Fortnite announces the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup and Item Shop update

Fortnite announces the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup, including a duos event and new related items!
Featured Fortnite Obi Wan Cup Image

Just in time for Obi-Wan’s upcoming series debut, Fortnite has officially announced the Kenobi Cup and a new set of related collectibles. The Kenobi Cup will begin on May 22nd, 2022 for a chance to win the new items early, but they will enter the Item Shop on May 26th, 8 PM eastern time.

Here’s the official tweet, which has finally fixed the bugged link to the blog post:

Fans have been clamoring for the Obi-Wan outfit, and although there’s still no customizable lightsabers just yet, there are plenty of other new items to break down.

Obi-Wan Kenobi set details

Aside from the Obi-Wan skin, players can also expect to find his Desert Essentials Back Bling, Blade Pickaxe, Jedi Interceptor Glider and a Message Emote.

The lot can be purchased individually, or as a bundle. The bundle adds a loading screen of Obi-Wan on the run. The Back Bling isn’t exactly a classic, relating more to the new series on Disney+.

But the ship from Revenge of the Sith is a very nice touch, and one can only hope that the message emote offers some familiar fan service too. Unfortunately, fans are still holding out for a lightsaber pickaxe, or at least Obi-Wan’s lightsaber.

Kenobi Cup breakdown

On May 22nd, the cup will host a duos mode of Battle Royale that features Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles, which were just recently featured in the May the 4th celebration.

Within a regional time window of just three hours, players will only have a 10-match limit to win Obi-Wan Kenobi prizes early. Every elimination rewards one point, while a total victory is worth 25 points.

Unfortunately, newcomers can’t just jump in, because your account level must be at least 50 in the Career tab.

You can read more updates about Fortnite and other hit franchises in our news section!

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino is a novelist and lifelong gamer, born and raised in Southern California. He's been a content writer for over 10 years, and studied film at SMC for 4 years. When he isn't playing shooters, RPGs, or indies, he's reading SFF novels and trying the latest tabletop games.

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