Rewatch the massive Marshmello concert held in Fortnite yesterday

    
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On the other hand, it's possible that this is the price you pay for playing Fortnite

Remember our Daily Grind about in-game concerts on Friday? It wasn’t based on a hypothetical; it was inspired by the plan to put on a Marshmello concert in Fortnite, which thereby became one of dozens of online games that have hosted live concerts over the years, though this was by far the biggest: DJ Marshmello himself claimed “millions” in attendance, with hundreds of thousands more watching on Twitch.

As Babagra.pl’s Kinya related, Epic disabled some social functions and basic battle royale modes and added a concert limited mode for the event, with weapons disabled so the concert couldn’t be ruined by shenanigans.

The only downside I can think of here is that a couple million kids will now spell “marshmallow” wrong for the rest of their lives.

Watch it below!

Cheers, Kinya!
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P3lli

Nothing beats Cabal Online dance moves.

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Utakata

Back in the day my pigtails and I used to do this in warehouses… #OldSkoolForOldFools

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Ginaz

I don’t want to live in this world anymore.

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Matthäus Wey

Because a developer finally started getting creative again?
You can dislike Fortnite or Marshmallow but Epicgames is outdoing themselves with this game and its continuous events.

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Eboni

My kids and I played and watched it together. It was pretty fun. Guess I’m a big kid; I love all the animations and lights. It was well put together.

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DeadlyAccurate

I just watched the video, and I smiled through the whole thing. It’s just so wholesome.

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Baemir

Peak zoomer.

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rafael12104

Lol!

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bobfish

Was it live? From what people have been saying it all sounds very pre-recorded?

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Armsbend

They certainly didn’t program everything live. pre-recorded: easy payday for
DJ Whogivesashit

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Kinya

It was live – both epic games and Marshmello said that. Also, few minutes before it started you could hear voice testing :)

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Michael18

So this is what massively (sic!) online gaming has become? “Millions” in attendance and on screen you see 5-10 toons?

Sorry, not impressed, with this heavy instancing. It’s laudable that Raph Koster is phrasing it in a more friendly, diplomatic manner, but compared to comparable events in MMOs this is pretty pathetic.

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Armsbend

I guess they learned from the FPS killing flipbooks of our time.

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To be fair Fortnite is not an MMO – it’s more similar to games like Battlefield, so yea, in terms of amount of live players per instance this doesn’t look impressive due to server limitations.

Maybe Mark Jacobs should invite some music artist to demonstrate the full capability of Camelot Unchained’s engine and servers once it will actually become a game in a few more years ;-)

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NeoWolf

A nice idea and I’m sure it made a pleasant change for a short time :) Pretty cool.

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Not into Marshmello’s music but the concert stage was pretty impressive. I wish other games would allow something like that – the custom stage for players to use for custom concerts, with ability to create own special effects.

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A Dad Supreme

Other games can’t do this now.

Doing it makes your game a “Fortnite copycat” or “Fortnite wannabee”, which will almost guarantee people will ridicule and complain about your game by constantly comparing it to Fortnite as long as it runs.

This is the same problem many MMOs had with WoW… tried to emulate the ‘secret sauce’ and failed miserably almost every time, until every single game that came out and had even one thing similar that was unique to WoW automatically branded it out of the gate.

Better for them to invent their own things… like Scavenger Hunts or a giant game of “Tag” where you shoot someone and they are “it” after dying, then they have to shoot someone else.

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BalsBigBrother

But as Raph Koster points out Fortnite are late to the party already and they are already standing on the shoulders of those who went before or have been doing this for years.

The only thing Fortnite really did was increase the audience size.

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Armsbend

Are you being sarcastic or not?

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A Dad Supreme

“The only thing Fortnite really did was increase the audience size.”

You do realize you’re describing exactly what WoW did with traditional MMOs that came before it, right?

That’s the point I’m making. WoW wasn’t the ‘first MMO’ by any stretch (hence the memes saying exactly that over the years) just as you say Fortnite is ‘standing on shoulders’of other games, but before it came along you didn’t have MMOs as part of society’s maintream consciousness.

I think you missed the entire point.

As Arms said below “Crazy how it started from a PUBG clone on a fail pve game”.

You know what else came from a failed venture? Yep.

World of Warcraft.