Lo and behold, Star Wars’ most iconic bounty hunter is coming straight to Fortnite next month! According to a recent statement by Epic Games, this new character will be joining the roster sooner than you’d think.
Epic Games stated in a recent post that they’ll be collaborating again with Star Wars, this time bringing everyone’s favorite bounty hunter to the game.
Epic have been working with Star Wars ever since November 2019 rolled around when they added the awesome Imperial Stormtrooper to the mix. That was all a ploy to make the players excited for Respawn’s Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
They’ve also added the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda as soon as Chapter 2 of Season 5 rolled around which has proven to be very successful for both the Fortnite and the Star Wars community as everyone rejoiced after seeing the characters in action.
These characters were available through the Battle Pass and as far as we know, Boba Fett will also be available through this means as well.
According to Epic however, this new update is specifically meant to target the fans of Boba Fett himself as opposed to attracting fans of the series in general.
Since the new Disney+ series Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett is coming up soon, Epic Games and Disney decided that it was about time that they collaborated again as the first couple of times has proven to be so successful.
We even have an exact date for the update! According to Epic Games, this new update will be rolling around on December 29th. At first you will only be able to get your hands on the cosmetics of the character but after five continuous days of quests you will eventually be able to get your hands on Boba Fett’s skin.
There are other bits and pieces of info that they leaked through that original post as well, including the fact that this will be the iconic Mandalorian version from the original series as opposed to it just being a rehash of the new Mandalorian costume.
While definitely different from the other bounty hunter from the Star Wars universe that we’ve seen in the series, if this collaboration does well then we can safely assume that more characters from the Star Wars universe are beset to show up in the game.
There aren’t all that many details regarding the update, we only really have the original post and the teaser pictures to look out for, although we do already know for a fact that his skin will most likely be available through the Battle Pass.
There is also the possibility that his skin will be available through the Item Shop although the chances of that happening are definitely a bit lower than the aforementioned one.
Regardless, with Boba Fett joining the Battle Bus we now have eight Star Wars Characters that are playable in the game, with the rest of them being:
- Imperial Stormtrooper
- Kilo Ren
- Zorii Bliss
- Sith Trooper
- The Mandalorian