How and When to Watch the Fortnite Star Wars Scene at Risky Reels


by in Fortnite | Dec, 9th 2019

After weeks of teasing and various reveals, Epic Games, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced yet another collaboration. The three massive companies are coming together to promote the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker in Fortnite.

One of, if not the biggest, movies this year is releasing this month and one of the biggest video games in the world is providing players a first look at what is to come. Fans of both properties will have an exclusive chance to check out part of the movie ahead of its official release in less than two weeks.

The final trailer for Rise of Skywalker has already dropped for fans to check out online, but there are still more teases for the movie to come. This week, players will have the chance to check out an exclusive scene from the upcoming film.

Exclusive Star Wars Scene Shown in Fortnite

You won’t see the scene online on YouTube or as a commercial for a sports game. Instead, you are going to be able only to see it pop up ahead of the movie in Fortnite. There is an exclusive Fortnite Star Wars scene shown this week.

The action will all happen in-game and players who log in during that time will have the chance to watch it all happen live with everyone else. In a way, the special Fortnite Star Wars scene event will be like going to the movies with a whole bunch of other players who share your same interests.

It all begins this weekend. Epic Games and Disney will show the exclusive scene live for all players who show up to watch it. In this way, it will be the latest live experience in battle royale, joining the likes of other major events in the past.

This is a truly momentous occasion as, sure, the scene will likely be live streamed by players around the world and be available for viewing after that. Still, there is something extraordinary about this event. There is nothing like this that has happened in the game before now.

Of course, you’re going to want to watch the event as it happens in the game live and we’ve got your back on exactly how to do so. It all begins on the day of the event, Saturday, December 14. The actual viewing will be made at 11 am PT (2 pm ET) but there is more to it than just that.

How and Where to Watch the Fortnite Star Wars Scene

How it will work is that there is likely going to be a special playlist that will show up in the game only at that time. The playlist will be known as something related to the scene’s premiere and this will be the way that players will have the opportunity to watch it live.

Epic Games notes that the doors for the event will open at approximately 10:30 am PT (1:30 pm ET), which is around 30 minutes before the actual showing itself. The developer is treating this as an actual in-person event with a whole premiere schedule and everything.

The Fortnite Star Wars scene will likely have its playlist go live around the same time that Epic Games is touting as the “doors opening.” So, if you want to hang out with other players and enjoy the time before the showing, you will have the chance to join the playlist about 30 minutes beforehand.

You will be able to access the special game mode playlist from the main lobby for battle royale. On your platform of choice, you will want to change the match mode that you are using to the new playlist that will likely have something to do with Risky Reels.

After all, Risky Reels is going to be the location for the event. The landmark location (previously a named location on the old island) will be the spot for checking out this exclusive Fortnite Star Wars scene premiere. When you get into the playlist, you will want to head for Risky Reels as soon as possible.

It is here that the scene will be shown off on the big screen there for all players who show up to watch. If you don’t know where Risky Reels is, you can find this landmark location west of Frenzy Farms on the new island introduced in Chapter 2, Season 1.

We found out recently that something was up with Risky Reels, but we weren’t sure exactly what it was until now. In a recent update for the game, Risky Reels began to change. Cars parked in front of the outdoor movie screen were removed to leave a lot of open space.

This led many to speculate some construction going on that would lead to an expanded or changed landmark location. However, we now know that the changes made were to make room for all the players who will be showing to watch the Fortnite Star Wars scene.

If you are interested in checking out the entire event for yourself on Saturday afternoon, we recommend that you show up in the playlist five to 10 minutes before the start of the show. This is to make sure that you have no trouble getting to Risky Reels in time.

We suspect that a lot (and we mean a lot) of players will be showing up for the occasion. Be sure to get in before any server issues or the like causes potential problems for players logging in. This is especially so if you are trying to meet up with friends or want to stream the event.

This is a scene from the movie, so we do suspect it will only be two or three minutes at the most. This is still an exciting moment for everyone who is looking forward to its release and is the latest iteration of the live experience that Epic Games has been doing for seasons now.

Previous experiences include the monster and giant robot fight that happened in an earlier season, a concert that was live exclusively in the game and the black hole event that saw the previous island be sucked up and destroyed right as players were playing the game. Stay tuned for the Fortnite Star Wars event this Saturday, December 14, at 11 am PT.

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