Fortnite is gearing up for its first ever in-game movie clip, with a debut of new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this weekend. Developer Epic Games announced that the clip would be premiering in-game last week, and offered a few additional details during The Game Awards 2019.
The event will start letting players in on Saturday Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET, which probably means that’s when you’ll be able to hop into a match to get ready for the clip’s premiere. The actual event itself will begin at 2 p.m. ET. Geoff Keighley and Donald Mustard briefly spoke about the event during The Game Awards and made it sound like they would both be in attendance for the event, along with Rise of Skywalker director, J.J. Abrams. This could mean that there’s some kind of pre-show that will go up before the clip, but we can’t be sure on that.
The event will take place at Risky Reels, the location on the Fortnite map with a movie theater. The most likely situation is that Fortnite players will only be able to queue up for a specially designed mode that makes it nearly impossible not to watch the clip. This mode would also likely turn off all damage, just to make sure nothing can distract you from Star Wars.
On the off chance you have to make the in-game trek to the theater yourself, here’s where Risky Reels is at on the map:
Epic Games via Polygon (Original map via Vattenpistol on Reddit)
Any player that participates in the event will also get a special Star Wars-themed glider. The glider is modeled off of the TIE Whisper ship from the series and is apparently the glider that everyone will use when they first jump out of the battle bus for the clip’s premiere. Along with the free glider, there are also several other Star Wars cosmetics currently available in Fortnite.
While most of Fortnite’s other in-game events have gone pretty smoothly, this is likely to be the largest the game has ever seen. That’s probably why Epic has allowed for the 30 minute buffer for everyone to get into games before the actual premiere, so you’ll want to take advantage of that. Jump into a game as early as you can once the option is available, that way you can be sure you won’t miss a thing.
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