How to watch Fortnite’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker event – CNET
Fortnite isn’t just one of the most popular video games right now, it’s also an ideal place to promote a film. This weekend, players will be able to jump in a match and see a new clip from.
The popular battle royale game will play host to never-before-seen footage from The Rise of Skywalker during an in-game event on Saturday. Director J.J. Abrams himself will introduce the clip from the film.
This isn’t the first time Fortnite has had a crossover with a major movie. For the release of , Fortnite added a limited-time where players could transform into Thanos once they get their hands on the Infinity Gauntlet. Back in May, were added to celebrate John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. were added this past November, although that was a tie-in with the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game.
When does the Rise of Skywalker event start?
The Rise of Skywalker event starts at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Saturday, Dec. 14. Developer Epic Games said the doors will open at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT so players can join earlier.
How to watch
Like the previous iOS devices so anyone can join once they’ve logged onto the game., players will need to join a Fortnite match in order to participate. Fortnite is available for free on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and and
What Epic has done previously is create a special mode just for the event. As mentioned earlier, the developer advised players to join early as the servers can be overburdened by the sheer number of people trying to log on right as the event starts.
The footage will be shown at the drive-in at Risky Reels. The location is easy to find on the game’s map, and Epic already organized the area for the big premiere.