THE FORTNITE meets Star Wars crossover is upon is.
The event kicked off this morning and has been received excitedly by fans who can probably expect more to come.
Fortnite gamers can now get their hands on an Imperial Stormtrooper skin.
There’s also an ominous looking Star Destroyer vehicle that’s invaded the map.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to fly it.
It’s been hovering way up over the west coast of the Chapter 2 map.
Fans suspect the Star Destroyer will move closer as time goes on and may trigger some sort of map event.
If you want a Stormtrooper skin it’s going to cost you 1500 V-Bucks.
You’ll find it in the Fortnite store as part of the “Original Trilogy” set.
There are also rumours flying around that more skins are to come but with no further announcements yet we’ll just have to wait and see.
The crossover event has been timed to coincide with the release of new Star Wars game Jedi: Fallen Order.
If you buy the game from on the Epic Games Store then you can get the Fortnite Stormtrooper skin for free.
What is Fortnite, anyway?
FORTNITE is an online video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
Pop culture crossover events are very common because of the game’s huge audience.
These involve players being able to buy themed outfits for the movie, TV show or brand, as well as getting some themed activities in-game to do too.
These might be new places to explore, new challenges to complete to win themed accessories, or new game modes that are loosely related to the theme of whatever is being crossed over with.
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