Chapter 3 Season 3 could be Star Wars-Themed

A number of sources, including Donald Mustard, Fortnite data-miners and Epic themselves, seem to suggest that Fortnite's next Season could be Star Wars-themed. Here's everything we know so far, broken down below:

Darth Vader Folder

During the recent State of Unreal broadcast, the camera briefly panned to the screen of a Fortnite developer, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the game. Eagle-eyed viewers quickly noticed the long list of folders to the right of the screen, one of which was named "C3S3_VADER". The first part of this name, "C3S3", indicates it's linked to the next Season of Fortnite. The folder appears above another named "CandyApple" - which is the code name for Captain America, further suggesting the it's related to a Season 3 cosmetic.

A small collection of the folders spotted on-screen

Donald Mustard

Epic Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard often teases upcoming Fortnite crossovers through posts on social media. Recently, a number of posts have been shared to Instagram with subtle references towards Star Wars:

R2-D2 figure spotted in the background of a video where Mustard talks about Fortnite's storyline.
Post shared containing the early build stage of a Lego Star Wars AT-AT
C-3PO and Chewbacca were featured in a post just one day ago

Lightsabers Re-added

Fortnite also re-added the Star Wars Lightsabers and First Order Blaster Rifle back to the files in the recent v20.00 update, meaning they will return in the near future. The special items were originally removed after their final appearance in-game following Star Wars Day 2020.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series will debut on May 27th, only one week before Chapter 3 Season 3 of Fortnite is set to begin. This close timing has lead some to believe that a Star Wars-themed live event could take place in the final week of Season 2.

Credit: Lucasfilm

Even if Season 3 isn't Star Wars-themed, a collaboration with the space opera will happen during Season 2 instead. As is the case with many Fortnite leaks and theories, details of the upcoming Star Wars collaboration may be inaccurate. As we get closer to the end of Season 2, it's likely that more information will be shared.

We'll keep you updated.

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