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

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Lightsabers have returned for Skywalker Week in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4! 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.

So naturally, the idea of them being added back into Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is a pretty exciting one. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of them, we’ve got all the information you need below.

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This is what a Lightsaber looks like as floor loot in Fortnite.

Where to find Lightsabers in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4

Lightsabers can be found all around the island as floor loot, so make sure you keep an eye on the ground. They’re small but glow with a golden light, which makes spotting them from a distance easier.

You can also find Lightsabers by opening Imperial Chests. These Star Wars-themed Chests can be found at Stormtrooper Checkpoints, such as the ones east of Tilted Towers and south of Grim Gables.

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’ve managed to get your hands on Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, you’ll also be able to aim and throw it at enemies before it boomerangs back to you.

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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One of the Skywalker Week Quests requires you to ‘block shots using a Lightsaber’ at least 15 times, 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 currently three Lightsabers available to find in Fortnite: Luke Skywalker’s Blue Lightsaber from A New Hope, Luke’s Green Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi, and Darth Vader’s Red Lightsaber.

You’ll find Luke’s Lightsabers at random and they have the same performance as each other. Darth Vader’s Red Lightsaber, on the other hand, can only be obtained by defeating him in a boss fight.

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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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