Star Wars seems to come to Fortnite ever year… but when?

Each year, Fortnite releases a plethora of skins, weapons and more that have to do with Star Wars. The popular franchise has been a staple within the Fortnite community for years now, with even LEGO Fortnite getting Star Wars skins in its game. But when will Star Wars return to Fortnite each year?

Luckily, there has been a noticeable trend on when Star Wars returns each year to Fortnite, providing insight on when players can expect the reoccurring collaboration.

Star Wars x Fortnite: When does the collaboration return each year?

Based on past release dates, here is the usual time frame for Star Wars skins and items to be released in Fortnite each year:

  • May 2-4

So why does Star Wars always collaborate with Fortnite around this time? Well, it is a simple answer. May 4 is considered Star Wars Day. The day originated from the phrase "May the fourth be with you," making the day a holiday amongst fans all over the world.

Fortnite has already even released the date for its next Star Wars collaboration, which is May 3, 2024. This leads us to believe that they will continue to keep this trend up.

Last year, the game released an Anakin and Obi-Wan skin during this time period, with more skins released the year before during the same week.

It was only when Fortnite first released a Star Wars collaboration, with skins like Rey and Kylo Ren, that it wasn't on these dates, but during the release of one of the sequel titles.

How long has Star Wars been in Fortnite?

Fortnite first released a Star Wars collaboration back in 2019, just before the release of The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth movie in the Skywalker Saga.

Skins like Rey, Finn and Kylo Renn were included, with even a Storm Trooper available for purchase.

Since then, Fortnite has added a plethora of Star Wars skins and weapons, giving players some of the best content of all time.

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