The Recon Scanner may not be the best weapon in Fortnite, but it is a very useful device when you need to know the location of enemies in your immediate environment. When a projectile is fired, the Recon Scanner marks all containers and opponents for 15 seconds. You will also need it to complete some of the missions of the current season, so in this guide we will explain how to get the Recon scanner in Fortnite .
Get the Recon scanner in Fortnite
To get the recon scanner, you will need to open the IO chests found at the Imagine Order locations on the map. These chests are the long, rectangular, gray ones with the IO icon etched across the top.
However, keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will get the Fortnite Recon Scanner from every IO chest you open. However, it is one of the most common drops, so open a few and you will end up grabbing one.
Here’s a complete list of all IO Chest Drops in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8:
- Recon scanner (rare)
- Rail Gun (rare, epic, legendary)
- Automatic Sniper Rifle (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
- Shotgun (rare, epic, legendary)
- Lever Action Rifle (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
- Submachine Gun (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
- Assault Rifle (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
- Explosive Assault Rifle (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
It can also be obtained as a drop for defeating Doctor Slone, who can be found in the IO Storage Facility right next to Catty Corner. This is what was once known as Mountain Base.
That’s all you need to know about how to get the Recon scanner in Fortnite . For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki or check out our coverage of the game below.