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Fortnite has gone virtually two years with out the return of Star Wars’ lightsabers, but it surely appears to be like as if that chilly streak could quickly come to an finish. Numerous respected dataminers declare the game’s subsequent update is gearing as much as deliver the weapon and a Star Wars-themed Cup someday this Tuesday.
According to distinguished Fortnite leaker and Twitter person ShiinaBR, developer Epic Games has quietly added a “Star Wars Lightning Cup” throughout the game’s recordsdata. Shortly after this declare, one other leaker referred to as FN_assist has gone on to allege this obvious event’s description reads: “This weapon is your life. This Lightning Cup will feature a special, adjusted loot pool,” in the end nodding to the return of lightsabers. Additionally, they notice the Lightning Cup will solely be for Duos and is about to start on May 3.
Of course, Epic Games has but to verify this occasion or its “special” weapon, however it might be an excessive amount of of a coincidence contemplating Star Wars Day comes alongside on May 4. If true, this could mark the third time the long-lasting blade dropped into the battle royale. It first appeared means again within the game’s Chapter 2 Season 2 in 2019, and was then unvaulted for 3 brief days in May 2020 — additionally in celebration of Star Wars Day.
It isn’t clear if this additionally spells the arrival of different Star Wars cosmetics and weapons, however gamers can count on this update to go reside as quickly as 9 AM ET on Tuesday. The battle royale has already made headline in current days for introducing new cosmetics from one other main franchise, as Street Fighter’s Blanka and Sakura can now be discovered as skins within the game’s Item Shop.