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Fortnite rumor — The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda to be unlockable characters in season 5

The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda may be characters in the next season of Fortnite. Here’s what we know

The Child and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in ‘The Mandalorian.’ Pedro Pascal celebrated after ‘The Mandalorian’ was nominated for the Golden Globes.
The Child and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in ‘The Mandalorian.’
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It looks like Fortnite might get a makeover from “The Mandalorian” with its upcoming season, if the reported leaks are to be believed.

What’s happening:

Early leaks for the fifth season of Fortnite — the battle royale video game — appear to suggest the new season will feature Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) with the Child (Baby Yoda).

One such leak shows a poster for the fifth season, which shows the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda heading for the island of Fortnite.

Another leak appeared to show off images of the new Fortnite subscription service, which gives gamers virtual currency, a costume bundle and the Battle Pass for $11.99 per month. Another image appeared to show the Mandalorian as a secret skin of the new season.

It’s unclear if the Mandalorian will be a playable character in the new season. Fortnite leaks tend to turn out to be accurate in most cases. Sometimes little rumors don’t pan out. But leaked photos and images have a good track record for happening.

‘Star Wars’ in Fortnite

“Star Wars” has had an influence in the Fortnite universe before. Back in November 2019, Fortnite added a new stormtrooper character ahead of the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • The game later added skins for Finn, Rey, a red Sith Trooper and a First Order TIE fighter glider, The Verge reports.
  • Fortnite also included a radio transmission from Palpatine, which was later referenced in the actual “Star Wars” film, according to SlashFilm.