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Fortnite Announces Free Star Wars Gift For Players Who Watch This Weekend's Rise Of Skywalker Preview

Fortnite players will have their first chance to watch a scene from the upcoming Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, this weekend, and those who attend the special preview will take home a reward. During The Game Awards, developer Epic revealed that all players who attend this weekend’s in-game Star Wars screening will receive a Tie Whisper Glider for free.

The Star Wars preview takes place this Saturday, December 14, at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET from the in-game location Risky Reels. You’ll need to log into the game before then in order to watch the clip and receive the Tie Whisper Glider. Epic says Risky Reels opens its doors at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET, so players can head in early to get a good seat. Ahead of the screening, new Star Wars skins, emotes, and other cosmetics have also been added to the game.

Prior to The Game Awards, Epic had been teasing that it had a “special announcement” related to Fortnite at the show. There was speculation that the announcement could be an annual pass, after data referring to one was discovered in the game following the recent v11.30 update. Epic responded to the leak by saying it has “no plans” to offer such a pass, although it did apparently consider one.

“We’ve seen discussions around a 2020 Annual Pass as a result of data mining the v11.30 build. Occasionally prototype features make it into our build that end up not being released,” Epic told Eurogamer. “While the 2020 Annual Pass was considered, we have no plans to release it… unlike the Bao Bros [skin].”

Fortnite is currently in the midst of its first season of Chapter 2. The season was originally slated to end this month, but Epic recently announced it is extending the season into February. That means there are still a few weeks left to finish up any outstanding challenges you may have from this season. You can find maps and guides to help you complete all the trickier tasks in our Fortnite Chapter 2 challenges roundup.

The Game Awards brought a ton of other exciting announcements and reveals. You can catch up on all the biggest news from this year’s awards show below.

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