Epic Games have developed a strong connection between Fortnite and the Star Wars franchise in the past, and a new event was expected to kick off to celebrate Star Wars Day. But, is it happening?
However, Season 6 saw the return of the game going back to the basics and creating a new theme – Primal.
On May 4, though, players thought they would be able to say “May The Fourth Be With You” in-game and actually have Star Wars content to interact with. Though, nothing has showed up yet.
When are Fortnite Star Wars skins coming back?
Event start date
The Star Wars Day event was expected to start on May 4, 2021 in Fortnite, an annual holiday for the community.
Fortnite Star Wars skins
As soon as we know which skins are coming to Fortnite Battle Royale, we’ll update this section.
As of now, ShiinaBR has revealed the Item Shop will be updated at 2PM (BST) on May 4, 2021.
There are 2 possibilities that could happen at the Item Shop reset in 15 hours:
– NEW Star Wars skins
– The Release of the Batman Glider (Pls don't do this, Epic)
— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) May 3, 2021
Since that time, ShiinaBR has shown fans what was added – and it certainly wasn’t anything Star Wars related.
Fortnite Star Wars Day: What was expected?
Last year, Star Wars lightsabers made their return to the game – a once controversial addition to the battle royale title. While they haven’t featured in Season 6, Chapter 2 so far, there’s always a chance that will change.
Rey, Kylo Ren, and Sith Trooper skins also came back.
May the 4th be with you this #StarWarsDay
Grab a Lightsaber and show your love for Star Wars by rocking Rey, Kylo Ren, or Sith Trooper Outfits and send us a screenshot! pic.twitter.com/mMVD78BLeO
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 4, 2020
In short, we would expect a number of characters to return to our screens in Fortnite from the sci-fi franchise. Though, nothing has quite materialized yet.
Leaked weapons and Items
According to leaked content from the v16.30 update in Fortnite, there are three Star Wars weapons and items coming back at some stage.
Amban Sniper Rifle
The Mandalorian’s Jetpack
E-11 Blaster Rifle
Fortnite Star Wars Day 2021 rewards
Mando’s Bounty Beskar Umbrella glider
Rumor has it, the Beskar Umbrella made available once again in Fortnite Season 6, Chapter 2. For those who can’t remember how to unlock it, here’s a simple guide on how to grab one this time.
This might be your last chance to grab some exclusive The Mandalorian kit, so don’t let it go to waste!
That’s all we know so far about Fortnite’s next in-game event, to celebrate May 4.