Every day at 4 p.m. CT, Fortnite’s shop is updated with new skins, emotes, and gliders to purchase, but the game layout frequently changes without warning. That happened in a minor way again today. A new circular piece of soil just beyond a hill can be found if you explore somewhat northeast of Logjam Lumberyard. When you investigate the situation, you’ll find a big driller guarded by IO guards at a location known as Mole Team: Omega. The Imagined Order (also known as IO) has returned, and it appears that they have bored through the island.
Odds are we’ll see more IO troops on the island in the days and weeks ahead, likely culminating in a new story development. There’s a chance it could tie into The Foundation unlockables countdown, which currently sits at 30 days.
If you want to check out the drilling site, make sure you bring a weapon, as IO will open fire the second they see you. Look for a tent and you’ll find a large weapon cache. A launcher awaits on the far side of the dirt pile, so you should be able to make a quick getaway after getting the rare loot.
I can’t wait to see where Epic goes with this next. We’re still waiting for tornadoes and that strange six-legged purple monster to show up, but the arrival of IO is a nice surprise that should lead to a new antagonist showing up soon.
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