The tune that Travis Scott promised to drop throughout “Astronomical,” his live performance on Fortnite Thursday evening, seems to be a collaboration with Child Cudi — and each the tune and the “group” are referred to as “The Scotts.” Gradual, menacing and low-key, the tune was produced by Daytrip, Dot Da Genius and Plain Pat, with co-production by Scott and Mike Dean — and it’s a great distance from Cudi’s rowdy 2018 challenge with Kanye West, Youngsters See Ghosts.
Scott’s 15-minute efficiency drew the largest stay viewers within the hit sport’s historical past, with greater than 12.three million concurrent “Fortnite” gamers collaborating, in accordance Epic Video games. The prodigious turnout, little question, was helped by stay-at-home quarantine circumstances in lots of elements of the world. The earlier all-time excessive for concurrent viewers in “Fortnite” additionally was a music act: Over 10.7 million stay followers logged in for Marshmello’s digital efficiency in February 2019.
To place Scott’s “Fortnite” determine into perspective, Fox’s airing of top-rated TV present “The Masked Singer” this week drew 7.9 million complete viewers, though that was solely within the U.S. whereas Scott’s “Fortnite” look was obtainable worldwide. On the identical time, the concurrent viewership quantity reported by Epic Video games for Scott’s digital live performance doesn’t embrace further views on Twitch and YouTube.
Epic Video games has set 4 further “tour dates” for Scott’s “Astronomical,” to accommodate followers worldwide in several time zones. These are set for: Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. ET; and Saturday, April 25, at midnight ET, 11 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET. The “Fortnite” writer mentioned digital doorways open 30 minutes beforehand.
As a part of the Epic Video games partnership with Travis Scott, “Fortnite” added the artist to its Icon Collection to let gamers get his outfits, emotes, gear and different equipment. Those that attend the “Astronomical” occasions are also promised entry to the Astroworld Cyclone Glider and two loading screens without spending a dime.