Everything you need to know about the Obi-wan’s arrival in Fortnite
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In celebration of the upcoming Disney Plus series, Fortnite will get an Obi-Wan skin that will be added at the end of May 2022. The in-game skin has been heavily rumored for a while now and was even teased during a Star Wars May 4 trailer earlier this month. They also added the Obi-Wan Cup that allowed players to access the skin early, and even though the tournament has ended, you’re still able to grab the Outfit from the Item Shop. But when will the Obi-Wan cosmetics be added? Here’s what you need to know about the beloved Star Wars character’s inclusion in Fortnite.
When is the Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi skin release date?
The Obi-Wan skin and all accompanying cosmetics will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop on May 26, 2022, at 8 p.m. Eastern. This is just in time for the new Obi-Wan Disney Plus series, which airs on Friday, May 27, focusing on the titular character.
You were previously able to unlock the skin via the Obi-Wan Cup, but the tournament has since concluded.
What’s included in the Fortnite Obi-Wan bundle?
As is typical with major licensed characters like this one, Obi-Wan will come with a character skin, along with a handful of additional cosmetics. Epic Games has yet to reveal the pricing for the items, but there will likely be several options, including a bundle that comes with everything for around 2,600 V-bucks. The Obi-Wan outfit will probably cost around 1,500 V-bucks for those looking to get the skin individually.
To earn V-bucks, you’ll need to purchase them with real money or unlock them by leveling up the battle pass.
Here are all the Obi-Wan cosmetics you can look forward to:
- Obi-Wan Kenobi — Outfit
- Desert Essentials — Back Bling
- Obi-Wan’s Blade — Pickaxe
- Jedi Interceptor — Glider
- Obi-Wan’s Message — Emote
- Kenobi, Surrounded — Loading Screen
Note that these items will only be available for a limited time, so it’s recommended to grab them while you can since it’s unclear if/when Obi-Wan will return to the Item Shop. Typically, Fortnite celebrates Star Wars on May 4 each year, so it’s possible Obi-Wan will return in 2023, but that hasn’t been confirmed. For now, it’s best to grab the Obi-Wan cosmetics ASAP.
When is the Fortnite Obi-Wan Cup start time?
The Obi-Wan Cup began on May 22, 2022, but has since concluded, meaning you’ll have to access the skin and other cosmetics via the Item Shop when they launch on May 26.
The Cup focused on Duos matches that allowed you to gain access to the Obi-Wan cosmetics ahead of the character’s release—so long as your team placed high enough within the tournament. In North America, you had to have ranked within the top 750 on the east coast and the top 250 on the west coast to qualify for the skin. You’ll now have to spend your hard-earned V-bucks to acquire the skin and cosmetics.