Earlier today, Epic Games announced that Obi-Wan Kenobi would be the latest franchise character to be joining its popular Battle Royale game, Fortnite. This, ahead of the limited series’ premiere on Disney+ Friday.
Beginning Thursday, May 26th at 8PM EST, an offical Obi-Wan Kenobi skin will available in the game’s item shop alongside an Obi-Wan Kenobi-themed back bling, pickaxe, glider, and more. However, players have a chance to win the skin in-game this weekend by participating in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup.
This Sunday, May 22nd, players who compete in a special Battle Royale Duos tournament and rank high enough will win both the Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit as well as the accompanying back bling early and for free!
Competitors will only have up to 10 matches, with a three-hour window, to gain enough points to win the items. While each elimination will equal one point, where you place will earn you even more points. The rubric for scoring points are below:
Victory Royale: 25 Points
2nd: 22 Points
3rd: 20 Points
4th: 18 Points
5th: 17 Points
6th: 16 Points
7th: 15 Points
8th: 14 Points
9th: 13 Points
10th: 12 Points
11th: 11 Points
12th: 10 Points
13th: 9 Points
14th: 8 Points
15th: 7 Points
16th: 6 Points
17th: 5 Points
18th – 19th: 4 Points
20th – 21st: 3 Points
22nd – 23rd: 2 Points
24th – 25th: 1 Point
You can read all the rules for tournament here.
Now, this isn’t the first Star Wars skin to be added to the game. Currently you can play as an Imperial Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Rey, Boba Fett, and more. In fact, all month long, every other playable Star Wars skin has been available for purchase in honor of both Star Wars Day and the upcoming release of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Fortnite is currently playable on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, Xbox One Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo Switch Lite.
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