How to get IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite

Hamza Khalid
IO Tech weapons Fortnite

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.

Image credits: Epic Games

About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].