Fortnite offers new Star Wars freebies and exclusive movie preview

Star Wars will be taking over Fortnite this weekend, with new skins, gliders, emotes and the chance to watch a film clip with J. J. Abrams.

Those Stormtrooper skins in Fortnite were only the beginning, as Fortnite plans a whole weekend of Star Wars celebration, ahead of new movie The Rise of Skywalker.

Announced at The Game Awards last night, skins for Rey, Finn, and Sith Troopers (Stormtroopers but red, basically) are also being added to the game.

Not only that but you can get a TIE Whisper to use as a glider, which is the TIE Fighter you can see Kylo Ren piloting in the first The Rise of Skywalker trailer.

You can also get Star Wars emotes and a banner to gift, but that’s not all as there’s also a special live event planned for Saturday, 14 December at 6.30pm GMT for a 7pm start.

If you log into the game at that time you’ll be able to watch an exclusive clip of the new movie at Risky Reels, which is also where you pick up your free glider from.

Even that’s not the end of it, as movie director J. J. Abrams will also be putting in some sort of appearance, along with The Game Awards presenter Geoff Keighley.

What that will involve isn’t clear but we imagine it’ll inspire lots more awkward teleprompt reading before you get to claim your free stuff.

The Rise of Skywalker opens in the UK from the evening of Thursday, 19 December.

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