Fortnite In-Game Concert Attracts More Than 10 Million Viewers

DJ Marshmello and Epic Games make history with first live in-game concert.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 02/05/2019 06:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Fortnite has proven to be quite a significant cultural force, both within the video game industry as well as outside it. It has become not only the most successful game within its genre, but it’s launched countless social media careers as people stream it around the clock. It even helped pave the way for cross-platform play alongside other popular multiplayer titles like Rocket League. Now, the game is trying its hand at becoming a virtual concert venue.

Marshmello, who is apparently a famous DJ, teamed up with Epic Games to hold an in-game concert on Saturday, February 2. Those playing the game at the time were taken to a special match, with weapons disabled, so they could enjoy a concert with all the expected trimmings, including laser lights and holograms, as well as some unique touches, such as changes to the in-game physics. Those who weren’t playing could still access the show via streams on Twitch and YouTube.

Fortnite has featured several live events across its entire playerbase before, including major changes to the game world itself, however this was the first attempt at a concert. The event seems to have been very well received, so it will be interesting to see if there will be more concerts in the future, or perhaps other, more socially focused events.

Source: Nintendo Life

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