Darth Vader was apparently sick and tired of being trapped in Fortnite’s Battle Pass and is now waging war on all players. In a new battle royale game update, the Sith Lord is unleashed and he won’t hesitate to take you down, but if you can take him out first, you’ll get his lightsaber as a reward.
Vader spawns in random locations each match but is easy to locate since he arrives on the island at the same time as the players. When you’re on the Battle Bus, look for an Imperial Shuttle. It will enter the airspace just above the clouds and quickly descend to a point on the map. The shuttle is highlighted with a blue glow for a few seconds after settling on the surface.
Vader is one of the toughest bosses in the game and it will take some serious firepower to take him down. He is also flanked by two stormtroopers. He uses the Force in various ways to disturb you and can block your shots. Your best bet is to attack it from afar with a sniper rifle or approach in a group.
His lightsaber is a game changer. You can also block shots with it, and it can also be thrown a decent distance to deal some serious damage. Of course, you can swing it wide for melee strikes. We don’t know how long Vader will be around or how he influences the story, but it’s great to see him on the island dishing out punishment. Here’s hoping more Star Wars integrations are coming soon!