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Pokimane explains what saved “anticlimactic” Fortnite X Star Wars event

by Joe Craven
Disney/Epic Games/Twitch: TSM Myth/Pokimane

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Popular Twitch streamers Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani collaborated for the Star Wars X Fortnite event, which saw an exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker scene debut in Risky Reels.

The Star Wars X Fortnite collaboration is the latest in a long line of ambitious crossovers, as Fortnite uses its standing in popular culture to promote movies, in exchange for awesome in-game content. 

We have already seen crossovers with John Wick, Avengers: Endgame and Borderlands 3. The crossover with Star Wars precedes the release of The Rise of Skywalker on December 19, and has seen a plethora of new content added to Fortnite. 

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The Star Wars event has also seen Stormtrooper skins added to Fortnite.

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Pokimane and TSM Myth were two of the biggest Twitch streamers to broadcast their reactions, summarizing them in a December 15 YouTube video. 

Pokimane explained that she found the event “anticlimactic” at first, before she realised that the event has led to a limited-time mode and other in-game content, such as the infamous lightsabers.

“I feel that there’s no way you engineer all that just for five minutes,” she said. “It felt, anticlimactic. There is an LTM? Okay, there better be.”

Timestamp for mobile users: 10:20 

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Not only was Pokimane impressed with the limited time mode, but also with the idea of lightsabers and blasters in Fortnite. 

“Lightsabers and blasters are apparently in the game now,” said Myth. He described the event as “dope” as it was going on, before seriously enjoying his first experience with a lightsaber in Fortnite. 

“Oh, that’s actually really cool,” responded Poki. “The overall event was like a 6.5/10, but the fact that they added that in, makes it worthwhile imo. That’s the really cool part of it.”

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The new Star Wars skins are in Fortnite.

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The Star Wars event is ongoing, before the ninth and supposedly final film launches on December 19.

Fortnite has already incorporated skins for John Boyega’s ‘Finn’ and Daisy Ridley’s ‘Rey’, with a leaked 'Kylo Ren' skin supposedly coming soon

Fans of Fortnite Chapter 2 are enjoying the event, as both Pokimane and Myth did, and will undoubtedly be looking forward to more ambitious crossovers in the near future.