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Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration revealed

Published: 15/Nov/2019 5:05 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 5:47

by Andrew Amos

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UPDATE (11:17pm PST 14/11): The Imperial Stormtrooper skin is now available in the Fortnite Item Shop. 

The article was originally titled “First images of Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration leaked”

Original article continues below.


Fortnite’s next collaboration will be with popular Sci-Fi franchise Star Wars, with the first look at the updated map and skins slowly trickling through.

Fortnite is a hotbed for pop culture collaborations over film, television, gaming, and other media. The game has hosted some iconic franchises over the last couple of years since blowing up into the mainstream.

However, their next collaboration is set to be one of their most epic yet, with the incredibly popular Sci-Fi franchise Star Wars set to join in on the fun in Fortnite. 

DisneyStar Wars is coming to Fortnite.

Fortnite dataminer ‘HYPEX’ managed to find a model of the Imperial Stormtrooper in game as a skin. The skin is purchasable in the item shop, however players can also obtain it by purchasing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in the Epic Games store. 

There’s also a map update on the way, with a ship resembling the Imperial Star Destroyer to be implemented somewhere on the map.

There’s bound to be more content to come out of this as well, with fans requesting things such as a Lightsaber Pickaxe and skins based off other popular characters in the franchise like Yoda or Luke Skywalker. 

Fortnite has cemented itself as not only a game, but a marketing tool for companies across the entertainment industries to promote their products.

Previous collaborations with Borderlands 3, Marvel, and John Wick have given Fortnite access to some of the most popular franchises in the world, as well as some subtle marketing.

The Star Wars collaboration comes just before the release of Star Wars 9, the next movie in the franchise set to capture fan’s hearts.

It also comes after the release of Disney+, a new streaming service which is currently hosting the Star Wars movies in the United States. 

While the two might not be linked, it’s hard to believe that both of these releasing at the same time is a coincidence.

It’s unclear as to when the Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration will go live, but it’s likely to be in the coming days. Usually, once data miners start surfacing information on such events, Epic Games usually goes about releasing more information quickly afterward.

We will keep you updated with all the latest news on the Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration as it comes live.

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Fortnite players discover a new instant-death glitch on the map

Published: 21/Nov/2020 14:02

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite players have been reporting bizarre deaths in cars as they drive round Chapter 2’s map. Epic Games have responded, but it’s not yet clear how close to a patch they are. 

Any battle royale game of Fortnite’s size is bound to impacted by a bug or two from time to time. Generally, the game’s developers have done a good job of keeping issues to a minimum, but there is so much content to keep an eye on.

One set of bugs, though, that have had more life than others are instant death glitches.

Back in Chapter 1 we saw players randomly killed when exploring the greenery around Tilted Towers, and Chapter 2’s version of the instant-death glitch seems to relate to being in a car around the Holly Hedges area of the map.

Holly Hedges Nursery for Groot Challenges
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Holly Hedges has been a POI since Chapter 2’s first season.

On November 20, one Redditor posted their issue, explaining that they have been randomly dying while driving around the Holly Hedges area of the map. Attached was a screenshot showing the player finishing 41st after an untimely (and very random) death.

While not garnering too much attention, the post appeared to relate to an issue other users have been having too, making an instant death-spot the likely cause.

So if you drive a car in holy hedges near yellow house to the side you die from FortNiteBR

Thankfully, Epic themselves were on hand to provide an update, explaining that they are aware of the issue and are trying to root out a cause and patch. “Thanks for flagging this, u/Mablemon!” one dev replied. “Our QA team has been investigating cases like this.”

Unfortunately, the Epic response appears to indicate that they have not yet been able to isolate exactly what is causing the problem, so a fix doesn’t seem imminent just yet.
Needless to say, though, that Epic will be doing everything they can to fix the issue promptly given how it can quite literally ruin a player’s match. For a full look at all the issues they’re tracking right now, head over to their dedicated Fortnite Trello page.