Where to find Lightsabers in Fortnite & how to block shots using one

A Fortnite player holding a Star Wars LightsaberEpic Games

Lightsabers have returned for the Find the Force event in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2! If you’re wondering where to find one or how to block shots using a Lightsaber, we’ve got all the details you need.

Whether you’re a Star Wars superfan or you’ve never watched a single one of the blockbuster sci-fi movies, everyone loves a Lightsaber. There’s just something cool about the look, the sounds, and the feel of them.

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So naturally, the idea of them being added back into Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is a pretty exciting one. The latest collaboration brings the era of the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance to Fortnite with Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Darth Maul, and Clone Troopers arriving in the game.

However, if you’re looking to wield a Lightsaber to show your force, we’ve got all the information you need to find them below.


A Lightsaber location in Fortnite Chapter 3Epic Games
This is what Lightsabers used to look like as floor loot in Fortnite.

Where to find Lightsabers in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2

The only way to get a Lightsaber in Fortnite right now is to find a Star Wars character on the map and speak to them. When you do this, you’ll enter a Rift Gate and be given a Lightsaber as well as some pretty cool Force abilities to try out.

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In previous Star Wars crossovers, it was possible to find Lightsabers as floor loot, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case this time around. Of course, you can also get a Lightsaber by eliminating another player who has one and then taking it for yourself.

How to use a Lightsaber in Fortnite

Lightsabers are a melee weapon in Fortnite, which means you need to get up close and personal with your opponents to deal any damage – so we’d recommend always having a gun as a backup option.

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You can use the ‘shoot’ button (R2 on PS5) to swing the Lightsaber, stringing hits together for a combo, or use the ‘aim’ button (L2 on PS5) to block incoming attacks, whether that’s melee damage or bullets.

If you got a Lightsaber by entering a Rift Gate, you’ll also be able to use the Force to pull, push, or throw depending on which character you spoke to.

Lightsabers in Fortnite Chapter 3

How to block shots using a Lightsaber in Fortnite

In order to block hits using a Lightsaber, you’ll simply need to use the ‘aim’ button on your controller or keyboard when an opponent is attacking you. The Lightsaber can block both bullets and melee attacks.

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Some quests require you to ‘block shots using a Lightsaber’, which can be a bit tricky, but as long as you get the timing right you’ll complete it in no time.

Which Star Wars Lightsabers are available in Fortnite?

There are three Lightsabers available in Fortnite: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s green Jedi Padawan Lightsaber, Anakin Skywalker’s blue Jedi Padawan Lightsaber, and Darth Maul’s red Sith Apprentice Lightsaber.

You’ll get each Lightsaber after speaking to the character that owns them on the map. So if you want to head to the dark side with a red Sith Apprentice Lightsaber, you’ll need to speak to Darth Maul.

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That’s everything you need to know about Lightsabers in Fortnite! For more guides, check out the articles below:

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