Lightsabers return to Fortnite

Several lightsabers from the Star Wars franchise return to Fortnite for two weeks from today, Epic Games has announced† These include the lightsabers wielded by Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan, and Mac Windu. The iconic weapons previously appeared in Fortnite in an event in 2019 that coincided with the release of The Rise of Skywalker. Their return is designed to coincide with May 4, aka Star Wars Day.

Lightsabers are just part of the Star Wars ification to come Fortnite the coming weeks. Players can take Stormtrooper training to earn an Empire Banner, and the E-11 Blaster Rifle will also return to the island. Previously available Star Wars themed outfits, including versions of Rey and Finn, will also return.

The E-11 Blaster Rifle.
Image: Epic Games

The returning outfits.
Image: Epic Games

Other outfits include Imperial Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper. However, the Mandalorian skin, which appeared in a previous Battle Pass, will not return. Epic Games says that the Star Wars content will be available until May 17 at noon ET.

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