Where are the IO guards in Fortnite season 8?

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Fortnite Season 8 is finally here and it comes with an abundance of new content.

From new weapons, to new Mythic skins, to the Season 8 Battle Pass, the Carnage crossover event, and more.

Of course, the new battle pass means we're starting from scratch, but luckily there are also plenty of challenges and quests that will reward you with plenty of XP to start working through the levels.

IO Heist questline challenges and rewards

One of the very first quests in Fortnite Chapter 8 Season 2 is the IO Heist questline, given to you by Charlotte. She'll ask you to help her ransack the remaining Season 8 IO structures, and if you accept the tasks, you can earn up to 80 XP, a pretty decent sum to help start your battle through the pass. battle and unlock starting skins.

Talk to Charlotte to trigger the questline. (Photo: Epic Games, screenshot via Eurogamer)

To start the IO Heist questline in Fortnite Season 8, all you have to do is talk to Charlotte while playing a Fortnite match. You can find her in Pleasant Park near the swings.

When you engage her in conversation, she will explain the quest to you. To start the questline, simply select the exclamation mark.

Once activated, you'll get a series of rather easy quests and net you some nice XP.

Here are all the challenges for the IO Heist questline:

Challenge Reward
Collect Assault Rifle and Grenade 12 XP
Reach maximum shields (1) 14 XP
Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (1) 16 XP
Eliminate IO guards (2) 18 XP
Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (1) 20 XP

Most of these challenges are pretty easy and straightforward, but one of the most troublesome for players is taking down IO guards, as they don't know where to find them.

IO Guard Locations in Fortnite Season 8

If you can't find the IO guards, the map below will help you.

Finding them is pretty easy, just visit any of the IO Outposts or IO Convoys on the new Season 8 map and IO Guards will be there.

Consult the map to see the 5 locations:

Red circles indicate locations of IO Outposts/IO Convoys. (Photo: Epic Games)

For the "Eliminate the IO Guards" challenge, you don't need to wander around much, as you'll find them right next to the Pleasant Park POI, where you started the questline by speaking with Charlotte.

The only thing you have to worry about is the fact that this is a live match with other players, which means if someone was faster than you and visited those places before you and killed the IO guards, then you won't be able to do it and you have to try it in the next game.

Luckily, all your progress through the challenges will be saved, so you don't have to start them over, you can kill the guards immediately!

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