Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Director J.J. Abrams revealed at the Game Awards that Fortnite's next in-game event would be a live, never-before-seen viewing of a scene from the upcoming film. On Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm EST, a scene from The Rise of Skywalker will be shown in-game at Risky Reels, a location that has been on Fortnite's map since the start of Chapter 2.
Fortnite has also released a plethora of cosmetic collaborations with the Star Wars universe to commemorate the event. Star Wars themed gliders, pickaxes, and outfits, including ones based on Rey and Finn, the protagonists of the new trilogy, will be available for players to attend the in-game event in style. Any player who participates in the event will receive a complimentary TIE Whisper Glider, a glider designed in the image of the TIE fighter ships of the Imperial Fleet in Star Wars.
Fortnite has previously collaborated with other media, but screening an exclusive preview of one of the most anticipated movies of the year is unprecedented.
As Epic Games did with a live Marshmello concert in Pleasant Park last year, Fortnite continues to break the mold on what can qualify as a gaming experience.