Are Lightsabers Coming Back To Fortnite?

People, hold on to your X-Wing's control stick, because you are bound to have a hyperspace journey back to Fortnite! Yes, you heard right. There's a rumor of Star Wars content being right around the corner.
Rey Fortnite Lightsabers
Looks like Rey is going to be able to wield her lightsaber once again! | © Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 has just kicked off and after having adjusted to the new reality of a no-building Battle Royale, we're being hit with yet another sensation. All signs are pointing towards a return of Star Wars to Fortnite!

Even before the start of the new season, there have been rumors about it being completely Star Wars-themed. Well, this turned out not to be the case, but there's seemingly at least been some truth to that.

Although most of this season's theme has been built around the fight between the Imagined Order and the resistance supported by none other than Doctor Strange, lightsabers seem to be joining the fight between these factions pretty soon!

Will Lightsabers Return To Fortnite?

Well, a big "Thank You" to our hard-working Fortnite dataminers once again! This massive leak has been courtesy of LunakisLeaks on Twitter. This leaker not only showed us code lines or screenshots of the returning lightsabers but even some actual gameplay! Take a look right here:

If that doesn't hype you up, you're probably no Star Wars fan at all. That's alright, but I feel like a lot of people are going to rejoice seeing all those different colored lightsabers back in their favorite game. Hopefully we'll find out even more until they will be added into the game.

Which Items Are Going to Be Added into Fortnite?

As of now we only know about lightsabers coming back. These are the ones that will definitely be available:

  • Kylo Ren's Lightsaber (red)
  • Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber (green)
  • Rey's Lightsaber (blue)
  • Mace Windu's Lightsaber (purple)

But let's be real here folks: We all know Epic way too much, do you really think, that Lightsabers will be the only things from Star Wars returning into the game? All Star Wars skins and items were hugely popular – from the movies to The Mandalorian and the latest The Book of Boba Fett features.

Therefore, you and me can hope for a return of more Star Wars content, even if it's just going to be re-releases. I feel like my wallet is going to suffer enough, even without new skins coming from a galaxy far, far away.

When Are The Lightsabers Going To Return To Fortnite?

The biggest question of them all – when are they coming back? Well, we don't have an exact date for that yet, but it's going to be in Chapter 3 Season 2 for sure. Given that this season is running all the way into June, there might be the perfect date for Star Wars to make a return to the game. Star Wars Day is coming up on May 4, 2022, which is neatly sitting right in the middle of the season.

So, will this be the date we all should mark on our calendars? Seems quite likely, but let's not get too ahead of ourselves. As Jedi-Master Yoda once said: "Patience you must have my young padawan."

Hopefully Epic Games will have put some work in to balance out the lightsabers. As fun and spectacular as they have been – blocking almost every bullet with them was a bit overpowered, wasn't it? So, we'll be keen on finding out more about Star Wars content coming back, and we'll definitely keep you up-to-date!