It’s time once again for another set of Fortnite challenges, this time for season 7, week 9. The new challenges are all over the place in terms of complexity, though you shouldn’t have too many difficulties getting through them as long as you’re familiar with the new features for this season. One challenge that might cause trouble is for driving an IO vehicle with off-road tires. The act of completing the challenge isn’t tough, but actually finding the required materials can be tricky if you don’t know where to go.
In this guide, we’ll show you everything there is to know about completing the latest challenge. Here’s how to drive an IO vehicle with off-road tires in Fortnite.
Where to find IO vehicles
IO vehicles are found at satellite stations around the map. These are somewhat like fortresses that are home to IO guards, deadly NPCs who will attack you on sight. The map above (thanks, Fortnite.gg) shows all the locations of the satellite stations. In general, we advise you to visit whichever one is farthest away from the path of the Battle Bus. That way, you’re less likely to run into enemy players. It’s hard enough to deal with the IO guards at each station, so try to avoid other players if possible.
Once you arrive, you’ll want to look for a garage that houses an IO vehicle. The vehicles are black and often parked inside, but we have seen them spawn outside as well. As you search for the vehicles, also be on the lookout for gear like weapons and shields so you’re prepared if an IO guard comes after you.
How to equip them with off-road tires
The garages (as pictured above) often have a shelf full of tires. Smash the shelf with your pickax and then pick up the item that drops. This will allow you to throw the tire onto the vehicle, which will convert it to an off-road car needed to complete the challenge. If you can’t find them in the garage where the vehicle spawned, look for another garage. There is typically more than one at each base.
From here, drive the vehicle around the map. To complete the challenge, you must drive 1,000 meters in the off-road IO vehicle, which shouldn’t be tough as long as you stay away from enemies. It’s a good idea to avoid high-traffic areas while aiming to complete this challenge. And if for some reason you do get taken out before you reach 1,000 meters traveled, your progress carries over from match to match, so you can easily try again.