A new event will let players get the iconic “New Hope” appearance of Princess Leia in honor of May the 4th.
May the 4th should really be a national holiday where every major cable network broadcasts every Star Wars movie in chronological order. This way everyone can sleep in through the prequel films and then wake up just in time for Episode 4: A New Hope.
Speaking of New Hope, you can now acquire Princess Leia’s iconic double-side-bun look from the very first Star Wars film ever made for Star Wars Battlefront II.
The May The Fourth special event in Battlefront II is a pretty simple one. Called “Capital Supremacy”, it requires plays to collectively achieve 4 million command post captures. Every time a command post is captured, another command post gets contributed to the 4 million captures goal. Simple, right?
After the 4 millionth capture, the Princess Leia New Hope skin unlocks and is delivered to every player's inventory via crate provided they log in during the event. Which runs from May 1st to May 6th at 11:59 PM CET.
Fittingly, that 4 million captures goal was completed on May the 4th, so now every Battlefront II player can log in and get their Princess Leia New Hope skin. Playing the game with a pair of cinnamon rolls taped to the side of your head is only a single log in away.
A couple of weeks ago we got our first look at the 9th installment of the Star Wars main trilogies, which is itself the third trilogy of the three. Man, this franchise gets confusing. But in it, we get our last look at Carrie Fisher in the role of General Organa. Fisher passed away in 2016, requiring her appearance in Star Wars: Rogue One to be digitally created. For Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney producers say they’re only using archival footage of Fisher that was cut from earlier films and weaving it into the current story.
As cool as that will be, nothing beats Fisher’s performance in the original film, and by that we mean the fourth episode. Because it’s May the Fourth.