Fortnite welcomes Boba Fett for the holidays

Fennec and Boba chill out
(Image credit: Epic Games / LucasFilms)

Boba Fett is stopping by Fortnite (opens in new tab) for the holidays.

The news came as part of yesterday's Disney Plus Day, and confirmed that "Boba Fett will be making his arrival on the Island on December 24, 2021 at 7pm ET". The collaboration marks the upcoming Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett (opens in new tab).

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It's not yet clear what, exactly, Boba Fett will be doing when he reaches Fortnite, though, as right now there's no further information on what the crossover involves. That said, the single promotional image that accompanied the news suggests Fennec Shand will also be making an appearance. Watch this space, eh?

For those who've been playing Fortnite for a while now, Fett's appearance shouldn't be too surprising - fellow bounty hunter Din Djarin was available for a special question last year (thanks, NME (opens in new tab)).

That's not the only new recruit, either, as we recently reported that Fortnite is adding its first League of Legends character, Jinx (opens in new tab), AKA The Loose Cannon.

The collaboration comes in celebration of last weekend's premiere of the League of Legends Arcane Netflix (opens in new tab) animated series, which features Jinx as one of its main characters. In Epic Games' first crossover with Riot Games – as well as marking the first time a League of Legends character has appeared in a non-Riot game – Jinx is currently available Fortnite's in-game shop. 

"Riot Games is one of the world’s best developers and creators of groundbreaking entertainment franchises," said Epic Games' Steve Allison at the time. "We’re excited they’ve chosen to partner with us to bring their titles to millions of new players through the Epic Games Store."

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Vikki Blake
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