Best loadouts to use in the Fortnite x Star Wars update

From the Wookie Bowcaster to the Waterbending Mythic, here are some of the best weapons in the game.

Fortnite Battle Royale's Chapter 5 Season 2 has been nothing short of a surprise—and the addition of a Star Wars collab has re-introduced some old weapons like E-11 Blasters. Combined with some of the previously existing weapons, here are a few essential weapons you need to keep in your loadout to turn the tides of battle in Fortnite Battle Royale's Chapter 5 Season 2.

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Best weapons to use in the Fortnite x Star Wars collab

Below is a list of the best weapons to use in the Fortnite x Star Wars update. Naturally, you'll get more use of them is you use them synergistically, so here are some tips.

For close-range combat, Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun and E-11 Blasters work very well. You can even have an SMG of your choice, but considering the meta right now, sticking to these two weapons should serve you better.

For medium to long-range battles, you want to switch between the Waterbending Mythic and the Wookie Bowcaster. If you only fire one and completely rely on it, chances are that it'll run out of shots and you might end up switching to a new weapon anyway. So, after every few hits, switch between the two mythics and annihilate anyone who gets in your way. Even if it's Darth Vader with his deadly lightsaber!

E-11 Blasters

Right off the bat, keep in mind that even though E-11 Blasters have a humorous brand of 'missing shots', they are quite useful in the game. Since they don't take time to reload, they're great for constant pressure. You may be wondering what's the fastest way to obtain one; the answer lies at the topmost corner of the map.

Darth Vader and E-11 Blaster locations in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2
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Once you're at Darth Vader's location (marked in the map above), you can find E-11 Blasters by either defeating stormtroopers or opening the chests in this location.

Wookie Bowcaster

  • A Wookiee Bowcaster in Fortnite
  • All Chewbacca locations in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

Next, you'll want the Wookie Bowcaster which will be given to you by Star Wars' very own Chewbacca, who is loved by millions of fans. His Bowcaster allows for close to medium-range shots that have a devastating damage potential. You can find him on the island at one of these locations.

While it may be tempting, we recommend you avoid using Darth Vader's lightsaber as your primary weapon. The weapon simply isn't as strong as it used to be and there are better options in the game right now.

Waterbending Mythic

Finally, you want to keep the Waterbending Mythic as part of your arsenal. This item was recently added to the game thanks to the Avatar the Last Airbender update. It lets you fire versatile shots and deals damage to opponents even at long range. This is part of the random drop pool, so players can find it by opening chests or defeating opponents.

Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun

Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun and character from Fortnite
Image via Epic Games

These three weapons should serve you well, but there's another weapon you might find highly useful... if you're up for a little challenge! Try to obtain the Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun. This is an extremely powerful short-range weapon with a 164.9 damage potential and 1.7 fire rate. It can be acquired by defeating Cerberus at Grim Gate on Fortnite's map.

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