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Is Fortnite celebrating Star Wars Day? Leaked skins and weapons

Published: 4/May/2021 12:57 Updated: 4/May/2021 16:41

by David Purcell

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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? 

Season 5 was the last showing of new Star Wars content in the world, as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda burst onto the scene with a whole load of hype.

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.

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Star Wars themed skins are heading back to the Fortnite Item Shop.

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.

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?

Fortnite Lightsabers Return
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Star Wars events have always been a big deal for the community.

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.

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Rey, Kylo Ren, and Sith Trooper skins also came back.

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

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The Amban Sniper Rifle is expected to return soon in Fortnite, with Mando.

The Mandalorian’s Jetpack

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The Jetpack is also coming back.

E-11 Blaster Rifle

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The E-11 Blaster is also expected to feature in the Fortnite x Star Wars event.

Fortnite Star Wars Day 2021 rewards

Mando’s Bounty Beskar Umbrella glider

Mando Bounty umbrella from Fortnite
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If the LTM returns, so should the Beskar Umbrella.

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!

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That’s all we know so far about Fortnite’s next in-game event, to celebrate May 4.