The new Star Wars x Fortnite collaboration finds Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia unleashing the force on the map!
An all-new Star Wars x Fortnite collaboration has unleashed the Force!
As part of the new Battle Royale v22.30 update, Star Wars icons Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia have joined the fight against the dark side…of Chrome! And in what may well be the best collaboration to date, Skywalker Week promises to unleash the force like never before. Not only have the original trilogy legends been added to the game, but Darth Vader has returned to menace players! and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Lightsabers have dropped across the map for players to use. Plus, there’s Millennium Falcon back bling included to tempt you and a reversal Speeder Bike emote! You heard right! So, strap yourself in and join us as we unpack this camtono of awesomeness. Fortnite style.
During Skywalker Week, take up Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers from A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, drop his X-34 Landspeeder on opponents, and once again shoot with the Stormtroopers’ signature weapon. Also, pick up the Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo Outfits in the Item Shop starting now!
WIELD LIGHTSABERS AND MORE IN SKYWALKER WEEK
Skywalker Week runs until November 8, 2022, at 9 AM ET. Complete special Quests for XP as you use the Star Wars items available during this time:
LUKE’S BLUE LIGHTSABER (ANH) AND LUKE’S GREEN LIGHTSABER (ROTJ)
Open Imperial Chests and inside you’ll find Luke’s Blue Lightsaber from A New Hope and Luke’s Green Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi! These lightsabers can also be found from the ground and regular Chests.
UNVAULTED DARTH VADER’S LIGHTSABER
Darth Vader has begun another campaign for the Island. Like with his last visit, defeat him to collect his dropped lightsaber! In addition to swinging it, use Darth Vader’s Lightsaber to block incoming fire and throw it boomerang-style at enemies.
UNVAULTED E-11 BLASTER RIFLE
Stormtroopers are back on the Island too. As with this year’s May the 4th celebration, exchange Bars for one of their E-11 Blaster Rifles! You can also find E-11 Blaster Rifles from the ground, Imperial Chests, and regular Chests.
ONCE AGAIN…UNVAULTED… JUNK RIFT?
The Junk Rift is unvaulted for Skywalker Week. But what’s the Junk Rift got to do with Star Wars? This week, there’s a chance it can drop Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder! Find Junk Rifts from the ground, Imperial Chests, and regular Chests.
THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY SET GROWS
It’s no longer just the Imperial Stormtrooper in the Original Trilogy Set. The following Original Trilogy Outfits and accessories are now available in the Item Shop:
LUKE SKYWALKER ITEMS
- Luke Skywalker Outfit: Force-sensitive farmer and galactic hero.
- Training Remote Back Bling: You better get on with your exercises. (Included with the Luke Skywalker Outfit.)
- Slugthrower Rifle Pickaxe: Trusty rifle to have at your side while navigating the Jundland Wastes.
- X-34 Landspeeder Glider: Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren’t in demand.
LEIA ORGANA ITEMS
- Leia Organa Outfit: Princess. Senator. Rebel. Icon.
- R2-D2 Back Bling: Plucky astromech droid. (Included with the Leia Organa Outfit.)
- Electrostaff Pickaxe: One of many weapons in a bounty hunter’s arsenal.
HAN SOLO ITEMS
- Han Solo Outfit: Smuggler. Scoundrel. Scruffy-looking nerf herder.
- Millennium Falcon Back Bling: She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. (Included with the Han Solo Outfit.)
- Vibro-staff Pickaxe: Boba Fett™? Where?
THE ULTIMATE COLLABORATION
What a fantastic collaboration. And what a way to reward the long-suffering Star Wars fans who have been waiting for these characters for way too long. The Rise Of Skywalker collaboration delivered Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, and the Sith Trooper, while The Book Of Boba Fett crossover brought us Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, and Krrsantan. More recently, the Obi-Wan Kenobi crossover event reunited us with the famed Jedi Master and the Battle Pass brought us face-to-face with Darth Vader. But this represents our first foray into the Original Trilogy since the Imperial Stormtrooper. And it is glorious.
Fans can look forward to deploying in Luke Skywalker’s land speeder with R2-D2 strapped to their back. Or flying into action with a training remote or the Millennium Falcon attached as back bling. And if that isn’t enough to have you reaching for your lightsaber, the set includes a traversal Speeder Bike emote that will have fans of Endor grinning from ear to ear. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We are hearing that The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi sets are due to rotate back into the item store any day now. So if you’ve been waiting for the ultimate Star Wars collaboration, your dreams have finally come true!
What are you waiting for? Join the rebellion and defend the galaxy in Fortnite now!
Source: Epic Games
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