Monday is a celebration of the Force. The Force surrounds us. It penetrates us. And it penetrates video games. Fortnite, however, is not waiting until Monday to celebrate May the 4th. For Star Wars Day, Epic Games is bringing lightsabers back into its battle royale shooter.
Feel like a Jedi as Lightsabers have returned for a limited time!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 3, 2020
Drop in game now and show off your skills. pic.twitter.com/koN5fGFc0i
Lightsabers make their return from a December Fortnite event, in which players were treated to an exclusive story instance for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. After Emperor Palpatine delivered his address to the Fortnite world informing everyone of his resurrection (yes, this critical narrative point for the movie did play out in Fortnite, why do you ask?), lightsabers rained down on the battle royale map and allowed players to engage in hand-to-hand melee combat.
There's no word on how long this event will last, but expect it to at least go on through the end of Monday. Tomorrow is Star Wars Day, so if you're not celebrating by jumping into the free-to-play Fortnite, then consider celebrating May the 4th in another way by picking up discounted Star Wars games on PC or console.