Fortnite has caught the Star Wars fever as it introduces new Star Wars-themed unlockables and items from 2-23 May 2023. According to the Star Wars blog, players who embark on the Fortnite journey during this period will have access to new outfits for Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, as well as DC-15 blasters and Clone Trooper NPCs that can be used in battle.
Additionally, the ‘Find the Force’ activation will feature special rifts throughout Fortnite’s main Island. Players who enter these rifts will get a chance to meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Darth Maul, who will train them in the ways of the Force. Completing these missions will earn players a lightsaber – blue, green, or red – and the ability to use select Force abilities, including Push, Pull, and Throw.
The ‘Find the Force’ storyline is closely tied to the controversial ‘prequel’ trilogy of Star Wars, which is often regarded as the weakest of the franchise. However, the films have a strong sense of nostalgia attached to them, and a re-evaluation of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith has led to a renewed popularity amongst young fans.
The timing of this crossover event is strategic. With the recent release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to high praise, Fortnite’s move to capitalize on the renewed interest in the franchise is a smart tactic. Those who enjoyed Jedi: Survivor or anyone with an interest in the Star Wars franchise should check out Fortnite over the coming weeks as ‘Find the Force’ kicks off.
The event is now live and will run until 23 May 2023 at 9:00 am EST.