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Fortnite spy probes: where to place them and trick the mothership

Fortnite spy probes
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We've got all the Fortnite probe location for the week 9 quest if you need to find them and fool the mothership. This mission from Slone requires you to visit three locations from a possible eight to place probes that will be take up by the alien ship above and help her analysze the alien abduction tech. These small devices are quite small though, and the blue outlines indicating where they should be placed can be easily missed as you run around. Because of that we've marked them all clearly out on a map so you can reach and place them easily. So get ready to may ET pay as we show you where to find and place Fortnite alien probes. 

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Fortnite alien probe locations

Fortnite spy probes

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There are eight Fortnite alien probe locations on the map, and all of them are quite closely clustered together. You need to place three to complete the quest which makes the first three on the map the best place to aim for, as you can get them all taken care of in barely minutes. 

When you get to any of the areas marked on the map you're looking for a small blue instrument on a pole, like this: 

Fortnite spy probes

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Interact with the prompt when you get close and the probe will be taken up into the mothership. Because the Fortnite probes are quite small and easy to miss, here's all eight areas in more detail: 

1. Pizza Pete's Food truck east of Flushed Factory

Fortnite spy probes

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2. Apres Ski

Fortnite spy probes

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3. Gas Station south of Apres Ski

Fortnite spy probes

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4. Dam / Hydo 16

Fortnite spy probes

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5. Defiant Dish

Fortnite spy probes

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6. Weeping Woods, south east stones

Fortnite spy probes

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7. Flopper Pond, north west of Weeping Wood

Fortnite spy probes

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8. South of Holly Hatchery

Fortnite spy probes

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Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine UK.