How Long Will Star Wars Be in Fortnite (2024)?

Fortnite has reignited its annual Star Wars event in celebration of May the Fourth, continuing a beloved tradition that meshes the expansive universes of Epic Games and George Lucas’ iconic franchise. The event has been a consistent hit among fans, who eagerly dive into Fortnite to wield lightsabers, blast away with unique Star Wars weaponry, and don costumes of their favorite galaxy far, far away characters. But just how long will this intergalactic party last in 2024?

Duration of Fortnite x Star Wars 2024

The Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration, launched in early May, is set to wrap up on May 14 at approximately 9 AM EST (2 PM BST). This end date does not coincide with the conclusion of the current Fortnite season, which will extend until May 24. This leaves a ten-day gap between the Star Wars event’s conclusion and the start of Chapter 5 Season 3, after which fans will likely have to wait another year for the return of their favorite Star Wars themes and items in Fortnite.

Highlights of the Star Wars Event

Epic Games continually seeks to innovate and expand the Star Wars crossover content each year. What started with a handful of character skins and lightsabers has evolved into a much larger and more elaborate celebration. Here’s what’s new in the 2024 Fortnite x Star Wars lineup:

  • Wookie Bowcaster: A new weapon that promises to bring the power of Chewbacca to your hands.
  • Character Skins: This year’s event includes skins for Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, an AWR Trooper, and Luke Skywalker in his Dagobah outfit.
  • Lego Fortnite Characters and Stories: An exciting new addition that blends the creative worlds of Lego and Fortnite.
  • Fortnite Festival Tracks and Instrument Skins: These new items offer a musical twist to the Fortnite battlefield.

Returning favorites also make their appearance, including skins for Han Solo, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and others. Darth Vader returns as a formidable NPC boss, offering players the challenge of defeating him for a rare lightsaber drop. Additionally, Chewbacca appears on the island as a friendly NPC, adding to the immersive Star Wars atmosphere.

The Future of Star Wars in Fortnite

As the roster of available Star Wars characters grows each year, it raises the question of how long Epic can continue introducing new faces to Fortnite’s version of the Star Wars universe. While there might eventually be a limit to the number of new characters introduced, the collaboration shows no signs of slowing down. Each year brings fresh excitement and innovation, ensuring that both Star Wars and Fortnite fans have new experiences to look forward to.

As we anticipate the future collaborations between Epic Games and Star Wars, one thing remains clear: the Force is strong with Fortnite, and its community’s passion for Star Wars is likely to keep this annual tradition alive for many years to come.