News of Peter Mayhew's passing late last week hit the Star Wars fandom pretty hard, and tributes appeared in every form and shape. One of the most notable was the tribute held in the popular multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront II, mainly a picture of Chewbacca in the game menu, as shared by Reddit user OndyRen. This came after fans started asking for a Chewbacca tribute following Mayhew's passing. There were plenty of other posts from fans in the main subreddit as well, as you can see here.
The English actor who played the iconic Star Wars character more notably in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, but also in the new series starting with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, had passed away last week on April 30, five days prior to the Star Wars Day celebrations on May the 4th, and just weeks away from his 75th birthday. The towering 7'3" actor suffered a heart attack at his home in Boyd, Texas.
In the game itself, some players chose to honor the actor by using a character skin where Chewbacca wears a bandage on his right arm. It holds a particular meaning because the scenes in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens where Chewbacca is getting bandaged are some of the final scenes that the actor ever recorded as the iconic and cherished Wookie. According to Kotaku, those scenes were shot with the actor sitting or laying down due to Mayhew's knee injuries.
In other news, the GOG Star Wars Day sales are still ongoing until May 9, and the original Star Wars: Battlefront from 2004 is now available for purchase for fans of the classic, which until now wasn't for sale in digital storefronts due to issues with licensing.
What do you think of the tribute to Peter Mayhew? Did you use the skin with the bandaged arm on Star Wars Battlefront II in his honor? Let us know in the comments below!