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Fortnite brings back Star Wars Lightsabers, but only for a few days

Published: 4/May/2020 7:23

by Andrew Amos

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As part of Star Wars Day celebrations, Fortnite has re-added Lightsabers back into the battle royale, but you’ll have to be quick to take advantage of them before they disappear once again.

There’s nothing that screams Star Wars more than the Lightsaber. The iconic weapon has put villains to rest, and blood on the hands of others.

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The four-decade-old franchise has been celebrated in Fortnite before, and to celebrate Star Wars Day, it’ll be making an appearance once again.

Lightsabers were added back into Fortnite on May 3, just as the clock ticked over to May 4 in some parts of the world. The Mythic weapons come in four different styles, mimicking some of the franchise’s most popular characters:

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  • Green: Luke’s Lightsaber
  • Red: Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber
  • Blue: Rey’s Lightsaber
  • Purple: Mace Windu’s Lightsaber

On top of that, certain limited-time cosmetics have returned to the shop. The Dark Side Emote, the Starfighters, Order & Peace bundles, and more have been added for players to pick up. If you missed them the first time, now’s your chance.

 

The Lightsabers first appeared in Fortnite back in December 2019 as part of the special Rise of the Skywalker event. However, they were quickly shunned by the community for being insanely overpowered.

While they brought a bunch of nostalgia value, their ability to deflect fire and their high damage output made them hugely broken in-game. Their inclusion for a short amount of time shouldn’t do much harm though.

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There’s no better way to re-introduce them back in than on May 4. “May the fourth be with you,” or Star Wars Day, is pinned on the calendar to celebrate the 43 year old franchise. Nine films and a handful of spinoffs later, the space-opera story lives on the hearts of millions.

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However, if you want to get your hands on the fabled Lightsabers, you’ll have to be quick. The Mythic weapons will only be available in Fortnite until May 6.

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This gives players just a little over 48 hours to play around with them, so you shouldn’t have to worry about game balance for too long.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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