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Fortnite: How To Defeat Darth Vader

Fighting Darth Vader but can't beat him in Fortnite? Check out this guide to learn how to defeat him.

Darth Vader is a fearsome foe even in Fortnite, and thus many players are finding it hard to defeat him. Just like in the movies or other games he has some powerful moves. Hence fighting him can be quite a challenge, not to mention you also need to look out for his stormtroopers. But once you know his moves fighting him can become quite easy. So in this guide let us check how to beat Darth Vader in Fortnite.

How to Defeat Darth Vader in Fortnite


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To defeat Darth Vader get an E-11 Blaster Rifle and spam fire at him. I suggest this weapon because it has infinite ammo. You should also shoot at its head to deal extra damage. You can find this blaster by either eliminating a stormtrooper. Or the better way to get it is by landing near Darth Vader’s ship then go around it and pick this blaster from an Imperial chest. These will be placed inside tents near his ship. Once you get the blaster, take out the Stormtroopers.

These are the moves Darth Vader uses in this fight:


  • Force Pull: Darth Vader uses force to pull you towards him and will slash at you using his lightsaber.
  • Lightsaber throw: He throws his lightsaber at you. You should run to either side to dodge it, don’t try building to block it.
  • Leap attack: Darth Vader will leap at you and strike you. This is no minor jump as he can cover quite some distance.
  • Lightsaber slashes: If you are fighting too close to him he will slash you with his lightsaber.
  • Force Push: Darth Vader launches nearby objects at the player.

Try running away when he attacks as that is the best way to dodge and avoid getting hit by him. Darth Vader has both a Shield and a health bar so defeating him on your own can take a little time and you can die easily.

Thus the best way to defeat him is to fight him in numbers. That is because while he focuses his attacks on another player you can attack and kill him.


In case someone else gets the final shot you can still claim his lightsaber. All you have to do is get to the loot first or eliminate the player trying to get the loot. If someone does manage to get the lightsaber you can still eliminate them and take it from them.

In conclusion, the two weapons that you can get as rewards after you beat Darth Vader are:

  • Mythic Lightsaber
  • Mythic E-11 Blaster Rifle


Where to Find Darth Vader

where to find darth vader in fortnite

You can find Darth Vader by looking for his ship from the battle bus. He doesn’t have a fixed location where you can fight him on the map. But there are two fixed ways to find him:

  • Either follow where his ship lands:
    • Check the above image, you can see his ship fly by the battle bus. Keep an eye out to see where it lands. Once it lands, head for that location.
  • Look for a blue light on the map from the battle bus:
    • In case you missed the ship, you can still find him on the map. Darth Vader’s ship has a noticeable blue light, that works like a beacon. Check the below image for reference. Follow this light and you can find the ship and him.

fortnite darth vader map location

That covers everything you should do to beat Darth Vader in Fortnite and how to find him. I suggest you check our Fortnite guides to get help on more such topics.