Epic Games announced another collaboration yesterday with the release of the Imperial Stormtrooper skin in the Fortnite Item Shop.

There’s already been several Fortnite collaborations over the past two years. The collaborations include Marvel Avengers, John Wick, Borderlands, Batman and more. After the Fortnite Item Shop updated last night, players noticed that it was set to rotate again in five hours.

Once the shop reset, Epic Games announced the arrival of the Imperial Stormtrooper skin in the Fortnite Item Shop. The skin was announced in a teaser video that was posted on the Fortnite Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages which you can check out below:

Epic recently changed the rarity of all the cosmetics that have been available from collaborations from Epic or Legendary to their own rarity. For example, the cosmetics from the Fortnite X Marvel collaboration have the “Marvel” rarity.

The Imperial Stormtrooper skin has “Star Wars” as it’s rarity and is available for 1,500 V-Bucks. The description of the skin is “war the armor of an Imperial Stormtrooper” and is part of the Original Trilogy set. The skin cannot be gifted to other players.

Imperial Stormtrooper Fortnite Skin
Imperial Stormtrooper Fortnite Skin

The collaboration likely won’t end there. Similar to the Borderlands Mayhem and Batman collaborations, there were challenges and the Mayhem collaboration included a new POI.

Players noticed after the announcement of the Imperial Stormtrooper skin that the Star Destroyer could be noticed in the sky.

Star Destroyer Fortnite
Star Destroyer Fortnite

According to dataminers, the ship will appear on the map at some point. It’s not known whether Star Destroyer will land on the map and will be available to enter, or whether it will pointlessly remain in the air.

Fortnite Star Destroyer
Fortnite Star Destroyer

We’ll probably have to wait until next week’s v11.20 Fortnite update to know whether this collaboration will include more than just the Star Destroyer appearing in the sky and the Imperial Stormtrooper skin.

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We will need to use the force

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you mean: force we need to use. (yoda)

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I know he isn’t the type to fight at all but I would love a C3PO skin, maybe with a R2D2 pet back bling, similar to the Claptrap one, or maybe a back bling that’s broken C3PO in his sack, Yoda back bling? Darth Vader? the Star Wars universe is rich with all sorts of characters, even just from the Original Trilogy alone, so it’ll be fun to see what they decide to pick to include as cosmetics! :-]

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You would certainly friggin hope there would be some type of event where you could get something more than just one single item. It’s unfortunate to say that you never know for sure until the next patch.