How To Unlock the Stormtrooper Skin For Fortnite
UPDATE: If you want to grab the Stormtrooper skin in Fortnite, you can do so in the in-game shop right now. It's available for 1,500 V-Bucks.
ORIGINAL STORY: It’s a pretty big launch day for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, especially to fans that have been waiting for a huge singleplayer adventure in the series’ timeline. But you can score a neat little bonus for a different game by purchasing it. And that’s Fortnite.
Yes, surprisingly enough, there’s an unlockable bonus Stormtrooper skin for Fortnite, and not Respawn’s own Apex Legends. And, no, it won’t affect your aim, as you can hit enemies pretty well with them.
So how do you get this lovely little skin for Epic Games’ hit? Well, there are a few simple steps to take.
Epic Games Store Holds the Key
First off, head over to the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order page over on Epic Games Store. It’s here that you’ll see the special offer, highlighted below.
All you need to do is purchase Jedi: Fallen Order on the Epic Games Store page. Then, the next time you start up Fortnite and log in to your account, you’ll see the Imperial Stormtrooper skin rarin’ to go.
And this counts for either version of Fallen Order. You can either purchase the Standard Edition or the special Deluxe Edition, with a digital artbook, a behind-the-scenes bonus video, and cosmetic skins. Once checked out, you’ll see a confirmation that the game is good to go, along with your Stormtrooper skin. (This also carries across all platforms, provided you sign in to the same Fortnite account with them.)
How Long Do I Have To Get the Skin?
For those wondering just how limited time an offer this Stormtrooper skin is, we’ve got some good news. It’s currently good through November 30, 2020, which means you have over a year to purchase it. But, of course, why would anyone wait that long?
There’s more information on this page. It notates that the Stormtrooper skin will be in your Fortnite locker once added. Keep in mind, though, that you cannot be sneaky about this and ask for a refund on Jedi. If you do, you lose the skin.
Will the Skin Be Available For Purchase Otherwise?
Finally, let’s say you aren’t particularly in the mood to purchase Jedi: Fallen Order to get the skin, or prefer another format. Can you still get the Stormtrooper costume?
Epic Games does make it clear that the skin will be available “from time to time,” but didn’t give a specific frame. If you want it guaranteed, you’ll need to purchase Fallen Order.
This does suggest potential crossover content between Star Wars and Fortnite in the future, but nothing’s been confirmed yet. If you want that Stormtrooper goodness, head here.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now for PC, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4.