The third (yet far from the final) Fortnite downtime for Chapter 3 Season 2 has officially ended, bringing the latest version 20.30 changes into the game. Most of what you'll be dealing with today and beyond are the Fortnite Star Wars May 4th quests added to celebrate the annual homage to everything the galaxy far, far away has to offer.
Down below, we'll summarise the entire Fortnite Star Wars May 4th quests - from performing feats with a lightsaber to completing little side-missions and requests wandering Stormtroopers will have for you. You'll even get a chunk of XP just for damaging enemies with the iconic E-11 Blaster Rifle, so expect a lot of familiar Star Wars sound effects to be ringing out across the island for the next week or so.
Fortnite Star Wars May 4th Quests
The Fortnite Star Wars May 4th quests don't actually do live on May 4. Instead, they go live as soon as the 20.30 downtime ends this morning, May 3.
You should be able to find them and start completing the tasks as soon as the servers come back.
Thanks to some dataminers and leakers on Twitter, though, we already know what the challenges are, so you can begin to figure out what you need to do.
The Fortnite Star Wars May 4th Quests are:
- Survive storm phases while carrying a lightsaber (5)
- Damage opponents within 30 meters using the E-11 Blaster Rifle (1000)
- Complete a Bounty from a Stormtrooper (2)
- Drive a vehicle from Chonker's Speedway or Logjam Lumberyard to a Stormtrooper Checkpoint (1)
- Land at a Stormtrooper checkpoint then place top 25 (2)
- Block hits using a Lightsaber (10)
Tips for Completing the Challenges
While most of them are nice and easy - with Stormtroopers easy to find around the map - the weapon focused ones are a little tougher.
Before you can worry about damaging opponents with the E-11 Blaster Rifle or surviving storm circles with a lightsaber, you need to actually get them. Thankfully, we already have a good idea of how to do so.
According to @Hypex on Twitter, "The "E-11 Blaster Rifle" will be sold by some Star Wars NPC & the Lightsabers are set to be found via normal chests with a spawn rate. Also i might be wrong about this but there might be Stormtrooper NPCs that drop the Mythic E-11 Blaster when they die."
We haven't had a chance to test it ourselves, but we'll do so as soon as the servers are back live. That's much like how you got the weapons, the lightsabers specifically, in previous seasons, so the details are likely to be correct.
Once you grab the weapons, you'll be able to start on the Fortnite Star Wars May 4th Quests. It's probably smart to land at a Stormtrooper Checkpoint anyway and then look for the weapons, as it'll allow you to tick off another challenge in the meantime, provided you survive to the final 25.
If more Star Wars content and quests leak from the 20.30 update this week, we'll be sure to update you. Good luck with the challenges and may the force be with you!