To celebrate the arrival of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plusepicgames ad that the mighty Jedi will land on Fortnite. After a wave of rumours, Obi-Wan will be available in the in-game item shop from May 27 and will arrive with a retro backpack, pickaxe and a glider inspired by the Delta-7 spacecraft.
The backpacking accessory is inspired by retro Star Wars design and includes gadgets like his binoculars, a pickaxe knife or his trusty lightsaber. In addition to the above, the Obi-Wan Message Gesture is included, which will show an important transmission, as well as a loading screen inspired by the Disney Plus series for those who purchase the entire package.
The Jedi Master’s costume and its accessories can be purchased from the item shop, although there is a trick to unlock it earlier. Those who compete in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup they will be able to access the outfit before anyone else. The tournament starts on sunday may 22Today players will be able to compete for duos in a maximum of 10 Battle Royale matches.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup will have a duration of three hours where the goal will be to get the most points to go up in the ranking. The prize is defined by the region and the final position, for example, in Europe the first 1,250 classified will have access to the suit and the backpacking accessory.
If you do not get a good score, you will have to wait until the night of May 26 (Mexico and Argentina) or the morning of May 27 if you live in Spain. Local prices for the retro suit and backpack were not confirmed, although it is mentioned on the Cup rules page that they have an estimated value of 20 dollars.
With Obi-Wan Kenobi, ‘Fortnite’ shows how powerful it is to jump on the train of hype
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s arrival in Fortnite is an example of the strategy of Epic Games and Disney by capitalize on the fever surrounding the new series from DisneyPlus. Gone are the disastrous days when movie-based video games coincided with theatrical release. Although some unwary people fell into the trap, in the end they realized how bad these adaptations were.
In case of Fortnite is different, because by becoming a global phenomenon was positioned as the most effective virtual showcase. Dozens of companies or artists seek to make crossovers in the popular shooting game and Disney is one of the success stories.
Whether fans of the series are motivated to download Fortnite to get on the hype train, or for gamers to make the leap to Disney Plus. In both cases, Disney and Epic Games will make millions of dollars.