The Lightsaber can be a menace if you don’t know how to counter it. Here are some tips on how to use and counter the Fortnite Lightsaber.

Lightsabers in Fortnite are the latest in a long list of additions that have mixed reviews from players. Some fans love them and others think they’re incredibly annoying.

One thing’s for sure: the Lightsabers have been generating some pretty amazing encounters. Players have been dropping all of their items and challenging one another to Lightsaber duels.

Let’s take a second to marvel at how far Fortnite has come. Those of us who have played since the beginning couldn’t imagine being able to use Lightsabers in a BR. As Nick Eh 30 put it, “Only in Fortnite can you be an Avenger, wearing a Batman cape, holding a Star Wars Lightsaber.”

Now, onto countering and using the lightsaber. Countering a lightsaber is relatively easy if the opponent running at you. All you have to do is line up your shotgun shot, wait for the enemy to swing, and shoot them in the head. One or two shots will kill them before they’re able to deal too much damage.

This is a solo guide that doesn’t translate that well to the other modes. In duos and squads, one player can use a Lightsaber while the other shoots. You’re going to need some teamwork to beat this strategy.

When you’re using a Lightsaber in solos, it’s best to be unpredictable. They’re relatively easy to counter on their own, so you should use it to fake-out an opponent and block their shots.

Instead of hard-pushing while swinging your Lightsaber, try rushing the opponent while blocking, build, then switch to a shotgun to finish them off. Lightsabers are excellent for breaking into someone’s box, but they can be a liability in the open field.

How do you feel about Lightsabers in Fortnite? Have you been getting kills with them or are you looking forward to them hitting the vault? Let us know in the comments.

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