Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront 2

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Fortnite dataminers found recordsdata inside right now’s model 21.10 update that appear to trace that Luke Skywalker — the whiney albeit heroic protagonist of the unique Star Wars movie trilogy — might quickly come to Fortnite as an NPC. As noticed by FNBRintel, the newest update added a green lightsaber modeled after Luke’s that options the codename, “NPC.”

The consensus amongst dataminers appears to be that Luke will probably be added to the game as an NPC which you could both work together with, or struggle if you happen to really feel like going toe-to-toe with a Jedi Master. It’s additionally believed that he’ll finally be a playable character, very similar to many different heroes and villains from Star Wars are presently.

It’s unknown when the character will make his Fortnite debut, however each FNBRintel and notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR claimed that Luke might arrive in-game quite quickly, given the stealthy addition of his lightsaber.

Luke Skywalker may very well be coming to Fortnite sooner then we expect!

In the newest update a brand new/up to date lightsaber received added for him with the codename “NPC” so his NPC might work much like how the Darth Vader one presently does! #Fortnite

— Fortnite Intel (@FNBRintel) June 21, 2022

This information follows a 4chan rumor (through ShiinaBR) from final week that claimed the principle three characters from the unique Star Wars trilogy — Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa — would arrive in Fortnite someday this 12 months or subsequent. Luke’s lightsaber leak appears so as to add some credence to this rumor, however it’s value noting that Epic has not formally introduced any additional Star Wars collaborations. However, it wouldn’t precisely be a shock if there was not less than yet another.

Fortnite has been on one thing of a Star Wars kick these days. Following a Star Wars Day celebration occasion in May that noticed lightsabers return to the battle royale, fan-favorite Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi was added as a playable character. Meanwhile, Luke’s father, Darth Vader, is each the headliner of Chapter 3, Season 3’s battle move and an NPC situated on the island.