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Henchmen

IO Guards are hostile AI in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 5 and reappeared in Chapter 2: Season 7, Chapter 2: Season 8, Chapter 3: Season 1 and Chapter 3: Season 2.

Description

IO Guards are hostile Henchmen which normally spawn at IO-related locations. They will attack the player on sight after a brief period of time, and are alerted immediately if the player is spotted by a Sentry Camera, Gunnar or Doctor Slone. All IO guards will be eliminated once all in the area are knocked, and they will attempt to revive each other if they remain alive. Players can shake down an IO Guard to reveal other Guards in the area.

IO Guards have 250 total HP, with 100 Health and 150 Shield, plus 100 Health whilst knocked.

Spawn Locations

Loot

IO Guards drop the following items when eliminated. They also drop a Healing Item and respective ammo with the weapon they drop.

Item Icon Rarity
Stinger SMG
Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Striker Pump Shotgun
Striker Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Bars
Bars (Large) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Common
Data Card
IO Field Team Access Card - Object - Fortnite.png
Quest Item

Item Icon Rarity
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common
Rail Gun
Rail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Bars
Bars (Large) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Common

Item Icon Rarity
Pistol
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon
Pulse Rifle
Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Rail Gun
Rail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Bars
Bars (Large) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Common

Item Icon Rarity
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Tactical Assault Rifle (Rare Chance)
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Tactical Assault Rifle (Rare Chance)
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Legendary
Bars
Bars (Large) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Common

Music

History

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: IO Guards are removed, along with the Elevators they spawned from.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

Chapter 3: Season 3

Lore

Maybe "they" pluck skilled combatants from The Loop to use as security?
Batman

IO Guards are an army of troops trained by Imagined Order to guard their bases. They are picked from skilled combatants from The Loop, whether a Snapshot or the real person. They are mostly stationed in The Bridge, and work under the command of Doctor Slone.

Suit Abilities

  • Immune to The Loop
    • Their air tight suit protect them from the the Loop's memory resets.

Timeline

Chapter 2: Season 5

The IO Guards are first seen running around aimlessly at The Bridge, after The Devourer of Worlds Event. They arrive at Apollo by Elevators that rise from The Bridge, and attack anyone on sight.

Chapter 2: Season 6

IO evacuates The Bridge but leave IO Guards as security, and they fight against Batman and his team of escaped Loopers. The guards fail, and Batman reaches to The Zero Point.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Doctor Slone and a group of IO Guards try to prevent the destruction of The Spire, but fail. IO Guards set up Camps around Abduction Sites and guard the Satellite Stations.

Chapter 2: Season 8

Slone and a pair of IO Guards create a Convoy and reach to the IO Staging Facility. During The End, The Foundation infiltrates The Bridge and saves Agent Jones from his cell, while groups of IO Guards try to stop them. Foundation uses his Railgun to Rift the IO Guards to different Realities, and throws a guard into The Zero Point.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • IO Guards, alongside IO Patrols protect the IO's location. The IO use guards as disposable troops and kill them off while destroying their Outposts on purpose to cut their losses.

Chapter 3: Season 3

  • Only one IO Guard is left on the island and he calls himself "Guard".

Voice

Current Voices

Idle 1
2
3
4
5
Suspicious 1
2
3
4
5
Suspicious Ignore 1
2
3
4
5
Full Alert 1
2
3
4
5
Full Alert Idle 1
2
3
4
5
Lost Target 1
2
3
4
5
Knocked 1
2
3
4

Old Voices

Knocked 1
2
3
4
Full Alert 1
2
3
4
5
6
Lost Target 1
2
3
4
5
Idle 1
2
3
4
5
Interrogation 1
2
3
4
5
Suspicious 1
2
3
4
5
6
Suspicious Ignore 1
2
3
4
5
6
7

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