What is a Scanner and how to deploy it in the Vault in Fortnite?

What is a Scanner in Fortnite? As you all know, there are new vaults, protected by guards and lasers, in the new season 4 of Fortnite. A Scanner is a Quest-related device in the game that is part of the “Nolan Chance’s Snapshot” Quests. Once players have set up a Scanner in the Vault belonging to Kado Thorne, they receive 25,000 Experience Points. 

Our guide will tell you what Scanner is and where to find it. So, here we go!

How to complete Deploy a Scanner in the Vault in Fortnite

The Scanner cannot be used in normal gameplay and only can be deployed as a Quest item. Once the Quest ends, players will not be able to use the Scanner. It can be used again when there’s another Quest that involves a Scanner. When you find this Scanner in the vault, you will complete the Deploy a Scanner in the Vault Fortnite quest and will be rewarded with 25,000 XP. 

Fortnite new Scanner

There are 3 vaults in Fortnite and you can complete the mission by going to any of them. The vaults are located in Relentless Retreat, Eclipsed Estate, and Sanguine Suites. 

An easy way to break into a Vault will be by using a Rocket Ram. Look for weak points or cracks in the wall and use the Rocket Ram to break through them. An alternative method would be to silently take out the Vault cameras and go around the turrets. That said, both of these methods are viable depending on the prevalent situation.

Is there any way to scan/mark opponents in Fortnite?

Additionally, there is a way to scan/mark opponents and uncover their location in Fortnite. There are two ways to do that. The first involves hiring Scout Specialist NPCs – Nolan Chance or Bull Shark. They can reveal opponents within a certain radius and keep them marked for a short period of time.

Map search scanner

The second method to scan/mark opponents in-game is by using the Shadow Tracker. This weapon can be received from Agent Peely. Every shot fired highlights the opponent and makes it easier to spot them in-game. Although the mark is not permanent, each bullet that inflicts damage will refresh the mark’s duration.


In conclusion, scanners in Fortnite serve as essential tools for enhancing gameplay and strategic planning. Their value continues to grow, making them a valuable asset for players.