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Fortnite Alien Devices - where to collect them and activate the Countermeasure Device

Fortnite Alien Devices and Countermeasure Device locations
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Fortnite Alien Devices are needed to strike back at the extraterrestrial invaders, by using them to activate the Countermeasure Device underneath Corny Complex. It's not yet clear exactly what this machinery hidden in a subterranean base actually does, but it's undoubtedly an important step towards reclaiming control of the Fortnite island as we draw nearer to the endgame for the current season. We don't often see quests with several steps to complete in one go, so make sure you're prepared with our guide to all of the Fortnite Alien Devices locations and how to activate the Countermeasure Device underneath Corny Complex once you have them.

Fortnite Alien Devices locations

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To get started on this quest you need to collect three Fortnite Alien Devices, which look like floating purple balls and can be tricky to spot as they blend into their surroundings. Handily they're all located around the outskirts of Corny Complex, as that's your ultimate destination once you've found them, and these are the specific places where you can collect the Fortnite Alien Devices:

  1. At the bottom of the purple clearing northwest of Corny Complex
  2. Near a bush in the purple clearing southwest of Corny Complex
  3. Under a tree in the purple clearing south of Corny Complex

How to activate the Countermeasure Device in Fortnite

Fortnite Alien Devices and Countermeasure Device locations

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Once you've collected the three Fortnite Alien Devices, you then need to activate the Countermeasure Device underneath Corny Complex. This is below the big red barn in the middle of the farm and there are several ways to get into it, though for the purposes of this quest the easiest entry method is to use the electronic door cut into the rock face on the east side of the barn.

Fortnite Alien Devices and Countermeasure Device locations

(Image credit: Epic Games)

Go left from that entrance, then take the corridor on the left to reach the southwest room containing the Countermeasure Device, which you can interact with to complete this quest. Be wary that this underground base is guarded by Fortnite IO Guards and Doctor Slone herself, so try to dash through the area and activate the Countermeasure Device while avoiding a protracted firefight.

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Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 260 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.