There were rumors of a Fortnite event happening at Risky Reels, and now we know what it is. Epic Games has teamed up with Star Wars to show an exclusive scene from the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker” movie, set to release in theaters on Dec. 20.
Players in-game can currently see a teaser for “Rise of Skywalker” on the Risky Reels movie screen. It opens up with a video that says “This footage has been rated F for Fortnite” followed by all of the details you need to know about the event.
The phrasing of the posters you can see around the map indicate this is not a full blown trailer for the movie. Instead, it will show a scene from the movie that has not yet been released to the public.
How to watch the Star Wars event in Fortnite
Epic Games hasn’t released a ton of details about how the event will unfold. All we know is it will start on December 14th with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. ET and the show starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. It’s not clear what will happen between that half hour, but it seems like you’ll need to get in a game at some point during that time frame.
We assume the game will go into a mode where you are unable to fight others, like what we’ve seen in previous events. What’s not clear is whether you actually need to be near Risky Reels in order to view the trailer. Because if that’s the case, then that will be one very busy location.
In previous events, Risky Reels has displayed videos on its screen. But it looks like Fortnite made some changes to the location, and it now shows a large projector.
This is likely to help people from further away be able to see the scene.
What is happening at the Star Wars event?
This won’t be a trailer for the new movie, but rather a previously unreleased scene from “Rise of Skywalker.” The posters also mention “with J.J. Abrams,” who is the director of the film. While information is limited, it seems as if he’ll have a role in this event as well.
In addition to releasing a trailer, people who participate will be eligible for a special edition Star Wars glider.
Fortnite has previously released other Star Wars items including a Rey, Finn and Sith trooper skins. Also available are a Star Wars emote and banner.