The new Star Wars glider arrived in Fortnite, called Squadron X-Wing. Epic Games has collaborated with several different companies over the past two years. We've seen countless collaborations with Marvel, as well as with DC, Stranger Things, John Wick and more.
Just as we saw Epic collaborate with companies to promote games. Epic did this with its own Battle Breakers game, as well as with Borderlands. More recently, they collaborated with Marvel for their new Avengers game. Players can unlock a free Hulk pick if they complete some challenges during the closed or open beta.
In December, Epic Games collaborated with Star Wars. The collaboration included a live event with JJ Abrams, the director of the Star Wars films. Players also had a chance to complete the challenges, with a total of five challenges to complete.
As with all Fortnite collaborations, players can also purchase cosmetics. Kylo Ren, Zorii Bliss, Rey, Finn and Sith Trooper were all Star Wars skins in Fortnite available for purchase during and after the Star Wars event in Fortnite.
How to get the new Star Wars glider
In the last Fortnite update, v14.10, several Star Wars cosmetics were updated. Thereafter, dataminers said that Star Wars Fortnite cosmetics would return to the item store and that there would likely be some new Star Wars cosmetics that would be added in the future.
With the new Star Wars: Squadrons game on the way, many assumed that there would be some sort of Fortnite-related promotion for this new game. At the last minute, a new Star Wars glider was launched, called Vanguard Squadron X-wing.
The new Star Wars glider is an epic rarity with the description “stay without fear until the end”. Being an item of epic rarity, which means it will probably cost 1.200 V-Bucks if you decide to buy it from the Fortnite Item Shop.
How to get it for free?
For those who pre-order the Star Wars: Squadrons game, players will receive the Vanguard Squadron X-wing Glider for free. Star Wars: Squadrons will be released on October 2 and players have until October 1, 2020 to purchase the game and then enter Fortnite to receive the glider for free.
What do you think of this new glider? Is it worth the 1.200 V-Bucks?
See also: Iron Man Stark Industries in Fortnite.