Epic Games asks Fortnite leakers not to spoil Star Wars event

Joe Craven
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Epic Games, developers behind Fortnite: Chapter 2, have sent messages to a number of Fortnite leakers, asking for discretion ahead of the heavily anticipated Star Wars crossover event. 

Fortnite is well known for its jaw-dropping crossovers with some of popular culture’s biggest films and games, including Avengers: Endgame and Borderlands 3. 

December 14 will see a collaboration with Star Wars, ahead of the release of the hugely anticipated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 19. Epic Games themselves have specifically requested that numerous leakers do not reveal any details about the event. 

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Fans are not entirely sure what will feature in the Star Wars-Fortnite crossover, but Epic have confirmed that an exclusive scene from the upcoming Star Wars film will premier in Risky Reels.

While a number of in-game events are leaked ahead of time, including the launch of Fortnite: Chapter 2 back in October, Epic are clearly keen to avoid the recurrence of such spoilers. 

In a message sent to numerous Fortnite leakers, Epic request that they respect the “enormous amount of hard work” their staff have put in. The request even mentions the potential of Disney – who own Star Wars – to take legal action if an embargo is broken. 

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A number of the most reputable Fortnite leakers, including FortTory, Lucas7yoshi and FNBRHQ have tweeted to confirm that they received the message from Epic, and will honor their request. 

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“I will respect their decision and I won’t leak the event,” said FortTory. “If I see people leak the event in my comments I will block them.”

Similarly, Lucas7yoshi said that: “Following a message I’ve received from Epic I’m just going to confirm that I will not be leaking any part of this event. Genuinely seems they really want it to be a surprise to people and I’ll respect that.”

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees the recent trilogy come to a conclusion, and is one of the most anticipated films of recent years. A Fortnite crossover will likely compound fan excitement ahead of its December 19 release. 

Given the efforts of Epic Games to maintain secrecy, it sounds like they have a plethora of new content for players to dive into, with much remaining up in the air about how the crossover will be handled. 

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