck down once by the Hunter to get a second chance at escaping them again.

Resort Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Resort Hide and Seek map

Code: 2602-4681-6658

The perfect map for a summer getaway this sunny season allows players to get that summer vibe going with a splash of water in a beach resort. The map has a couple of huge buildings elevated above the sea so they can hide either in the boats beneath the buildings or the expansive rooms inside them.

Either way, the Seekers and Hunters start near a sea shore and open chests to make their way inside the resort and complete the objectives they are assigned.

Neo Tokyo Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Neo Tokyo Hide and Seek map

Code: 0568-1667-0236

This futuristic take on a famous Fortnite POI called Neo Tilted was created by map creator MTL_Rellik who gave it a more Japanese look. The buildings and even the dragon element as a balloon add to the authenticity of futuristic Japanese architecture.

Players in the map can hide amongst several buildings or objects throughout the map and are given re-deployable gliders so they do not take fall damage while escaping the Hunter.

Prop Hunt: Flanders House

Fortnite Creative Flanders House Prop Hunt Hide and Seek map

Code: 1578-6112-7545

This map is a recreation of the Flanders House from the animated series The Simpsons. Map Creator Marablind has created a close-to-perfection recreation of the neighborhood and the entire condominium of the Simpsons family.

The gameplay for this map functions more as a Prop Hunt where Hiders are given Prop Guns to convert themselves into an existing prop from the map whereas the Seekers have to find and eliminate them.

Minecraft Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Minecraft Hide and Seek Map

Code: 2882-2013-4239

A recreation of the 8-bit Minecraft island was created by map creator PNF_DKsp. The creator has added realistic elements like trees, hills, lava, and steps similar to a Minecraft island. The hunter is given all weapons to find and eliminate their opponents whereas the Hiders are mostly hiding amongst the shadows in the midst of a dense forest or a steep hill.

The map became extremely popular upon its launch as several players from the Minecraft community went up to support it via streams and creating content around it.


As Fortnite players continue to play these maps to enjoy the casual side of the game, map creators are usually on the lookout for the latest trends to make much more enjoyable mini-games like these for the community to enjoy. Once Creative 2.0 launches, creators will be given several advanced options to add more interactivity to their maps to enhance the player experience.

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Fortnite 21.20 early patch notes: Downtime, Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, map changes

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite Season 3’s 21.20 update in which Indiana Jones is finally set to arrive.

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Indiana Jones in Fortnite 21.20 update

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is nearing its halfway point, with the 21.20 update set to add even more content to the game. Here’s everything we know so far, including when to expect the downtime, Indiana Jones’ arrival, and map changes.

Fortnite shows no sign of slowing down with Chapter 3 Season 3 adding even more to the blockbuster battle royale such as the new Ripsaw Launcher and Grapple Glove. The 21.10 update brought Darth Vader to the island and added the Super Styles, and the upcoming 21.20 update brings even more to the battle royale.

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite’s 21.20 update, including the server downtime, the Indiana Jones skin, bug fixes, and map changes.

Rave Cave POI in Fortnite Season 3

Fortnite 21.20 update release date & downtime

Fortnite’s 21.20 update is set to give live on July 6, with downtime beginning at around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST and matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

Although the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account teased changes for July 5, leaker Shiina pointed out that Fortnite changed the Cash Cup dates from July 6 to July 5 due to “expected game updates around the same time.” They believe this “basically confirms the update will drop on July 6.”

The downtime usually lasts for a couple of hours, and then you can launch the game and experience all of the new content on offer.

Indiana Jones arrives in Fortnite 21.20 update

Each Fortnite season comes with a bonus skin that Battle Pass owners can unlock a few weeks in, and Season 3’s 21.20 update finally brings Indiana Jones.

Although the skin isn’t set to arrive until July 7, the day after the update, Epic sometimes unlock the skin early — we’ll just need to wait and see.

Once the Indiana Jones Battle Pass page is unlocked, Fortnite players can start completing challenges to unlock the Harrison Ford skin and associated cosmetics.

Indiana Jones skin in Fortnite chapter 3

Fortnite 21.20 map changes

The Fortnite Competitive Twitter account has confirmed that the Tumbledown Temple landmark will undergo “significant changes” with the 21.20 update.

While some expect the temple to get an Indiana Jones-themed makeover, it’s also possible that the Reality Tree will infect the area, giving the POI a different theme each match.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenges

Epic Games added the Island Hopper Creative Quests as part of the No Sweat Summer event and suggested that more challenges are still to come.

At the end of the Island Hopper blog post, Epic teased: “Want more summer vibes? No sweat, more summer is coming. Stay tuned for more.”

The Island Hopper Quests are only live until July 6, so it sounds like there will be even more challenges to complete after they conclude.

Peely in Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Fortnite 21.20 update bug fixes

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite Community Issues, we can see the major bug fixes that are set to arrive in the 21.20 update.

  • Battle Royale: Sapling Icon can be misplaced on the Map/Minimap
    • Players may see their Sapling Icon out in the ocean or otherwise off of the actual map and not anywhere near where they had planted it.
  • Creative: Tracker Device
    • We’re aware of an issue that is causing the tracker device to not update correctly for teams when multiple teams are able to use it.

For more Fortnite Season 3, be sure to check out everything we know about the potential Juice WRLD and Dead by Daylight collabs.

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