Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is here, and there’s a massive new mechanic along with it

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is here, and there’s a massive new mechanic along with it. Several new map locations in the game are now swarming with henchmen: faceless goons to go alongside the secret agent theme of the season. They’re tough, too: like the First Order troopers of the Star Wars event, they can easily take you out if you don’t come prepared. They’re also the key to completing one of the more interesting challenges we’ve had in a long time: opening doors unlocked by an ID scanner. Here’s how to find them and how to open them.

You may have seen these if you’ve been around any of the new locations: The Shark, The Rig, The Grotto, The Agency and The Yacht. They’re little scanners next to doors or chests that you can activate: if you do so in your standard clothes, the scanner will turn red and refuse you. So you’ll need to employ a bit of deception.

As far as I can tell, there are two ways of doing this. The first is the safest: near each one of these free v bucks generator locations, there’s going to be some kind of small little staging area with a red phone booth. Hop into that to change into a disguise of the henchman featured in the area closest to you: it’s going to be either ghost or shadow. This will do two things: it will cause the henchmen and security measures to ignore you, and it will allow you to open those doors.

For those that want to get a little more creative with things, you can also get a henchman to help you out. Not willingly, of course: if you knock them down but don’t kill them, you can pick them up and carry them over to the door to scan them.


I’m also assuming you’ll be able to pass these if you equip a skin of the appropriate faction, but we won’t know that until we unlock Brutus’s Ghost and Shadow skins.