Astroworld is heading to a digital world. Right now, Epic Video games revealed that the following in-game Fortnite live performance will likely be headlined by rapper Travis Scott, and it’s set to happen throughout a number of days this week. The live performance even has a reputation: Astronomical. Epic describes it as “an other-worldly expertise impressed by Cactus Jack’s creations, constructed from the bottom up in Fortnite.” It would embrace the debut of a brand-new track.
Whereas earlier Fortnite occasions have been one-off exhibits, Scott’s Astronomical is one thing extra akin to a digital live performance tour. It would happen over a number of days in order that followers will be capable of extra simply attend in numerous time zones. Right here’s the schedule:
- April 23rd; The Americas, 7PM ET
- April 24th: EU & ME, 10AM ET
- April 25th: Asia & Oceania, 12AM ET
- April 25th: EU & ME, 11AM ET
- April 25th: The Americas, 6PM ET
Naturally, there may also be some in-game gadgets tied to the live performance. As a part of its new icon collection, which kicked off with a Ninja pores and skin, beginning on April 21st, a brand new Travis Scott pores and skin, together with emotes and different gadgets, will likely be out there in-game. Gamers who attend any of the live shows will get an unique glider and loading screens (pictured beneath). There may also be a brand new set of Astronomical in-game challenges beginning tomorrow, April 21st.
The existence of the live performance has been rumored for a while, and over the weekend, these rumors resurfaced as gamers noticed a stage being constructed on an island within the Sweaty Sands space of Fortnite. Scott, in the meantime, has some historical past with the sport; he was a part of a squad alongside Drake, NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins that blew up on Twitch in March 2018.
The present will mark the second main in-game live performance, following a digital efficiency by Marshmello final February. In response to Epic, the Marshmello present was the largest in-game occasion in Fortnite’s historical past, with 10.7 million gamers attending. Since then, different stay Fortnite occasions have included the record-breaking black gap occasion and J.J. Abrams stopping by to disclose a brand new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip.
The information comes as video games like Fortnite have develop into new venues for artists trying to join with followers within the absence of conventional live shows. Minecraft, particularly, has develop into a hotspot; on April sixth, American Soccer and Anamanaguchi carried out a present within the sandbox sport.