Fortnite has recently launched his "Nexus War" event with the patch 14.00 featuring Marvel heroes such as Thor, Groot, Iron-Man, Storm, Rocket Raccoon, Wolverine. But Epic Games doesn't stop there. While this event is basically dedicated to Marvel, it is now possible to buy the X-Wing Glider at the shop. This is not the first time that Star Wars themed items have appeared on the famous Battle Royale game.
Fortnite Star Wars : a never-ending story
This is not a new season, but a ship from the Star Wars universe proposed during Fortnite crossover with Marvel. A glider, available on the occasion of the release of Star Wars Squadrons, published by Electronic Arts, representing the famous X-Wing. To get it, it's quite simple. Just buy it with V-Bucks, right now, or get it by pre-ordering Star Wars Squadrons. For those who have pre-ordered the game, but already have the X-Wing glider, Epic Games announces a compensation of 1200 V-Bucks.
Take on anything the Island has to throw at you with the trusty Vanguard Squadron X-wing Glider.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 14, 2020
Available in the Shop now! pic.twitter.com/rUyYul4A1S
With this new partnership, Fortnite is proving that it is more than just a popular game, it is an exceptional showcase. With its very discreet advertising, far from being intrusive. Epic Games was able to convince the companies. Companies that are multiplying partnerships, with the assurance of reaching a large audience of millions of potential consumers in a very short time. It would not be surprising if other elements would enrich this partnership in the coming days.
This is not the first Fortnite Star Wars event. Remember the skins of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Sith Trooper and Stromtrooper.. These items were offered during special outings, such as the one for Skywalker's Ascension.
We can also talk about the exclusive scene of Star Wars 9 which was broadcast 3 days before its release in the cinema.It was necessary to connect on Sunday, December 14, in the early evening, to be able to attend the event but it was impossible to kill anyone during the broadcast. A Star Destroyer could also be seen in the sky during the event.
Are we going to have another big collaboration between Fortnite and Disney ?
The universe of marvel is part of Disney, and everything is going very well for a few years now. We've already had the appearance of Thanos that could be controlled with his gauntlet during the release of the movie Avengers : Infinity War in 2018, as well as an event for the movie Avengers : End Game in 2019 or or an event with Deadpool. Today we have the event Nexus War which works very well and is very appreciated by the players. This kind of collaboration allows to rally fans from different universes.
And as you all know, Star Wars is also part of Disney, and the worlds of George Lucas and Epic Games continue to get along and work together since a long time. Can we expect another big event with these two ?
Is Epic games preparing another big event with Star Wars ? If there is a collaboration, it will probably be with the Star Wars universe which is a blockbuster that can be exploited in different ways. We may have the chance to play Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi, Mace Windu and other jedi in order to face Sith such as Darth Maul, Darth Vader or Palpatine.
Fortnite x Star Wars with Darth Vader skin
For the moment, nothing is less sure but Epic Games can surprise us at any time. And why not a new collaboration with another Disney license ? The world of Disney is very large, as we could see with the game Kingdom Hearts which gathers various worlds of Disney, everything can be exploited as long as the fans continue to support the game, and it also brings a diversity of gameplay.
We also know that Epic Games has serious problems with Apple, having the support of a company like Disney is important for the Battle Royale game.
But now, let's enjoy the crossover with the Marvel universe and the very probable arrival of Black Panther and Spider Man. We'll see what Epic Games will offer us afterwards. Check out our collection of Fortnite sweatshirts, useful and fun to wear while you play.