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The first full content update of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is here and it’s a big one! From new items and map changes to gameplay adjustments and competitive notes, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s get into it:

Darth Vader’s Mythic Lightsaber

Following leaks last season this comes as no surprise, but Darth Vader has finally touched down on the Fortnite Island. He and an army of Stormtroopers will be landing at a specific spot each match and as you may have guessed, they’re not too friendly.

Take out this legendary character to pick up his iconic red Lightsaber. It works similarly to other Lightsabers in that you can melee attack enemies and block bullets, but you can also throw it like a boomerang.

Stormtroopers will drop the E-11 Blaster upon elimination. The Blasters can also be found in Imperial Chests at the Vader Landing Sites.

Map Changes

The Reality Tree has had a profound effect on Logjam Lumberyard. It will now switch between four different themes game to game, based on popular POIs from Chapters 1 and 2.

These are the four potential themes courtesy of @HYPEX:

  • Atlantis (Coral Castle)

  • Pirates (Lazy Lagoon)

  • Roman (Colossal Coliseum)

  • Wild West (Tilted Town, without rift zone effect)

We are expected to see more historical Fortnite landmarks appear throughout the season. The Butter Barn looks to be getting a rework in the style of Neo Tilted.

Additionally, Tilted Towers has had a slight update. A small building has cropped up in one of the destroyed spots while we wait for the community’s Block 2.0 submissions to start being displayed.

Ripsaw Launcher

The new Ripsaw Launcher appears to be available at the factory north of Logjam. When charged, it shoots a blade that slowly cuts through builds, dealing 60 damage to players and 100 to vehicles.

Balancing Adjustments

Visual Audio has been nerfed so that the indicator for footsteps, Chests, and vehicles more accurately mirrors the standard game audio. This means having it on may no longer give a competitive advantage.

The amount of fruit granted by a Reality Sapling now scales based on rarity. They will now grow 3 fruits when Uncommon or Rare, 2 when Epic, and 1 when Legendary or Mythic.


Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers will not be present in competitive playlists. Therefore, the Mythic Lightsaber and E-11 Blasters will not be available either.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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