Fortnite’s Travis Scott concert draws in a record 12.3M concurrent and 27.7M total players

    
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It seems like Fortnite players are more than eager to attend a free in-game concert. Earlier this week we wrote about a performance with rapper Travis Scott that would be taking place several times over this weekend in the battle royale shooter, and already people have shown up in droves with 12.3 million concurrent players according to a tweet from the game.

All told, the performance is far more than just an animated avatar miming along to a pre-recorded song, as the venue often changes into a variety of psychedelic landscapes coated in neon colors while a gigantic hologram of Scott performs. It’s visually arresting if nothing else, and for fans of the rap artist, it’s probably one of the coolest things out there.

There are a couple of posted videos already out there, neither of which features someone capable of staying put for very long or keeping things in-frame very well. We’ve embedded the least awful of the two we’ve found below. And if you’d rather see the show in-game, there’s still some time to do so, though the second performance has run into a couple of technical glitches.

April 28, 2020
Epic has now announced that the whole event pulled in 27.7 million unique players over the course of its multi-day run.

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Ben Stone

Very cool event. Not my thing either game genre or music wise, but seeing this kind of thing happening in games these days is awesome. Visuals looked fantastic too.

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Fisty

Wow! That was great!

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Bruno Brito

Visually beautiful. If only most mumble and trap rappers sang something actually worthwhile to listen…

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Very impressive from visual point of view. Epic needs to put all that money to create MMORPG based on Fortnite, they already got the good engine which they can definitely scale up for larger world and larger amount of players, they already got building system and resource gathering system which they can reuse and they know how to make cool events for all social events outside of PvP and PvE ;-) I am sure they could do a much better job than a garbage company like ZeniMax Online and whatever Amazon calls their studio.

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Sorenthaz

Well if there’s one thing they do right it’s certainly their in-game events with the production/presentation setting a ridiculously high standard that hasn’t been seen in any other online game.

Too bad that’s about the only good piece of praise I can give the game at this point.

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TherecDaMage .

This was amazing to watch! I haven’t played the actual game in months, but the developers need to do more events like this. The music was great and the effects were top notch. I only wish I could have lived this in VR.

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BalsBigBrother

12.3 million watched this person and even after a Google search I am non the wiser, then again I am old so that is not surprising.

I guess good for those who have more of a clue than me and hope you all enjoyed it.