A journey from 1977 until now….it’s taken over 40 years for the original Star Wars Sage to reach its end, and it’s bowing out in the most 2019 manner possible: by previewing a piece of itself in Fortnite. But how?
Everything you’ve heard is true: Lucasfilm is showing off an advance clip from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker within Fortnite. Dataminers discovered something was up when they found some kind of codenamed event buried in the ones and zeroes, temporarily called “Galileo.” Now that the cat is out of the bag, the posters are up: go to the Risky Reels drive-in at the far northeast corner of the island, and you’ll spot advertisements like the above.
This is where you’ll want to be at 1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific next Saturday. The event officially starts at that time, but the clip itself won’t actually play until 2 PM / 11 AM. The long lead time is meant to give everyone a chance to make it there. We also hear director JJ Abrams might make an appearance too.
The Star Wars Episode 9: Rise Of Skywalker event happens in Fortnite December 14. Miss it, and experience more regret than a 1999 geek who wanted two weeks outside a theater for Phantom Menace. (Wasn’t me.)