Epic Games has teased the newest crossover coming to the multiplayer, battle royale game Fortnite, with a Star Wars Day celebration featuring the iconic Anakin Skywalker.
While the number of collaborations that have come to the global phenomenon Fortnite has reached a ridiculous scale, the next one is coming just in time for Disney to celebrate Star Wars Day with a crossover teaser that appears to show Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader) in the battle royale shooter. The event appears to be set for May 2nd, 2023, while Star Wars Day takes place every year on May the 4th.
The details on what exactly players should expect from this crossover don’t go much further than that, with the Anakin Skywalker skin apparently on the way, as well as a possible appearance by some ships found in the Star Wars series, more specifically potentially from the Clone Wars era, that can also be seen in the background of the teaser image. Epic Games is sure to divulge much more information very soon.
This also isn’t the first time that Star Wars and Fortnite have crossed over, as there have also been appearances from other iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader (in suit form), Rey, and Din Djarin from The Mandalorian (along with a Grogu Back Bling). Star Wars-themed points of interest, challenges, and weapons were also a part of previous updates, so more of that is more than likely on the way as well.
Additionally, prominent Fortnite leaker Shiina has posted on Twitter the Chapter 4 Season 2 end date as a week later than previously believed, stating it’ll now end on June 9th instead of June 2nd, 2023. Epic Games then confirmed the change a short time after the leak, specifying that the current season will end at 2am ET, specifically on June 9th. Players can look forward to the extra week of fun!