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Star Wars invades Fortnite Chapter 2 – Fortnite x Star Wars event recap

Published: 14/Dec/2019 20:11 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 22:40

by Scott Robertson


After a short delay, the Fortnite x Star Wars event on December 14 finally began, and plenty of new features and content were either announced, unlocked, or leaked.

The Force is strong with the second chapter of Fortnite. Thousands of fans flooded onto the map for the special Star Wars event, and a lot of crazy stuff went down.

After log-in delays briefly pushed the event back to 2:10 pm EST, the event finally kicked off.

Lightsabers have been added

The iconic Star Wars weapon has made its expected but still highly anticipated debut. Lightsabers colored green, blue, red, and purple appeared suddenly in the hands of players, who wasted no time in slashing anything and anyone near them.

Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber, Kylo Ren’s red crossguard lightsaber, Rey’s blue lightsaber, and Luke Skywalker’s green lightsaber have all been added to the game.

Players can block and attack other players in a flurry, but the lightsaber is not a replacement for the pickaxe tool. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that you can throw them, yet.

Exclusive clip from Rise of the Skywalker

The event was centered around the exclusive clip from the upcoming Rise of the Skywalker movie, in what will be the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

In the movie clip, the trio of Finn, Rey, and Poe arrive at a First Order hanger, and dispatch a small handful of guards, before Rey uses her Force persuasion ability on two more stormtroopers.

New leaks

A couple of new things leaked during the event, including new challenges and Star Wars-themed skins.

Kylo Ren is apparently joining the game as a playable skin. He joins alongside Finn, Rey, and the red stormtrooper, who were announced and added to the game at the recent Game Awards.

New challenges were initially leaked as well, and now are confirmed in the game, under the Star Wars section.

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The new challenges have players get damage, kills, and blocks with their lightsaber, but also ask them to do damage with a “First Order blaster rifle” and also to capture TIE fighter crash sites by planting a banner.

Fortnite Insider has also reported leaks of a player skin for a new character to Star Wars, Zorii Bliss, who will make their canon debut in the new film and will be portrayed by Keri Russell. They have reported the Kylo Ren leaked skin as well.

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They’ve also reported that leaked challenges appear to confirm Millenium Falcon and Zorii’s Y-Wing glider skin.


How to get Exotic Weapons in Fortnite Season 5: All locations

Published: 3/Dec/2020 16:46 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 17:01

by Daniel Megarry


There’s plenty to get excited about in Fortnite Season 5, but right now we’re here to tell you all you need to know about the new Exotic Weapons.

After the epic Galactus battle that took place during Season 4’s Nexus War finale, Season 5 is putting the focus back on Fortnite lore, as Agent Jones brings together the world’s greatest hunters – including The Mandalorian – for a chaotic battle that will shape the future of The Island.

Season 5 has brought with it a number of new additions, including a brand new map and bounties that tie into the Mandalorian crossover. It’s also introduced a new class of weapons called Exotic Weapons, which can be found at various places across The Island.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 POI
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One of the new Exotic Weapons, the Nighthawk, can be found at Butter Barn

At the time of writing, there are five Exotic Weapons to be found in the game, although this number will likely grow in the future – and you can be sure we’ll keep you updated when it does.

They’re not as strong as Mythic Weapons, and whether they’re actually worth your time getting is up to you. But like all limited-time weapons and collectibles in Fortnite, we’re sure fans will be doing their best to find them all.

How do you find Exotic Weapons in Fortnite?

The new Exotic Weapon class guns can only be acquired by trading Gold Bars with specific NPCs that appear at various locations on The Island. Some of these can be found at more than one location.

Fortnite gold bars
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You’ll need to start saving Gold Bars if you want to buy Exotic Weapons

Not sure what Gold Bars are? We’ve got you covered in our handy guide to the new Fortnite currency. as well as our guide to completing Bounties which will reward you with more Gold Bars.

Below you’ll find the full list of new Exotic Weapons, where to find them, and who to trade with to get them:

Exotic weapons list and how to get them

  • Boom Sniper Rifle – The Boom Sniper can be acquired by trading bars with Splode near Craggy Cliffs. It deals 10 damage, 25 headshot damage, and attaches a 60 damage clinger to your opponent.
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol – The Shadow Tracker can be acquired by trading bars with Reese at Dirty Docks. It deals 29 damage, 58 headshot damage, and is completely silenced.
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle – The Storm Scout Rifle can be acquired by trading bars with Lexa at Hunter’s Haven. It deals 85 damage, 212 headshot damage, and tells you where the next storm circle is.
  • The Dub Shotgun – The Dub can be acquired by trading bars with Dummy, who can appear either west of Dirty Docks, or southeast of Stealthy Stronghold. It deals 120 damage close range, 150 headshot damage close range, and will knock you back after firing.
  • The Nighthawk Revolver – The Night Hawk is acquired by trading bars with Mancake at Butter Barn which is southeast of The Zero Point. It deals 44 damage, 88 headshot damage, and its scope is in black and white when scoping in.

Each of these weapons will set you back a whopping 1225 Gold Bars, so you better get saving if you want to try them all out.

Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapons map

If you haven’t already memorized where the above locations are on the map, Fortnite leaker Mikey has put together a handy visual guide for finding them all, which you can see below:

Fortnite Exotic Weapons map
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Fortnite leaker Mikey put together a map of the Exotic Weapon locations

As we said before, some of the NPCs that sell these weapons can spawn in various locations, so you won’t always find them where they are on this map – but it’s certainly a good place to start looking.

To get all the latest Fortnite Season 5 updates, guides, and leaks make sure you check out our dedicated Fortnite page.