Fortnite: Star Wars Celebrations Are Here and There Are Lightsabers

Officially, May 4 is Star Wars Day, yet considering the slew of Star Wars films and TV shows we’ve seen in recent years, it rarely feels like it’s /not/ Star Wars Day. In any case, May 4 is noteworthy – primarily for pun-related reasons – and Fortnite is joining in the fun by releasing a slew of Star Wars-themed items.

The battle royale game has already kicked things off, in fact: now through May 17, Fortnite players can volunteer for ‘Stormtrooper training’ by taking on a series of Star Wars quests. If you complete five of them, you’ll earn yourself an Empire banner to display in-game.

On both the battle royale and zero-build maps, you’ll also be able to pick up iconic Star Wars weapons. The E-11 blaster rifle can be acquired by exchanging bars or by looting chests around the island. You’ll also be able to find lightsabers – the models originally carried by Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu – by exploring and searching the maps.

In case you need a refresher, here’s how lightsabers work:

Almost every Star Wars outfit that’s been featured in Fortnite will be returning to the shop for the two-week celebration – the one exception being the Mandalorian, which was a battle pass reward.

The outfits include:

  • Imperial Stormtrooper
  • Kylo Ren
  • Zorii Bliss
  • Finn
  • Rey
  • Sith Trooper
  • Boba Fett
  • Fennec Shand
  • Krrsantan

There’s a fair amount of Star Wars content to find in Fortnite already, but some hints have trickled up that suggest there may be even more to come

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