Another year, another May 4 event that's set to bring Star Wars kicking and screaming into every pop-culture outlet you can imagine. For the biggest battle royale game around, that means the return of every Fortnite Star Wars weapon we've seen thus far - as well as a few new ones.
Down below, we're going to meticulously go over which Fortnite Star Wars weapons you can expect to loot and equip throughout the lengthy celebration. They won't be going away as soon as we move into May 5, so you'll have plenty of time to live out your fantasies of the galaxy far, far away.
For more on Fortnite, we've already collected the Fortnite Star Wars May 4th quests for you to race through from some easy Battle Pass experience. On top of that, check out a few Star Wars goodies from earlier in the year. The Fortnite Book of Boba Fett collaboration was a fun time.
All Star Wars Weapons in Fortnite - Confirmed Fortnite May 4th Weapon List
- Obi-Wan's Lightsaber
- Luke's Lightsaber
- Mace Windu's Lightsaber
- E-11 Blaster Rifle
Right now, there are only two confirmed Star Wars weapons for the Fortnite May 4th celebration event: a lightsaber, and the E-11 Blaster Rifle.
There's a chance Han Solo's pistol could show up yet, but these are the only two featured in the current questline, suggesting they're the only two present right now. Let's go over how to get them.
Where Do I Find a Lightsaber in Fortnite? - Where to Find Lightsabers in Fortnite
The Fortnite May 4th event brings a variety of lightsabers back into the game - but only for a limited time. This is because the Fortnite lightsabers aren't just a pickaxe skin you buy from the store with your precious V-Bucks. Instead, they're full-fledged melee weapons you'll find scattered around the map in a standard match.
They come with a combo that deals around 40 damage per swing (easily enough to defeat a fully-shielded opponent if you get the full combo off), as well as ripping through buildings, trees, and just about anything else like butter.
Finding them, though, is no exact science. Right now, Fortnite lightsabers appear to just be dotted around the map like any other piece of equipment.
We found Luke's lightsaber in a house, Mace Windu's in a crater, and Obi-Wan's on the body of a defeated player - so who knows where they found that one. All three were found in a single match, so you clearly won't have any trouble tracking one down on your travels.
There's just seemingly no exact place. They weren't in treasure chests, but we can't confirm nor deny if they're even in there just yet.
Where Is the E-11 Blaster Rifle in Fortnite?
On the other end of the Fortnite May 4th celebration information is the coveted E-11 Blaster Rifle.
This iconic weapon can be found in two different ways - either bought from a Stormtrooper for 100 Gold Bars, or found around the island like any other weapon. We found one on a random rooftop.
Paired with a bought duplicate, it was possible to dodge the overheat mechanic you run into when firing this unlimited-ammo weapon for too long by simply switching out to another.
Where Are Stormtroopers in Fortnite? - Fortnite Stormtrooper Locations
You'll find Fortnite Stormtroopers in three different places right now. These Stormtrooper checkpoints tend to have two guards wandering around. As they're each equipped with Mythic E-11 Blaster Rifles, you'll want ot avoid accidentally running them over with your car, tank, or battle bus - they'll likely deal a lot of damage if you anger them.
Just look at the map above. We've marked the three Stormtrooper Checkpoints on there for you to check out. As a word of warning, though, head for the one further away from the battle bus. They're popular locations, and getting into a fight around there is going to be a question of who manages to buy an E-11 Blaster Rifle first.
We'll have more on the Fortnite Star Wars event soon enough. For now, though why not consider trying out the new Fortnite gyro controls added to the PC and PlayStation versions recently? In some situations, they're much faster than a traditional thumbstick aiming.