Fortnite players, skin collectors and Star Wars fans listen up! EA Games and Epic Games are doing a collaboration. If you purchase the new space fighter Star Wars: Squadrons, you will receive an exclusive X-Wing Fighter glider skin.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 has been popping off with its Marvel-themed skins and why not bring back another famous Disney IP to Fortnite. Enter Star Wars, but this is not the first time Fortnite was visited from a Galaxy far, far away. As you may know, there are already Kylo Ren and Rey Skywalker skins in Fortnite along with a Y-Wing Bomber glider skin. So if you are a Star Wars fan, you definitely need to add the new X-Wing glider to your skin collection.
There are two ways to purchase the X-Wing as of September 15, 2020:
- Pre-Order Star Wars: Squadrons off the Epic Games store for €39.99
- Buy it from the Fortnite item shop for 1,200 V-Bucks
According to the Epic Games Store, the “Star Wars: Squadrons includes the Fortnite Vanguard Squadrons X-wing Glider for FREE until October 1st, 2021 @ 11:59pm ET.” It’s a limited time offer so if you were looking to purchase Star Wars: Squadrons then why not get the skin for free.
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A Bit About Squadrons
Obviously the game is set in the Star Wars universe. It takes place in the era after the Return of the Jedi film and the game concludes the Galactic Civil War. The gameplay of Star Wars: Squadrons is split into three game modes: Story, Fleet Battles and Dogfights.
In story mode, you can play as a pilot on either side of the Empire or the Republic. Fleet Battles are an objective-based online mode where each squadron fights for control of space with the goal of destroying the enemy flagship (sounds a bit like a MOBA style game). Dogfight is a simple 5v5 deathmatch where you see who is the better fighter pilot. Whatever game mode you play, you will get to fly the iconic ships seen in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Squadrons releases October 2 on PS4, XBox and PC. Pre-order it and live out your fighter pilot dreams with the X-Wing glider skin but on the Fortnite battlefield.