This Obi-Wan Kenobi Fortnite outfit is the Star Wars skin you're looking for

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Fortnite skin and its accessories
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Fortnite skin was released May 26, 2022. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Downloading Fortnite's latest Star Wars skin will be your first step into a larger (battle royale) world.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, decked in his Jedi glory from the new Disney Plus (opens in new tab) series that drops today (May 27), is available for a brief time in the Fortnite shop.

Old Ben is available for 1,600 V-bucks by himself, although you can pick up a 2,200 V-Buck bundle with him, a Jedi Interceptor glider, an exclusive loading screen and a hologram with Ewan McGregor's voice. (1,000 V-bucks is $7.99 USD).

Each of the items (aside from the loading screen) is available separately, although sadly, a lightsaber is not included as a playable weapon. But the good news is Obi-Wan does follow a lot of other Star Wars content this month in the battle royale game.

If you're looking for some real-life Fortnite gear for your gamer, by the way, check out our Fortnite Nerf gun deals guide to loot up for your next Loop.

Fortnite released a skin featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 26, 2022, timing it for the first season of the Disney Plus series "Obi-Wan Kenobi." (Image credit: Epic Games)

Obi-Wan follows a slew of Star Wars characters in Fortnite re-released in briefly for Star Wars Day on May 4: Imperial Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Zorii Bliss, Finn, Rey, Sith Trooper, Boba Fett, Fennec Shan and Krrsantan.

For several weeks, players could use lightsabers in-game. There even was a special Obi-Wan Cup tournament Sunday (May 22) where players could compete for a chance to earn the Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit and Desert Essentials Back Bling early.

It's best to snag our Jedi Master quickly if you can do so, as Star Wars skins can go years between re-releasing on Fortnite. Epic Games, which runs Fortnite, had no Star Wars content at all during May 4, 2021.

Also remember that Fortnite (opens in new tab) does not include any content (Star Wars-themed or otherwise) released as part of past Battle Passes, which cost 950 V-Bucks each. This means Mando and Baby Yoda, fan favorites from the Star Wars-filled Season 2, Chapter 5 that ran during winter 2020-21, will not be available again.

Whether you support the dark or light side of the Force, we've rounded up some other Star Wars deals for this week. The best Lego Star Wars sets include timeless content for all ages. Also check out the best Star Wars gifts and deals; it is your destiny.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, as featured by Ewan McGregor in the Disney Plus series debuting May 27, 2022. (Image credit: Disney Plus)

The battle royale uses space often in its storyline, including a spacefaring Ariana Grande, a "J.B. Chimpanski" space explorer and quests involving ancient astronauts. A season finale in 2019 even included a black hole swallowing the map whole.

The next season finale for Chapter 3, Season 2 is set for June 4 (opens in new tab) and rumor is there will be a mech and some kind of an icy moon involved in the island battle.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace