Fortnite’s thriller ‘famous person’ digital music tour kicks off subsequent week – TechCrunch


Epic Video games is teasing the largest in-game occasion since Travis Scott psychedelically stomped by Fortnite’s digital meadows.

The mysterious new occasion, which Fortnite-maker Epic is looking the “Rift Tour,” will kick off on Friday, August 6 and run by Sunday, August 8. Within the teaser announcement, Epic invitations gamers to “take a musical journey into magical new realities the place Fortnite and a record-breaking famous person collide.”

In-game occasions constructing as much as the thriller present sequence will run from July 29 by August 8, so gamers can hop into Fortnite to take a look at new Rift Tour-themed quests and rewards now. The cotton-candy-colored occasion will provide a customized loading display and a fluffy cloud kitty emoticon, amongst different digital prizes.

The Rift Tour isn’t a one-and-done occasion. Just like the Travis Scott occasion, Fortnite will host 5 totally different present instances throughout three days to make it simpler for gamers to catch. Epic says they’ll have extra particulars to share on Monday, August 2, so Fortnite gamers should look forward to extra hints or an official announcement about who’s performing.

So … who’s performing? Thus far, all indicators level to Ariana Grande. Leakers have been saying as a lot for greater than per week, and the paperwork revealed by Epic’s court docket battle with Apple additionally detailed plans for in-game occasions with each Grande and Girl Gaga.

Fortnite Rift Tour

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At Forbes, Paul Tassi additionally linked the dots on how latest leaks level to Grande, together with some visible themes from her music movies and a reference to her pet pig Piggy Smalls.

Since Epic is looking its newest digital occasion a tour, that implies Grande received’t be alone, if she is certainly the thriller famous person. A Girl Gaga look is also within the playing cards, since Epic apparently had plans for Gaga to seem in a December 2020 live performance that by no means materialized. Kanye West can also be releasing his latest album on August 6, but it surely appears much less doubtless that Epic could be prepared to accomplice with West given his myriad latest controversies. And “Donda,” West’s newest album, was initially scheduled for a unique date earlier than being delayed.

Whoever it winds up being, we’ll doubtless know extra on Monday. Even for those who’re not a Grande fan or a daily gamer, Fortnite’s in-game concert events are a few of the most inventive and visually thrilling digital occasions to this point.

Everybody ought to fall by the metaverse with their associates whereas a skyscraper-sized digital rapper shoots neon lightning bolts no less than as soon as.


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