Here’s what we know about Fortnite x Star Wars day 2021.
Epic Games’ list of companies that they’ve collaborated with for Fortnite Battle Royale grows longer with each season that passes. From the first Marvel Avengers x Fortnite LTM to the current DC x Fortnite Zero Point comic book collaboration.
Collaborations are a huge money maker for Epic Games. Yesterday, documents revealed the top IP collaborations by the amount of revenue they’ve brought in for Epic. To no surprise, Marvel brought in the most revenue which is no surprise considering the amount of collaborations they’ve done with them in the past including the most recent Marvel-themed Battle Pass and season.
They’ve also had numerous Marvel Fortnite skins in the item shop along with the Marvel Royalty & Warriors Pack that included Black Panther.
Other top IP collaborations on the list based on revenue included NFL in third place, Travis Scott in fourth, and Marshmello, DC, and John Wick in fifth, sixth, and seventh place.
The Fortnite X Star Wars collaboration was second on the list and with today being May 4th, Star Wars day 2021, players are hoping that the Star Wars Fortnite skins will be in the Fortnite Item Shop. The shop was scheduled to reset earlier than usual today which began rumors we’ll be getting a Fortnite Star Wars Day May 4th 2021 item shop.
Fortnite Star Wars 2021 Skins
The Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration began with the release of the Imperial Stormtrooper Fortnite skin in November 2019. Players spotted the Star Destroyed in the sky. A Fortnite Star Wars event then took place in December 2019 with players being able to get free cosmetics include the TIE Whisper Glider.
The Star Wars Fortnite collaboration didn’t stop there. Imperial Stormtroopers were placed around various locations on the map and players could complete Star Wars challenges to get more free rewards including the Jedi Training emote, First Order back bling, and more.
Last year on May 3rd, Epic Games added back lightsabers for Star Wars day, and players were expecting the same with players dubbing it as Fortnite Star Wars day 2021. With the item shop resetting early, players also expected the Star Wars Fortnite skins to be in the shop, but that isn’t the case.
Instead, the Wave Rider skin was added to the shop along with Epic announced the Fortnite Creative Mayhem tournament with players be able to easily earn a free spray and pickaxe.
Lightsabers haven’t been added back into Fortnite Battle Royale and it looks like the skins won’t be available in the shop either unless they decide to add it in when the shop resets again at the normal time which will still be May 4th in a number of countries.
However, that seems unlikely and it looks like we won’t be getting lightsabers back in Fortnite for May 4th, nor does it look like the Star Wars cosmetics will be back in the shop.