After teasing his May 4 arrival and even showing off his in-game lightsaber, fortnite finally adds legendary Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi to his long list of pop culture icons, real-life stars, and more as a playable skin. Best of all, the skin will arrive just in time to unlock ahead of its highly anticipated spin-off series. Obi Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 27. Kenobi arrives in the Fortnite Item Shop on May 26 at 8 PM ET.
Revealed in a blog post on the fortnite website, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s outfit represents Ewan McGregorthe interpretation of the beloved star wars icon of the prequel saga dressed in his usual dresses. Like with The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book in front of her, the skin is designed as a direct link with Obi Wan Kenobi which will see McGregor reprise the role of the Jedi Knight. It also comes with the Desert Essentials Back Bling, a tool pack tailored to survive the harsh desert planet of Tatooine. Rounding out the set, players can pick up Obi-Wan’s Bladed Pickaxe, aptly described as “a sleek harvesting tool for a more civilized age,” as well as a Jedi interceptor-shaped glider and Obi-Wan’s message emote. Each item can be purchased individually or as a full bundle with the Kenobi Surround Loading Screen.
In a cool twist this time around, players can put their skills to the test at the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup on Sunday, May 22. It’s a star wars-themed duo tournament, marking the return of E-11 Blaster Rifles and Lightsabers to the battlefield. Participants will play ten matches within a three-hour window specified by their region, racking up as many points as possible by ranking high and eliminating enemies. Tournament winners will have the upper hand over their peers, earning the outfit early without needing to buy it from the shop. Specific times to compete can be found in the in-game Competition tab.
star wars has been a frequent partner for fortnite throughout the battle royale run. Over the years, the game has added the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett, Rey, and Kylo Ren, among many others. Usually when a new franchise movie or series is on the way, fortnite is here to pick up fan favorite characters. Recently, all of its content from a galaxy far, far away returned for May 4th in an epic celebration that also brought star wars weapons on the battlefield. Notably, the game was also used by the director JJ Abrams create a scene Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in an intriguing crossover event that opened the door to other similar promotions.
You can collect Obi-Wan Kenobi from the fortnite item shop on May 26, then watch Obi Wan Kenobi May 27.
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