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Fortnite adds three new Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker skins

Published: 13/Dec/2019 0:17 Updated: 13/Dec/2019 5:27

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite x Star Wars collection keeps growing bigger, with Epic Games adding new Rey, Finn, and Sith Trooper outfits in a surprise announcement on December 12.

Star Wars has taken over Fortnite over the last few weeks in the lead up to the release of The Rise of Skywalker, with Storm Trooper skins, new gliders, and other items making their way from a land far, far away into the popular Battle Royale.

The updates haven’t stopped coming, with Epic surprising players with the addition of three new outfits to the game of some of the franchise’s most popular characters.

Epic GamesThree new Star Wars skins are coming to Fortnite.

Rey and Finn will be joining the ever-growing selection of Fortnite skins, alongside the red Sith Trooper, according to an announcement made by Epic on December 12. 

The announcement included the tagline “They’re here, and in greater numbers,” alongside the skin announcements, paying homage to one of the most iconic lines from the franchise’s first movie, ‘A New Hope’.

Rey and Finn are popular characters from the Star Wars universe, making their entrance in 2015 title ‘The Force Awakens.’ Both Rey and Finn will be making appearances in the upcoming film, ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ with their additions into Fortnite a nice marketing opportunity.

They join the Imperial Stormtrooper in-game, as well as the Imperial Star Destroyer map feature. More is still set to be on the way, with new gliders and a Star Wars Limited Time Mode involving Lightsabers expected soon.

Fortnite’s previous collaborations with pop culture titles like Marvel’s Avengers, John Wick, and Borderlands 3 have given fans plenty to cheer about, but the Star Wars collaboration is the gift that keeps on giving.

With Disney+ and the Mandalorian now live alongside the Jedi: Fallen Order game, and the ninth film in the franchise soon to be released, there’s never been more hype around Star Wars and Fortnite is reaping in the rewards. 

Epic GamesThe Storm Trooper was the first addition in the Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration.

There might be more announcements on the way regarding Star Wars in Fortnite, with Epic set to reveal something big at The Game Awards show on December 12, so fans of both franchises will need to keep their eyes peeled.

The Rey, Finn, and Sith Trooper skins are currently available in the Fortnite Item Shop.

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Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.