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Star Wars Day Comes to Fortnite—May the 4th Be With You

Fortnite and Epic Games have you covered for the latest day of fandom, May the 4th—Star Wars Day! Beginning today, May 3rd, until May 17th, Epic Games are un-vaulting Star Wars items from past seasons.

My favorite “unconventional” weapon in Fortnite has always been the lightsabers, and I can’t wait to wreak havoc on the island again. Luke Skywalker’s green lightsaber, Kylo Ren’s red lightsaber, Obi-Wan’s blue lightsaber, and Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber will be available in the game for the next two weeks.

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There is more to look forward to, as Fortnite is bringing back the E-11 Blaster Rifle for a limited time. Players can track down Imperial Storm Troopers on the island in Fortnite’s Battle Royale, and Zero Build modes. Exchange gold bars for a blaster, and get pew-pewing! They can also be found on the ground or in chests if you aren’t looking to spend your bars.

Of course, what would a Fortnite Star Wars Day event be without new quests? Epic Games wants players to undergo “Stormtrooper training” in the new Star Wars Quests. Here you will “confiscate a “landspeeder” (a.k.a. a vehicle), confiscate and use “Jedi contraband” (a.k.a. a lightsaber), and more. Each May the 4th Quest rewards XP, and for completing five, you’ll earn an Empire Banner.”

Star Wars Fortnite Skins
Image Credit: Epic Games

Players who haven’t had the chance to shop for their favorite Star Wars Fortnite skins in the past will be able to catch up during this period, as some popular Star Wars skins are back in the shop starting today!

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Here are the Star Wars Fortnite skins available in the shop:

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

The Fortnite May the 4th: Star Wars Day fun starts today, May 3rd, until May 17th. Make sure to drop in, slice and blast your way through the island, complete those challenges and grab your favorite Star Wars Fortnite skins while you can!

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Written by Dayna Eileen

Dayna is an all-Canadian long-time gamer and geek. She absolutely loves introducing the people she knows to her love for gaming and nerd culture. You can often find her writing about tech, gaming and media across the web.

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