That crazy old hermit’s blue lightsaber already made an appearance in the game, when Fortnite brought the elegant weapon for a more civilized age back to the island on May the Fourth. Now, players will get the Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit, which includes the “Desert Essentials” Back Bling. What’s that? “An assortment of tools perfect for living an isolated existence on a remote desert planet.” See for yourself (above). It’s basically a non-canon backpack.
Fans can also pick up “Obi-Wan’s Blade Pickaxe” which actually is a blade, not a lightsaber, the Jedi Interceptor glider, and Obi-Wan’s Message emote. All of those items are available in the Fortnite Item Shop beginning May 26 at 8 p.m. EDT.
Those who pick up the Obi-Wan Kenobi Bundle (which packages everything above) will also pick up the “Kenobi, Surrounded” loading screen:
Fortnite kicks off the Obi-Wan celebration with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup on Sunday, May 22, which offers a chance to get the Obi-Wan skin and Back Bling early. The weapons brought back on May 4 (which includes the Stormtroopers’ E-11 blaster) will feature in the event. Scoring, regional time windows, and other rules are available at Epic Games’ official Fortnite blog.