You don’t have to be a Jedi Master to defeat Darth Vader, well, at least not in Fortnite. However, it is a herculean task to defeat him in the game. The Sith Lord joins the ranks of the most powerful Mythic bosses in Fortnite and, without a doubt, he deserves the top spot. His superpowers make him worthy of the title of Darth.
The latest v21.10 Fortnite update brought Darth Vader to the island, and he’s been the looper’s bane ever since. Though it seems sensible to stay away from the Sith Lord, his coveted lightsaber has an overpowered charm that can persuade any looper to engage him in epic battle.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 offers a dedicated set of Vibin challenges that can be completed for XP and other rewards. One of these challenges requires loops to defeat Darth Vader. There is no way to avoid it. However, loopers can employ a few tricks to get that XP.
Jedi tricks to defeat Darth Vader in Fortnite
The first step in defeating Darth Vader begins immediately when the game begins. Loopers will need to locate Vader’s ship while aboard the Battle Bus. Since there are five different landing spots on the map, it becomes essential to track down Vader’s ship as the Battle Bus passes by. To help the Loopers locate Vader’s landing site, a blue beacon lights up to indicate Vader’s landing.
When locating the ship, the loopers should land nearby, preferably in a populated area with good loot. After acquiring substantial weapons, they must proceed towards Darth Vader’s location. Players should note that Vader has two Stormtrooper bodyguards. They must first eliminate the Stormtroopers.
Once the loopers attack the bodyguards, he alerts the Sith Lord and goes on the defensive. Stormtroopers are easy to take down, but their boss is not. Here comes the crucial part that can dictate the outcome of the match.
If a looper wants to, they can shoot Darth Vader once and then escape the area. If someone else kills it, the looper will get the kill and be awarded the XP. This trick is easy, but it’s not a quick way to get rid of it. Also, it doesn’t guarantee that others will be able to defeat Darth Vader.
Another trick is to follow the steps mentioned above but in multiplayer mode. One person in the squad can play bait and lure Vader out, while others can take turns shooting him. This way, the responsibility for defeating him doesn’t fall on a single looper, while everyone in the squad can get the reward for defeating him.
Each squad member must shoot Vader to gain XP. Loopers don’t have to squad up, they can do this trick even in a duos or trios match. Since Darth Vader is an overpowered boss, it makes sense to team up to take him down. Instead of a fellow Fortnite player to team up with, loopers can use the newly introduced player tag option to form a party.
While teaming up is the fastest way, there are certain tricks loopers can use to take down the Sith Lord. Loopers in single mode can get a boom sniper and shoot Vader from a distance. Another option is to attach a Cow Catcher to the vehicle and ram Darth Vader. The latter option provides an additional layer of security for loopers.
Lone loopers can easily take down Stormtroopers and pick up an E-11 Blaster rifle. Players can also find the weapon in the Star Wars chest. The E-11 Blaster rifle uses energy ammo and has an unlimited supply. The weapon, however, requires a cooldown period.
Though Darth Vader is formidable, at the end of the day, he’s just a bot and he’s prone to defeat. Any tough looper can beat it. He may take more than one try, but he can be defeated.