Mixed Reactions to Fortnite’s Star Wars Day 2024 Event

Fortnite’s collaboration with Star Wars has been a highlight for players since their first partnership in December 2019. The annual Star Wars Day event, celebrated on May 4th, has consistently brought unique content and experiences to the game. However, the 2024 event has received mixed reviews, highlighting a divide within the community regarding the updates to the main Battle Royale mode and the LEGO Fortnite enhancements.

Critiques of the Battle Royale Mode

Many players expressed disappointment with the 2024 Star Wars Day event in the main Battle Royale (BR) mode. Criticisms centered around what was perceived as minimal thematic integration. As one player pointed out, the additions seemed underwhelming: “It doesn’t even feel like Star Wars. One Lightsaber, a couple of Trooper NPCs, Vader & Chewbacca. I get assets went to LEGO and the music mode but still. Last year was better with skins and content.”

Despite the introduction of a new Chewbacca skin, which was well-received, the overall sentiment was that the event lacked the depth and engagement of previous years. The 2023 event, for instance, was praised for incorporating major characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Darth Maul as NPCs who taught players new Force abilities—features that were notably absent or underdeveloped in this year’s iteration.

LEGO Fortnite: A Resounding Success

In contrast to the lukewarm reception of the BR mode updates, LEGO Fortnite received widespread acclaim. This mode was celebrated for its comprehensive Star Wars-themed overhaul, which included multiple LEGO Lightsabers, Blasters, and Bowcasters, as well as iconic Star Wars buildings and an array of new skins. The rich content and creative execution attracted even traditional BR players, with one commenting, “It got me actually playing a lot of the LEGO mode.”

The enthusiasm for LEGO Fortnite underscores a strategic pivot in Epic Games’ approach, focusing more on this mode possibly due to its unique appeal and the fresh gameplay experiences it offers.

Community Divisions and Future Expectations

The differing opinions on the 2024 Star Wars Day celebration have underscored a growing rift within the Fortnite community. While some players are excited about the innovative changes and expansions in LEGO Fortnite, others feel neglected in the traditional Battle Royale setting. This split has led to broader discussions about the allocation of development resources and the direction of future events.

Moreover, amidst these debates, some community members have expressed resignation over the cyclical nature of feedback, anticipating similar criticisms and praises in future events. One player summed it up by saying, “Already know we’ll see the same post next year,” highlighting a sense of inevitability about community reactions.


Fortnite’s Star Wars Day 2024 event illustrates the challenges and opportunities faced by Epic Games in maintaining and evolving a game with a diverse and expansive player base. As the game continues to develop, balancing player expectations with innovative content will be crucial. Whether addressing the desires of traditional BR enthusiasts or embracing the novelty of modes like LEGO Fortnite, Epic Games will need to navigate these community dynamics carefully to keep the galaxy far, far away feeling close and engaging for all players.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.