How to get Darth Vader’s Lightsaber in Fortnite: Vader locations

Darth Vader and Lightsaber in Fortnite

Skywalker Week is here in Fortnite, and you can collect Darth Vader’s Lightsaber to dish out some serious pain. Here’s how you can find the villain on the map and get this done.

Epic Games keep Fortnite fresh by implementing major content drops through updates, and the 22.30 patch brought a ton of Star Wars content for players to enjoy during Skywalker Week.

You can get your hands on Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and use it to wreak havoc during the event. We’ll cover Vader’s location on the map along with how to get your hands on the weapon.

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How to get Darth Vader’s Lightsaber in Fortnite

You can obtain this Lightsaber after defeating Darth Vader in combat. This deadly melee weapon allows you to slice through your enemies and deflect attacks, making it ideal for close-range combat.

The main difference between this Lightsaber and the others is that it can also be thrown at other players by simply aiming it and pressing the ‘shoot’ button. So, it also comes in handy when battling enemies from a distance.

Where to find Darth Vader in Fortnite

Darth Vader can be found southeast of Greasy Grove on the island. When you’re on the Battle Bus, you’ll be able to spot his ship flying around the island, and you can follow it to find this location on the Fortnite map.

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Darth Vader location in Fortnite

Once the ship touches the ground, it will be visible from a distance as a glowing blue light. Just make your way toward it, and you’ll have the opportunity to battle Darth Vader for his Lightsaber.

How to defeat Darth Vader in Fortnite

We recommend landing somewhere near the ship and searching for an E-11 Blaster Rifle in Imperial Chests. This weapon will come in handy as you’ll want to keep your distance from the sith lord.

Darth Vader fighting with his Lightsaber in Fortnite

Vader himself put up quite the fight. He is able to throw his Lightsaber at you and pull you towards him by using the force. He’s also able to deflect your shots with the Lightsaber, so this will be a difficult battle. He also has Stormtroopers guarding him and we recommend taking them out first.

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The E-11 doesn’t run out of ammo, so just keep your distance and land as many shots on Vader as you can. Things will be much easier if you have another player to help you out by causing a distraction.

Having a partner will also let you complete the Skywalker Week Quest that requires you to assist another player in defeating Darth Vader, Even if someone else kills him, the challenge will be marked as complete if you damaged him first.

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