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Where to Get The Recon Scanner in Fortnite Season 7

Fortnite Season 7 Alien Gun Recon Scanner
We'll show you how to get the Recon Scanner in Fortnite Season 7! | © Epic Games

Fortnite Season 7 is here and the introduction of sweet alien weapons has once again shaken things up. Today, we are looking for the Recon Scanner and rumors are that the Alien Trespasser NPCs have a higher drop rate for all IO Tech Weapons.

The Recon Scanner is essentially a grenade launcher that also reveals chests and player locations for you and your squad. It’s a rare weapon, so it can appear almost anywhere, but we suggest the best places with the best drop rates. Before we get to the Recon Scanner, however, let’s look at the other new alien guns that came out in Season 7.

All Fortniters can now enjoy a list of cool IO Tech Weapons, and these new guns have been dubbed with the unofficial title of Alien Weapons. We have already successfully located the Rail Gun and Doctor Slone’s Pulse Rifle, so you can dominate your lobbies with these new alien weapons.

But If you are looking for other IO Tech Weapons in Fortnite Season 7, check out the where to find the Kymera Ray Gun. It’s an unusual weapon with 100k rounds of rapid-fire ammo!

Now, let’s hunt down some Alien Trespassers and get a Recon Scanner!

How To Get Recon Scanner in Fortnite Season 7?

The Recon Scanner can be obtained, like any other gun, from ground loot or chests. But if you really want to get this item for your loadout, then you need to find the UFOs on the Season 7 Map and defeat the Trespasser NPCs guarding them. The UFOs spawn near roads or builds, and some locations seem to be better than others. 

Where Are The Alien UFOs in Fortnite Season 7?

Possible Spawn Locations of UFOs:

Fortnite Season 7 Alien UFOs locations
Location of known UFOs in Fortnite Season 7. | © Fortnite
  • Southwest corner of Steamy Stacks
  • Southeast of Corny Complex across the river and on the bridge
  • In the middle of Dirty Docks
  • South of Holy Hedges down the road find the UFO at a building outside Weeping Woods
  • On an island far South of Catty Corner over the snowy mountain

The UFOs are large and have bright purple crystals as lights, so they will be very hard to miss. Chances are, if you do not see it, another player has already flown away with it! However, it is still worth checking out the spawn location for some Trespasser NPCs. They might still be around for you to loot and kill in hopes of finding a Recon Scanner.

What Does the Recon Scanner in Fortnite Do?

The Recon Scanner is basically a grenade launcher with the same effect as the Flare Gun. But in addition, it also reveals chests, not just player locations.

  • Damage: 98 per shot
  • Magazine Size: 2
  • Fire Rate: 3
  • Reload Time: 3.6 seconds

Finally, the Recon Scanner also regenerates its own ammo at a rather slow rate, meaning you should never let the ammo cap. If you have two rounds, shoot one off to start the regeneration timer, so you can maximize the number of shots you will get over the course of your lobby. Your squad should try to have at least one Recon Scanner in their loadout, as this is an amazing tool and a great weapon if you manage to hit someone with the round.

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