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Where to Find IO Guards in Fortnite Season 8

Here's where you can find IO Guards in Season 8.

by Diego Perez


Trying to find IO Guards in Fortnite Season 8? One of the new Punchcard quests for Charlotte requires players to eliminate two IO Guards, but many people are having a hard time figuring out where to go for this challenge. IO Guards are not as plentiful as they were in Season 7. They’re much harder to find this season, but they’re not impossible to locate. Here’s where to find IO Guards in Fortnite Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 IO Guards Locations

IO Guards can be found at small IO Outposts. The large IO satellite stations from last season are still there, but they seem to be mostly abandoned. IO Outposts can be found near a few named locations.


There are five IO Outposts on the island, and here’s where you can find them.

  • South of Holly Hedges
  • South of Corny Crops
  • Southwest of Misty Meadows
  • North of Dirty Docks
  • East of Pleasant Park

Each of these IO Outposts is home to a pair of IO Guards, which is just enough for Charlotte’s quest. Keep in mind that other players are also searching for IO Guards, and an Outpost could be emptied by the time you reach it. In order to guarantee your success in finding them, try dropping directly on an Outpost at the beginning of a match.


Some players have also reported luck in finding IO Guards inside the new Sideways areas. These areas are marked with an orange circle with a purple outline on the map, and you should be able to see the giant orange domes when dropping off the battle bus. Inside, you have a chance to find either Sideways monsters or a few IO Guards. IO Guards seem to be very rare in the Sideways zones, so it could take a while before you find any.

The best method to find IO Guards is to just visit the IO Outposts scattered across the map. There are multiple quests that involve IO Guards on the active Punchcards, so just return to an IO Outpost if you ever need to find any.

Fortnite is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

- This article was updated on September 13th, 2021

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