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Where to find Star Wars weapons in Fortnite and Darth Vader location

Don't underestimate his power.

You need to damage opponents with Star Wars weapons and assist in defeat Darth Vader in order to complete two Skywalker Week challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.

You'll get 20K XP for completing each Skywalker Week quest, which will help you towards unlocking skins in the current Battle Pass.

To help you get some fast XP, we've detailed where to find Star Wars weapons and Darth Vader's location in Fortnite below.

For help with other Skywalker Week quests, check out our page on how to block hits using a Lightsaber.

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Where to find Star Wars weapons in Fortnite

There are currently four Star Wars weapons in Fortnite:

  • The E-11 Blaster Rifle
  • Luke Skywalker’s green Lightsaber (from Return of the Jedi)
  • Luke Skywalker’s blue Lightsaber (from Return of the Jedi)
  • Darth Vader's Lightsaber

Luke's Lightsabers and the E-11 Blaster Rifle can both be found in Imperial Star Wars chests. You can also find them as floor loot, or in regular chests, but they are less likely to spawn this way due to the increased loot pool. As they're classified as Mythic weapons, be on the lookout for items with a yellow glow.

You can find Luke's Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles in Imperial Star Wars chests, or as floor loot.

Here's where you can find Imperial Star Wars chests:

  • Southeast of Grim Gables, on the road
  • West of Tilted Towers, on the road
  • East of Greasy Grove, on the road
  • Southeast of Greasy Grove, near the chrome

You can also purchase an E-11 Blaster Rifle for 100 Gold Bars from a Stormtrooper at the following locations:

  • Southeast of Grim Gables, on the road
  • West of Tilted Towers, on the road
  • East of Greasy Grove, on the road

Use a Lightsaber or the E-11 Blaster Rifle to damage Stormtroopers and other players to get the 2,000 damage with Star Wars weapons needed to clear this challenge for 20K XP.

To get Darth Vader's Lightsaber, however, you'll have to find him first.


Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is here and with it comes a new Battle Pass! This season has introduced EvoChrome weapons, Chrome Splash locations and the ability to phase through walls. There are also new vault locations and map changes. Darth Vader and Star War weapons, including Lightsabers make a return for Skywalker Week, and the Paradise quests are this season's storyline challenges, including destorying Chrome objects to collect Chrome anomalies. Make sure to check out how to unlock The Herald skin too! Meanwhile, learn how to get XP fast, earn the Victory Umbrella and Victory Crowns.


Fortnite Darth Vader location

Unlike the last time he made an appearance, Darth Vader is in the same location every match now.

You can find Darth Vader in the area southeast of Greasy Grove, near the chrome. His ship will fly alongside the Battle Bus at the start of a match, then take off to the Greasy Grove woods, with a light shining above his location when he lands.

Darth Vader is located southeast of Greasy Grove for Skywalker Week in Fortnite.

Be warned that Darth Vader is a tough opponent, as he can throw his Lightsaber and use the force to throw other objects at you, or bring you to him. He can also jump to your position, has a dual health bar, and can deflect your gunfire with his Lightsaber.

However, there's no Stormtroopers guarding him now, and as you only need to assist in defeating Darth Vader to clear a quest, hitting him with just one bullet or melee strike counts towards completing this challenge. As long as somebody else defeats Darth Vader before you're eliminated, that is.

We recommend landing at Darth Vader's location, quickly looting the Imperial Star Wars chests for an E-11 Blaster Rifle, hitting Vader a few times, then running away as fast as you can! Someone else is likely to come along and defeat Darth Vader, clearing the challenge for you.

If you want Darth Vader's Lightsaber, however, you'll have to stick around and pick it up as loot when he's been eliminated by you or another player.

If you would like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, visit our guides on character locations, The Herald skin, how to get XP fast, and how to tune the TV as Bytes.

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Jessica Orr

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.

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