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IO Guards spawn at various "[[Satellite Stations|Dishes]]" throughout the map. They also spawn at [[Corny Complex]].
 
IO Guards spawn at various "[[Satellite Stations|Dishes]]" throughout the map. They also spawn at [[Corny Complex]].
 
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IO Guards spawn at various [[IO Outposts]] throughout the map. They also spawn at [[IO Convoy]] and inside [[The Sideways|Sideways Anomaly]] (stage 2 or 3)
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Disambig-icon.pngFor the article on the Outfit, please see IO Trooper

Elite commando from the Imagined Order.
— In-Game Description

IO Guards are an AIs in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 5 and spawn at Elevators at various locations across the map. They were reintroduced in Chapter 2: Season 7 and spawn at IO Satellite Stations, IO Camps and Corny Complex.

Behavior

When knocked down, IO Guards can be shaken down to locate other IO Guards in the area. IO Guards can be revived by fellow IO Guards and Doctor Slone if players leave them unattended. All IO Guards will be eliminated upon a player knocking all of them down, dropping their Weapons amongst other Items.

IO Guards have 100 Health and 150 Shield, plus the standard 100 Health when knocked.

During a standard match of Battle Royale, 3 IO Guards will spawn from an Elevator at various locations across the map. Elevators make an ambient noise before rising up and spawn IO Guards. IO Guards behave similar to Marauders, attacking players after a short period of time although they won't leave their Elevator. IO Guards will not attack other AIs. The only exception is the IO Guards in Hunter's Haven, who will attack Lexa.

When Lexa defeats an IO Guard, she will do these emotes: Springy, Boogie Down, and Disco Fever.

When knocked down, IO Guards can be shaken down to locate other IO Guards in the area. IO Guards can be revived by fellow IO Guards if players leave them unattended. All IO Guards will be eliminated upon a player knocking all of them down, dropping their weapons amongst other Items.

IO Guards have 100 Health and 250 Shield, plus the standard 100 Health when knocked.

Spawn Locations

Chapter 2: Season 5

IO Guards only spawn from Elevators. These can be found at various locations across the map listed here.

Chapter 2: Season 7

IO Guards spawn at various "Dishes" throughout the map. They also spawn at Corny Complex.

Chapter 2: Season 8

IO Guards spawn at various IO Outposts throughout the map. They also spawn at IO Convoy and inside Sideways Anomaly (stage 2 or 3)

Loot Pool

Upon eliminating an IO Guard, they will drop:

Guard Type Weapon Icon Type
Compound Pistol Pistol
Field Team Pulse Rifle
Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Weapon
Field Team Assault Assault Rifle Assault Weapon
Sniper Pistol Pistol
Sniper Rail Gun
Rail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Sniper Rifle

Upon eliminating an IO Guard, they will drop:

Name Icon Type
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Rifle
Light Bullets
Light Bullets - Ammo - Fortnite.png
Ammo
Bars
Bars (Small) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Currency

Alternate Loot

Also, there is a rare chance of them dropping better loot such as Epic and Legendary Tactical Assault Rifles or better healing items

Name Icon Type
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Rifle
Small Shield Potion
Small Shield Potion - Item- Fortnite.png
Consumable
Shield Potion
Shield Potion - Item - Fortnite.png
Consumable
Bandages
Bandages - Item - Fortnite.png
Consumable
Medkit
Medkit - Item - Fortnite.png
Consumable

Unvaulted LTM Loot Drops

In Chapter 2: Season 5, IO Guards were configured to have different Loot Drops in the Unvaulted Limited Time Mode, but still used Tactical Assault Rifles as their primary weapon.

Name Icon Type
Tactical Submachine Gun
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Submachine Gun
Tactical Submachine Gun
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Submachine Gun
Bandage Bazooka
Bandage Bazooka - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Healing Item
Light Bullets
Light Bullets - Ammo - Fortnite.png
Ammo
Bars
Bars (Small) - Currency - Fortnite.png
Currency

Sounds

Sound Description
Patrol.
Alerted.
Threatened

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

Sound Description
Patrol.
Alerted.
Threatened.

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

History

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • IO Guards are added.
  • As of Update v15.21, IO Guards no longer spawn in competitive, therefore eliminating any chance of a player having a Tactical Assault Rifle in Arena or competitive game modes.

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • IO Guards are removed, along with the elevators they spawned from.

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • IO Guards are re-added, though the elevators are not. They now spawn at various Satellite Stations throughout the map, which all appear to be Imagined Order installations.
  • June 10th hotfix has reduced the amount of guards that can spawn in an area. The spawn rate has been decreased from 21 to 14 I.O. guards.
  • August 7th: IO Guards no longer spawn at Satellite Stations. They now only spawn in Coral Castle, Sludgy Swamp, and Corny Complex.

Lore

These guards moved like a trained unit. How could he have escaped The Loop and become one of them so quickly?
— Batman

IO Guards are an army of troops trained by Imagined Order to guard their bases. In Chapter 2: Season 5, they are sent to the Island by Elevators to prevent people from escaping The Loop. In Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point Comic Series, they act as the security of The Bridge and try to prevent Batman and his team from going further in the complex. Some of them are also bodyguards of Doctor Slone.

Strategy

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
The risk was calculated... but I'm bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


Chapter 2: Season 5

  • IO Guards can be very powerful, especially in groups considering their high health. It is often helpful to snipe one before challenging it, and to harpoon it away from the other IO Guards to deal with it on one's own.
  • They hit their shots most when the player is moving, so First Shot Accuracy is useful when fighting them

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Assault Weapons are pretty useful against them, as most of the weapons they use are semi-automatic.

Trivia

  • IO Guards first appeared in the Chapter 2: Season 5 Story Trailer, in which they were seen frantically running around The Bridge.
  • IO Guards use a very similar player model to the Sledge outfit.
  • The Outfit can be obtained on developer accounts and is called IO Trooper with the Uncommon Rarity.
    • This Outfit can also be obtained by eliminating an IO Guard as the Mystique outfit, and using her Shapeshifter Emote to temporarily transform into one.
  • IO Guards are not a guaranteed spawn, as they can either not deploy at all from the location, or the Elevator will be replaced by a variety of different objects. The latter is very rare however.
  • In the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point Issue 5, they are also seen using a bigger variety of weapons like Tactical Shotguns, Assault Rifles and Submachine Guns.
    • It it is also revealed that some IO guards are snapshots of Agent Jones who have been trained to be a security team for IO.

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