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How To Throw a Lightsaber in Fortnite – Guide

Find out here how to throw the lightsaber to damager players and structures from afar.

Star Wars comes to Fortnite occasionally and brings themed items such as E-11 Blasters and the iconic lightsaber to use. The lightsabers are mythic melee weapons that deal between 40 – 150 damage to players and structures. One of the more coveted lightsabers belongs to Darth Vader, and has one difference- it can be thrown! Find out below how to throw a lightsaber in Fortnite – guide.

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How to Find and Use the Darth Vader Lightsaber

The only lightsaber in Fortnite that can be thrown is the red lightsaber belonging to Darth Vader. To obtain this lightsaber you should defeat Darth Vader at the Imperial Docking Bay.

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Imperial Docking Bay (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

While on the Battle Bus, players will hear and see Darth Vader’s ship fly by. When it has landed, a blue marker briefly appear to show its location. Landing nearby is the best option, that way you can load up and ensure you have full shields before attempting to defeat Vader and his Stormtroopers.

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Follow the blue marker (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Darth Vader will attack on sight, as will his stormtroopers, so be ready and try to get the first shots in before he attacks. Vader will use the Force to jump towards you, or pull you towards him which is a good moment to use a short range weapon.

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Once he is defeated he will drop his saber for you to pick up and keep in your inventory. You can use the lightsaber like any other, swing to hit opponents or structures, and block shots or perform a dodge roll. Each hit does different damage: 45, 45, 25, 25, 25, then an overhead slam for 150.

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Defeat Darth Vader in Fortnite (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Darth Vader’s lightsaber can also be thrown by pressing the fire button while blocking. This creates a slow projectile with the lightsaber which can damage both structures and players. It deal 100 damage when thrown, so it could break a weak wall for 50 and then deal 50 damage to the player inside the structure if hit.

That is all you need to know about throwing a lightsaber in Fortnite. Next up, why not check out how to complete Skywalker Week quests? Good luck.

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Rowan has been creating content for Touch Tap Play since 2021. When she’s not writing game guides, Rowan can be found trying out new mobile games, laughing during horror movies, or wandering in the Devon countryside with her dog. She has a love/hate relationship with Dead By Daylight, and a healthy obsession with Fortnite.

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