Details found in a Fortnite datamine indicate that Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame will soon land on the Island.
Fortnite has played host to Star Wars-related content updates in the past. One such update went live just last month in time for Star Wars Day, reintroducing several Lightsabers and non-Battle Pass Outfits.
The 21.10 update that Epic Games deployed on June 21 added Darth Vader to the mix, allowing players to face off against the Sith Lord for a chance at wielding his Lightsaber.
Recent rumors claimed the likes of Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker would enter the fray by 2023, as well. Now another noteworthy piece of information has surfaced to partially support the claim.
Luke Skywalker could be coming to Fortnite
According to leaker FNBRintel, Fortnite’s 21.20 patch added a Lightsaber for Luke with the codename of “NPC” attached.
FNBRintel posits that if Luke Skywalker does join the fun as a non-playable character, he’ll serve the same function as Darth Vader.
As such, the fan-favorite character could arrive as a boss that users must fight in order to earn his Lightsaber.
Luke Skywalker could be coming to Fortnite sooner then we think!
— FNBRintel (@FNBRintel) June 21, 2022
At the time of writing, Epic Games has yet to so much as hint at Luke Skywalker joining the battle royale in any capacity.
The studio’s ongoing silence about the supposed Star Wars update means there’s no official word on when Fortnite players can expect the alleged Luke Skywalker content to become available.
For now, Epic Games’ focus remains squared on pushing out another major crossover event – Naruto Rivals.
The Naruto Shippuden-themed content goes live on Thursday, June 23, adding four beloved members of Team 7 to the game – Gaara, Hinata Hyuga, Itachi Uchiha, and Orochimaru.