Mark Hamill Will Be Playing Fortnite With Ninja This Week

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Mark Hamill has cemented himself as a national treasure. Whether you know him best for being Luke Skywalker or Joker, very few people would say they don’t love them some Mark Hamill. This week, he’ll be helping to further the ongoing crossover between Fortnite and Star Wars. He’ll be sitting down to play some Fortnite with none other than Ninja as part of a special Xbox Sessions event.

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Christmas wish in 3, 2, 1… Wait until you see what @Ninja and I have planned with @FortniteGame and @Xbox on Thursday. It’s going to be….Amazing! (and I’ll try not to make a fool of myself) #XboxPartner

Mark took to twitter this week, announcing that he would be streaming a few games along with Ninja. He also promised he would try not to make a fool of himself, which that remains to be seen. While we don’t have a specific time just yet, we know it’ll be happening on Thursday the 19th, the same day that The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters.

This isn’t the first crossover moment between Star Wars and Fortnite. In fact, J.J. Abrams descended into the world of Fortnite to show off some new footage from Episode 9. To watch, you had to log into Fortnite and head over to Risky Reels where it was showing on the big screen. With only two days remaining, all eyes are officially on The Rise of Skywalker.

Joe’s thoughts: Listen, I may not be the biggest Fortnite fan in the world, but I don’t need to be. This is plenty cool whether I like the game or not. Seeing heroes of mine like Mark Hamill heading into Fortnite to meet the new younger fans at their level is AWESOME! Moves like this will help ensure a whole new generation wanting to grow up to be Jedi, and that’s the brilliance behind it. I don’t need Mark Hamill to come talk to me for me to go see Episode IX. No force on heaven or earth will stop me from seeing it. But plenty of people in the younger audience haven’t had that introduction yet, and this is a great move for them.

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Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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