‘Fortnite’ is hosting a ‘Star Wars’ event for May 4

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May 4 has become an unofficial holiday for star wars fans, and Epic Games’ fortnite springs into action.

With the festivities kicking off late on May 3, fortnite features themed skins, weapons, and gameplay for the next two weeks to highlight the movies’ impact on pop culture. These coveted items will appear in the Item Shop to aid players in special quests. You might even unlock an Empire Banner if you do it right!

epic games shared the news with a video of star wars‘ big return in the battle royale.

Players are excited for the return of lightsabers honoring the legends of star wars. You can carry the weapons of Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan and Kylo Ren. It is up to you to choose good or evil, light or darkness, and ultimately which side you are on.

So who will be wielding these lightsabers? Some of your favorites star wars characters, of course. fortnite players know that new skins are released every night, and over the next two weeks some of these skins will be your most loved and hated star wars heroes and villains.

Skins from previous Battle Passes will not be returning. Still, you can get your hands on characters like Rey, Finn, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, Zorii Bliss, a Sith Trooper, Fennec Shand, Krrsantan, and an Imperial Stormtrooper.

You’ll also be able to get your hands on the E-11 blaster rifle for players to use in playthroughs. How do you like the epic weapon? Fortnite gives some clues:

“Stormtroopers have set up checkpoints looking for Obi-Wan – go to one of these checkpoints and trade bars for a blaster! Also find them in chests and on the ground .

If you wear the skins, wield the weapons and play your star wars heart’s content – you’ll want something to show for that, won’t you? You can earn Empire accreditation through stormtrooper training, where you will be tasked with obtaining specific items to complete quests. If you succeed, you will earn your official Empire banner.

You might want to clear your social calendar for the next few days because fortnite call, and you are the hero the galaxy needs right now! May the 4 be with you.

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