June 4, 2022 21:30 Fortnite has just teased Darth Vader for the next season of the game in the Collision event. The article has been updated to reflect this.
When it comes to Fortnite, Epic Games’ huge battle royale shooter, there’s always a new pop culture content collaboration to look forward to. In the past we’ve seen Robocop, Naruto, Spider-Man, and Rey Skywalker all feature – and the Obi-Wan Kenobi skin release date is finally here. Now, it looks like the upcoming Fortnite Collision event is going to lead to one of the most exciting collaborations yet. Yes, a Darth Vader skin is coming to Fortnite – and Epic Games has all-but confirmed it.
Ahead of the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 live event start time, Epic Games has taken to social media to share a brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi skin trailer to celebrate the cosmetic bundle’s release. For the most part, this new trailer is just Epic Games showcasing the Obi-Wan Kenobi skin in-game; however, it ends with an exciting teaser that suggests we’re getting another lightsaber-wielding character as a cosmetic soon.
Of course, we’re talking about Darth Vader – Obi-Wan Kenobi’s former Padawan, brother in arms, and ultimate nemesis. Now that the Collision event has ended, it looks like the stars are going to align with Darth vader joining Fortnite in the new season alongside his first appearance in the Disney Plus series.
If you want to see all of this for yourself, you can check out the Obi-Wan Kenobi skin release trailer below, as well as the tease for the Darth Vader skin for Fortnite.
Fortnite just teased that Darth Vader will be coming to the game. pic.twitter.com/qxw3TERWPy
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) June 4, 2022
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is officially in the Item Shop! pic.twitter.com/gcqP1gDo8B
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 27, 2022
The claims that Darth Vader is coming to Fortnite after the Collision event – in Chapter 3 Season 3 – aren’t unfounded. This character has been rumoured to be appearing in Chapter 3 Season 3 for months now and recent leaks, which several reputable sources suggest are accurate, practically confirm this, alongside the tease from the Collision event.
As you can see below, it appears as though Darth Vader is going to be available towards the end of the Chapter 3 Season 3 battle pass – much like how Doctor Strange was made available in Chapter 3 Season 2, or Spider-Man in the season prior.
RUMOR: FIRST LOOK AT THE CHAPTER 3 – SEASON 3 BATTLE PASS!!
This was posted on 4chan last night, the chance of it being fake is EXTREMELY low. pic.twitter.com/CcTMkuELpM
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) May 25, 2022
Indiana Jones, another Lucasfilm IP, could also be coming to Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 3 in a similar capacity to how the Prowler was released as a mid-season content update in Chapter 3 Season 2. Of course, take this with a pinch of salt until we know more – but, it looks like Darth Vader is all-but confirmed as the first bit of content we know about coming to the battle royale after the Fortnite Collision event.