If you’ve seen Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker, you know that the film delves into the heart of the matter. From the opening exploration, we learn that not only did Sheev Palpatine, the former Emperor of the Galactic Empire and Dark Lord of the Sith survive his supposed death from Return of the Jedi, he spread a message across the galaxy promising revenge.
Many Star Wars fans were anxious that this focal point of the plot should be excluded from the film. However, it was possible to hear this message. But not in the real movie. Instead, the emperor’s message was broadcast on the Fortnite multiplayer game as part of a special Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker event.
Players disguised as Storm Troppers and other characters from the Star Wars universe have gathered around a series of landing platforms as the iconic Millennium Falcon takes off. Major Plot Point From Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker Left Out Of The Movie Is Shown Only In Fortnite Special Event The Falcon was chased by First Order TIE fighters as it departed.
Then we hear the transmission of Palpatine. The emperor’s distinctive voice rumbles on the air as he promises a condemnation in the name of revenge. Of course, Fortnite is no stranger to special events related to big movies. The game recently made a huge crossover with Avengers Endgame.
Players got to get through the game as several Marvel superheroes as well as the main villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos. If players found the Infinity Stones, they could become Thanos. They could then use the stones to execute his iconic “snap” and eliminate half of the other players on the scene.