Fortnite Gets Stormtrooper Costumes In New Star Wars Crossover

 

Fortnite’s latest crossover is here, and this time it’s a Star Wars-themed event timed to coincide with the release of Jedi: Fallen Order. The big inclusion is a new stormtrooper cosmetic skin, which is available in Fortnite’s item store, or you can get it for free by buying EA’s Star Wars game on the Epic Games Store. For everyone else, there’s a Star Destroyer hanging out in the skies above Fortnite’s island to gawp at.

From Avengers, to Borderlands 3, and even Weezer’s latest album, Fortnite has become a key promotional venue. Previous crossover events have introduced new cosmetic items, custom maps, and even game modes. Fornite’s last Avengers crossover, for example, introduced a whole new game type including special superhero-inspired weapons.

Just in time for the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, popular battle royale game Fortnite on Friday unveiled a new Imperial Stormtrooper outfit. The in-game outfit, or skin, will be available in the Fortnite store until Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET, said developer Epic Games. It costs 1,500 Vbucks, which translates to $15 in the real world.

The Stormtrooper outfit will also be a free bonus for any purchase of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for PC from the Epic Games Store through Nov. 30, 2020. If you happen to buy the skin in Fortnite and then later purchase Fallen Order, you’ll be given 1,500 Vbucks instead.

In this context, the new Star Wars costume makes for a more limited crossover, but at least you can get it for free if you were already planning on buying the new game. The big question now is whether Epic has anything in store for the upcoming release of Episode IX in December.

The suit is only available for a limited time as a bonus for buying Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. Alternatively, you can get the suit for free by buying Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from the Epic Games Store. Jedi Order is also available on Steam, but the deal is not available there (and the deal is, unfortunately, unlikely to be altered any further in the future.)

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order released was released recently and received a number of hit reviews. Many referred to the game, saying “perhaps the strongest conception of what playing as a Jedi Knight ought to really be like.” While the Stormtroopers in the original trilogy has infamously poor aim, this suit won’t impede your ability to take down your enemies at all. While you’re trying out your new skin you might want to give some of the new challenges a go, so be sure to check out our Fortnite challenge guide.

This Star Wars collaboration shouldn’t come as a shock to any seasoned Fortnite players — previously, Fortnite teamed up with Marvel for some skins and new modes. Disney, of course, owns both Marvel and Star Wars, and if Fortnite is family-friendly enough for one, it’s good for both. Epic Games has made a very good play for getting people to download the Epic Games Store.

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