Fortnite Star Wars celebration starts now, with lightsabers

            May 4 is Star Wars Day, officially - although after the run of Star Wars films and TV series we've seen over the past few years, it's rarely seemed like it's /not/ Star Wars Day. At any rate, May 4 is special - mainly for pun-related reasons - and <a href="https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/may-the-4th-and-then-some-two-weeks-of-fortnite-x-star-wars-in-may-2022?sessionInvalidated=true" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fortnite is getting in on the celebrations</a> by offering a bunch of Star Wars themed goodies.

The battle royale game has already kicked things off, in fact: now through May 17, Fortnite players can volunteer for ‘Stormtrooper training’ by taking on a series of Star Wars quests. If you complete five of them, you’ll earn yourself an Empire banner to display in-game.

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On both the battle royale and zero-build maps, you’ll also be able to pick up iconic Star Wars weapons. The E-11 blaster rifle can be acquired by exchanging bars or by looting chests around the island. You’ll also be able to find lightsabers – the models originally carried by Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu – by exploring and searching the maps.

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