Fortnite has launched a major new Star Wars crossover event to coincide with the franchise’s annual May 4th celebration.
The program focuses on the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars saga, and lets you play as Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Darth Maul, and a battalion of clone troopers with a number of free and paid-for skins.
The collaboration sees Fortnite debut a premium Mini Battle Pass, which grants access to some of the aforementioned skins as rewards for completing in-game challenges.
That mini battle pass has both free and paid-for rewards tracks, with the free rewards culminating in the Clone Trooper skin, while the paid rewards include the Clone Trooper design and Darth Maul. You can upgrade to a paid reward track for 1000 V-Bucks (£6.49).
Dubbed as Find the Force, the event adds Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakan, and Maul to Battle Royale’s island map as characters with whom you can push, pull, and throw to gain Force power. can have a conversation. You’ll also gain the ability to run faster and double-jump.
Fortnite’s fan favorite lightsaber weapon is also back, along with the new Clone Trooper DC-15 blaster rifle.
You’ll need to visit Fortnite’s Item Shop to pick up Anakin and Padme’s skins, which cost 1500 V-Bucks apiece (roughly, one tenner each), and also come bundled with other items, such as a Jedi interceptor ship. glider.
Two more designs for Clone Troopers come as cheap as a skin with two styles for 800 V-Bucks (about a fiver).
Fortnite regularly collaborates with Disney properties including Star Wars. So far, we’ve seen designs based on characters from the original trilogy and sequels, as well as others from the Disney+ spin-off like Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Next… Ashoka?
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