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Where to Find Recon Scanner in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8

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Players will need to find a Recon Scanner in order to complete a new quest in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8.

This season of Fortnite has added a new NPC to the island - Wrath. Originally appearing as a skin in Chapter 2 Season 1, Wrath has now been added to the game as an NPC, bringing some new quests along with him. Wrath can be found in Strengthy Stronghold, which is the octagonal enclosure to the east of Coral Castle. The location isn't named on the map anymore but the area is still in play.

One of Wrath's quests asks players to use a Recon Scanner to spot to other players. The Recon Scanner is an IO weapon, which can't be found in standard chests or as floor loot around the island. So, where can players find a Recon Scanner?

Where to Find Recon Scanner in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8

Recon Scanners, being an IO weapon, can now only be found in IO Chests. These can most commonly be found in the IO bases around the map. Here are the locations where players should find an IO Chest:

  • At the top of the IO house at Corny Crops
  • An IO base to the north of Dirty Docks
  • Southwest of Pleasant Park
  • Between Lazy Lake and Corny Crops
  • Southwest of Misty Meadows
  • South of Holly Hedges

Additionally, players might be able to find a Recon Scanner in an IO Chest around Strengthy Stronghold so it's worth doing a sweep of the area after collecting the quest.

Note that the chests are not guaranteed to drop a Recon Scanner, so players might need to try a few chests before getting hold of one. Once found, players will need to use it to spot two enemy players. Upon completion, players will earn 12,500 XP.