Fortnite has become one of the most mainstream games, and it has defeated other popular battle royales over the past few years. However, how is this game so famous after all this time? Well, one of the keys to its success is its crossovers with other franchises.
Many people see them as a meme, but Fortnite is the only game where Goku can fight the Joker. Those collaborations make the game stay alive and trendy all the time.
Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises worldwide, and players loved its crossover with Fortnite. Apart from adding special Star Wars missions to the game, you can unlock skins and fight with an actual lightsaber. When this event came out, many Fortnite streamers showed how they got the lightsabers on Twitch.
Here, you will learn the location of the Star Wars lightsabers on Fortnite and how to use them.
The Fortnite team added the most iconic items and characters from Star Wars to the game. Hence, you have three of the most characteristic lightsabers from the saga in Fortnite. They are:
- Darth Vader’s red lightsaber
- Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber
- Luke Skywalker’s green lightsaber
You can use them in the game, but you have to do different things to find them. Regardless of that, the three lightsabers have the same stats and do the same actions, so there are no differences between them apart from their color.
How to Get Lightsabers on Fortnite
Blue and Green Luke Skywalker’s Lightsabers
If you want Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers, you’ll have to look for them in the different Imperial chests across the map. Not all of them will have the lightsaber, but they are your highest chance to find them.
These are the locations of the Imperial chests:
- Southeast of Grim Gables
- West of Tilted Towers
- Southeast of Greasy Grove
- East of Greasy Grove
The chests are all black and have red stripes on their top. Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers may also appear as floor loot or inside regular chests, but they have lower chances of spawning that way. These lightsabers are mythic items, so they’ll have a yellow glow when they spawn.
Needless to say, you can also take the lightsabers by looting players who had them.
Darth Vader’s Lightsaber
You won’t find Darth Vader’s lightsaber in any chest since you need to defeat Darth Vader himself to get it. Go to the southeast area of Greasy Grove to fight him. His ship flies close to the Battle Bus and lands in the Greasy Grove woods. There will be a light shining above Darth Vader’s location when he’s available to fight.
Defeating Darth Vader is no easy task, so make sure you are ready before trying to take him down. Once you do, you will be able to loot him and use his lightsaber.
As it happens with Luke Skywalker’s items, you can also take the lightsaber from the loot of players who had it when you killed them.
How to Use Lightsabers
Using the lightsabers is not difficult at all. They work as melee weapons, and you can use them to block hits. However, you can still get hurt by some hits when you block them.
The only thing you need to do to block hits with the lightsabers is to hold L2/LT when playing on PlayStation or Xbox respectively and the right mouse button on PC; that’s the button you use to aim down guns in the game.
If you struggle to stay alive once you acquired the saber, check out our guide on How to win more in Fortnite!
It’s excellent when games create a whole event for you to get a unique item because it makes it more special when you get it. That’s the reason many people want these lightsabers. We assure you players wouldn’t be that interested in them if they could just get them automatically.
However, you don’t need to be a professional Fortnite player to get amazing lightsabers. Defeating Darth Vader is not easy, but you can still do it if you go against him with the right weapons and play well.