With the Obi-Wan Kenobi television miniseries right around the corner for Disney+, fans can now play as one of their favorite Jedi Masters in the mega-popular Fortnite video game.
Epic Games confirmed on Friday (May 20) that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit will be hitting the Fortnite Item Shop starting next week.
Besides the new Kenobi outfit, players will also have an opportunity to compete in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup, which kicks off on Sunday, May 22. By competing in the Kenobi Cup, players can earn the new outfit before its official debut in the Item Shop. Fortnite is also adding a nice set of new Kenobi gear. You can check out an early look at the Jedi Master’s in-game look for Fortnite for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup below:
FORTNITE SET TO FEATURE OBI-WAN KENOBI OUTFIT AND OTHER STAR WARS ITEMS
The new Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit isn’t the only Star Wars-themed item that Fortnite players will have at their disposal. Along with the Outfit will be the following items:
- Desert Essentials Back Bling: This is a group of tools good for living an exiled and isolated existence on a remote desert planet (ie Tatooine). The Desert Essentials Back Bling will be included with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit.
- Obi-Wan’s Blade Pickaxe: This is a knife-shaped pickaxe Kenobi can use.
- Jedi Interceptor Glider: Kenobi gets his own Interceptor ship, much as he had in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy.
- Obi-Wan’s Message Emote: This is described as “an important transmission.”
The Kenobi Outfit, the Desert Essentials Back Bling, the Blade Pickaxe, the Jedi Interceptor Glider, and Obi-Wan’s Emote will all be available in the Item Shop individually or together with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Bundle. If players purchase the Bundle, they will also receive the new Kenobi, Surrounded Loading Screen (Pictured below):
DETAILS ON THE FORTNITE OBI-WAN KENOBI CUP
With the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup kicking off this weekend, players will be able to compete in a Battle Royale Duos tournament starting this Sunday to earn the Kenobi Outfit and gear earlier ahead of their arrival in the item shop. The Kenobi Cup will feature the return of Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles.
The Kenobi Cup will allow players to compete in 10 matches in their region’s three-hour window. Details on the specific event timing for each of the reasons are available in the Compete tab in the game.
Gamers will need to have their 2FA enabled on their Epic account to participate in the Kenobi Cup, and they have to have an account level of 50 or above. More details on the official rules are available on the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup Official Rules page.
Fans will be able to get their own Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit from the Fortnite Item Shop starting Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 pm EST. Meanwhile, the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup kicks off on Sunday, May 22.
Fans who still need their Star Wars and Kenobi fix will be able to check out the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ miniseries premieres on the streaming service starting Friday, May 27. The show will launch with two episodes next Friday. New episodes will then be released weekly on Wednesdays throughout June.
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