Fortnite resumes to establish itself as the definitive pop culture melting pot this week with a huge Star Wars celebration in honor of May The 4th. The new Lucasfilm Games collaboration will feature a host of Star Wars goodies for players to get their hands on, which comes with a new set of quests that simulates Storm Trooper training. Any player who finishes 5 of these quests will unlock an exclusive Empire Banner for their locker.
In addition to the quests, players also have the chance to add the E-11 Blaster Rifle to their inventory and take out opponents with that iconic pew pew. The E-11 can be bought with bars from Imperial Storm Troopers, located in treasure chests, or just picked up off the ground in both Battle Royale and Zero Build modes.
Players will also have the chance to live out their Jedi dreams by wielding those antique weapons from a more civilized age. That’s right, lightsabers are back in Fortnite and fans will have the chance to get some of the famous weapons in franchise history, including Luke Skywalker’s green saber and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s noble blue blade.
Every Star Wars outfit (except the Mandalorian) is available for v-bucks in the item shop. This comes with the outfits for Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn, and Zorii Bliss from the sequel trilogy; an Imperial Stormtrooper and a Sith Trooper; and Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, and Krrsantan from the Disney+ show The Book Of Boba Fett. Alongside this announcement, Epic Games released a short trailer showing off the in-game lightsaber combat before teasing an Obi-Wan outfit that could come to the game before the end of the event.
The May The 4th event is active now in Fortnite and will run until May 17th.