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You can only watch the next Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser in Fortnite's in-game movie theatre

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If you're a Star Wars fan who doesn't play Fortnite (opens in new tab), you've got a week to download the free-to-play battle royale and get involved. On December 14, 2019, LucasFilms is releasing a new, exclusive peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab), and there's only one place you'll be able to see it: Fortnite.

Revealed via posters that have popped up within Fortnite's digital world, the event will debut an all-new, previously-unseen scene. Premiering at Fortnite's own Risky Reels drive-in movie theatre, the scene goes live at 2pm ET (that's 7pm UK time), with a special pre-show kicking off half an hour beforehand. 

According to the posters, there'll also be a special guest appearance from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director, J.J. Abrams, too.

"Live from Risky Reels Fortnite Presents: #StarWarsTheRiseOfSkywalker exclusive scene premiere," the tweet from the official Fortnite account teases. "Watch it live on December 14. Doors open at 1:30 PM ET, show begins at 2 PM ET. You won’t want to miss this." 

Sadly, that's pretty much all we know for now... but at least there's not too long to wait, eh? 

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will be available to watch in real-life cinemas from December 19, 2019, in the UK, and December 20 for fans in the US.

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