Could Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi be making an appearance in Fortnite? Epic Games certainly seems to be teasing this fan favorite Star Wars character after releasing their gameplay video for May the 4th. If you’re looking for Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi skin details, you’ve come to the right place.
Fortnite has been teasing new Star Wars content in lieu of Star Wars Day on May 4, 2022. Not only has Epic Games added back lightsabers into the game for two weeks, but they’ve also brought back favorite Star Wars skins in the Item Shop to purchase. You can once again purchase Rey, Finn, Boba Fett, and other Star Wars characters if you haven’t already.
On this article, we’ll talk about the Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi skin. When its possible release date will come and other potential upcoming characters.
Is Obi-Wan Kenobi Coming to Fortnite? (Updated)
Obi-Wan Kenobi is finally coming to the Fortnite Item Shop on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The celebration that took place on May 4th brought his lightsaber to the Island and provided players with a quick glimpse of his presence. The rumors and speculations are correct.
In addition to the Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit, these intergalactic items are also available in the Item Shop:
Desert Essentials Back Bling (included with the Outfit): An assortment of tools perfect for living an isolated existence on a remote desert planet.
Obi-Wan’s Blade Pickaxe: An elegant harvesting tool for a more civilized age.
Jedi Interceptor Glider: Your new fighter has arrived.
Obi-Wan’s Message Emote: An important transmission…
These items are available individually or together in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Bundle. This bundle also includes the Kenobi, Surrounded Loading Screen.
You have the option of purchasing the Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit, Desert Essentials Back Bling, Obi-Blade Wan’s Pickaxe, Jedi Interceptor Glider, and Obi-Emote Wan’s separately or as part of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Bundle.
It is most likely that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be coming to Fortnite. There are several indicators that Epic is planning to add Obi-Wan to Fortnite sometime in the future.
One indicator is the end of the gameplay video on their page showing a man in brown Jedi robes similar to what Obi-Wan wielding Obi-Wan’s iconic lightsaber. Epic Games have stated that their bringing back lightsabers into the game. Lightsabers specifically belonging to Mace Windu (purple), Kylo Ren (red with crossguards), Luke Skywalker (green), and a blue lightsaber they bluntly state out belongs to Obi-Wan.
While blue lightsabers were around during the December 2019 Star Wars crossover with Fortnite, that lightsaber specifically belonged to Rey. This is the first time they’ve added Obi-Wan’s lightsaber. Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean that Obi-Wan is coming since Luke Skywalker and Mace Windu skins aren’t in Fortnite either.
Another indicator is what Epic Games said for acquiring the E-11 Blaster Rifle. According to their page, you can get an E-11 Blaster Rifle by going to the checkpoints Stormtroopers have set up “in search of Obi-Wan.”
It seems that Epic Games is being rather thorough in including Obi-Wan in a crossover that doesn’t explicitly included him yet. While these aren’t concrete evidences that Obi-Wan is coming, it’s sure alarming that Epic decided to namedrop Obi-Wan specifically in lieu if his upcoming show.
And it doesn’t stop with Obi-Wan. There are even rumors that Darth Vader will be coming after Obi-Wan to Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 3. During the Unreal Engine 5 livestream where Epic “accidentally” shown a screen of files names for upcoming Fortnite skins which included Darth Vader, Doom Slayer, Indiana Jones, and Family Guy.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Skin Release Date in Fortnite (Updated)
Obi-Wan Kenobi is finally coming to the Fortnite Item Shop on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM PST / 1:00AM BST!
It’s expected that Obi-Wan Kenobi skin will release around Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. The Obi-Wan Kenobi show will begin airing on Disney+ this May 27 so we can expect Fortnite to release the Obi-Wan skin sometime around that date.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi skin could also come to Fortnite earlier. From May 3 to May 17 players can wield lightsabers as part of the game’s crossover with Star Wars. Epic Games may announce an Obi-Wan skin before the event is over.
How to Get Obi-Wan Kenobi Skin in Fortnite
You can buy the Obi-Wan Kenobi skin in the Fortnite Item Shop when it releases. This isn’t dissimilar to how Epic Games sold other Star Wars characters. We aren’t sure of the price, but we expect it to be 1,500 V-Bucks like the other skins.
Approximate retail value of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” skin and Back Bling is $20 USD.
Like any other skins, the Obi-Wan skin will only be available for a certain period of time so be sure to get it when you have the chance.
Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup
Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi still has one more Jedi trick under his sleeve. Take part in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup for Battle Royale Duos on Sunday, May 22, 2022 for a chance to acquire the Obi-Wan Kenobi Outfit and the Desert Essentials Back Bling early!
You have a long journey ahead of you, but you won’t have to go through it alone if you enter the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup. Take part in this Battle Royale Duos tournament with a friend. In addition, both lightsabers and E-11 blaster rifles will be available for use throughout this tournament.
Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup Match Placements and Points
Fortnite Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup’s ranked, competitive mode is composed of three (3) leagues, separated into ten (10) divisions as follows:
Open League: Division I (0 – 399 Hype points (“Hype”))
Open League: Division II (400 – 799 Hype)
Open League: Division III (800 -1,199 Hype)
Open League: Division IV (1,200 – 1,999 Hype)
Contender League: Division I (2,000 – 2,999 Hype)
Contender League: Division II (3,000 – 4,999 Hype)
Contender League: Division III (5,000 – 7,499 Hype)
Champion League: Division I (7,500 – 9,999 Hype)
Champion League: Division II (10,000 – 14,999 Hype)
Champion League: Division III (15,000+ Hype)
With so many iconic Star Wars characters having entered the Fortnite universe, we’re sure to be greeted with more to come. We hope this article answered your question of whether Obi-Wan Kenobi will be in Fortnite. If you’re interested, we have other Fortnite content for you to check out.