Lightsabers to Make a Return to Fortnite in Chapter 3: Season 2, According to Leaks

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Star Wars lightsabers could be set to make a return in Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 2 if these latest leaks are anything to be believed.

Fortnite has seen a number of Star Wars crossovers in recent times, from Stormtrooper AIs to Boba Fett cosmetics. Star Wars fans have found a second home in the Fortnite universe. One popular feature, which debuted back in Chapter 2: Season 1, is lightsabers.

Added as part of the Live at Risky collaboration event back in 2019, lightsabers act as a melee weapon which will deal damage to anyone close enough to get caught in their swing. The lightsaber swings twice, does a spin attack for less damage three times, and then slams to deal the most damage. They can also be used to block damage for roughly 30 shots.

Lightsabers have only been included sporadically, being vaulted after the Chapter 2: Season 1 event was over then briefly unvaulted again in Chapter 2: Season 2. Since then, the lightsabers have been nowhere to be found. But it looks like that could be set to change.

New Leaks Suggest Lightsabers Could Return to Fortnite in Chapter 3: Season 2

According to Fortnite dataminer LunakisLeaks, the four lightsabers from Chapter 2: Season 1 are set to be added back into the game though its unclear exactly when. The leaker took to Twitter to show off some of the gameplay from the lightsabers in Chapter 3: Season 2.

The four lightsabers that players can supposedly look forward to returning are:

  • Kylo Ren's Lightsaber
  • Rey's Lightsaber
  • Luke's Lightsaber
  • Mace Windu's Lightsaber

All of the above weapons have the same damage stats, with the only variation being the weapon's appearance.

The leak didn't clarify when the weapons will be making their return, only that it's set to happen this season. It's possible that the weapons could be unvaulted in time for Star Wars Day on May 4. If so, it's likely we'll see some official confirmation revealed closer to the date.