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Boba Fett Coming to Fortnite

Boba Fett is coming to Fortnite.
Boba Fett is coming to Fortnite. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Boba Fett is coming to Fortnite on Dec. 24, the official Fortnite Twitter account announced Friday.

Fett's arrival fetes, apparently, Disney+ Day rather than Christmas Eve, but that won't make much difference to Fortnite users. The Star Wars bounty hunter best known for falling into a Sarlacc pit in incredibly slapstick fashion within an hour of being introduced as a supreme badass appears to be arriving in Fortnite with his own harvesting tool based on a gaffi stick — the traditional melee weapon of the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine.

Also likely to arrive in Fortnite: Fett's partner Fennec Shand. Shand appears alongside Fett in a promotional image announcing the impending Fett skin release.

Fortnite has had its share of Star Wars collaborations in the past, including skins based on the main characters of the recent Star Wars trilogy and on the protagonists of the runaway hit show "The Mandalorian."

Fett's addition to Fortnite comes as part of a marketing campaign around Disney+'s "Mandalorian" spin-off series, "The Book of Boba Fett." That show, the first to star Boba Fett, premieres on Disney+ on Dec. 29.