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Nick FarrellMay 1, 2024

Fortnite Patch 29.40: Star Wars Event, Patch Notes, New Weapons and More

Fortnite is once again gearing up to release a brand new event in the form of Star Wars, and this time around it's looking incredible. 

Here's what you need to know. 

Fortnite Patch 29.40: Star Wars Event, Patch Notes, New Weapons and More

The brand update is going to be released on May 3rd, and the battle royal portion is going to implement the following content. 


Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca has been captured and it’s up to you to rescue him! To save him from the claws of the Empire, you’ll need to head to a specific Imperial Roadblock. (The one he’s at changes each match!) Chewbacca will cheer after being liberated, then follow you into battle with his trusty Bowcaster.

Fortnite Chewbacca


Who says Wookiees should have all the fun? Chewbacca will hand you your own Wookiee Bowcaster as a thanks for rescuing him! You can also find one inside Imperial Chests at Imperial Roadblocks across the Island. With this weapon equipped, shoot individual quarrels quickly or charge up a heavier, explosive shot. 

Fortnite Wookie Bowcaster

You’ll like this thing. 


Don’t underestimate the power of the dark side.

Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers will be returning to the BR Island in the Lambda Shuttle, which will touch down in one of three set landing zones each match. Defeat Vader in battle and you’ll be able to pick up his lightsaber. Use Darth Vader’s Lightsaber to block incoming fire and swing at enemies, and even throw it at your opponents!

Fortnite Darth Vader's Lightsaber

With Stormtroopers come their E-11 Blasters. Grab these returning weapons from defeated Stormtroopers or from Imperial Chests at Vader’s landing sites.

Fortnite E11 Blaster

Try not to miss.


Put your Bowcaster and Blaster skills to the test to complete Battle Royale’s Star Wars Quests! You’ll receive a Battle Pass Level Up for completing five of these Quests, and the AWR Pack Back Bling for completing ten. 

Fortnite AWR Back Bling

Battle Royale’s Star Wars Quests will be released in two phases during the crossover: the first on May 3 at 9 AM ET and the second at 9 AM ET on May 7.

The Star Wars bash in Battle Royale, including the Quests, will end May 14 at 9 AM ET!


  • The Star Wars crossover gameplay features are not included in tournaments.

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