Epic Games have announced a massive collaboration with rapper Travis Scott, which will see him become the latest addition to their Icon skin series, and host a number of musical events on the Fortnite island which will see him debut a brand-new track.
Throughout Fortnite's Season 2, dataminers and leakers have been searching for details about an upcoming Travis Scott collaboration after a number of files referencing the Texas native appeared in the game following early Chapter 2 updates.
Finally, after months of speculation, Epic Games have confirmed that Cactus Jack himself is taking over Fortnite, with the rapper set to host a "one of a kind musical journey" inside the game that will also include the debut of a never-before-released song from Scott.
What is Fortnite and Travis Scott's Astronomical event?
Epic Games have confirmed that the Astronomical event will be unlikely anything we've seen before in Fortnite, calling it an "other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack's creations," which have been built from the ground up inside the game.
Much like the Marshmello event that blew Fortnite fans away, players will be able to take in a show based around the man himself, gain some rewards, and even get the opportunity to purchase a special skin depicting the man himself as part of the Icon Series.
Here are a few streams where you can watch the event live, including Tfue's, Ninja's, and Myth's broadcasts.
When are the Travis Scott Astronomical concerts taking place?
Unlike the Marsmhello event, Fortnite fans will have numerous opportunities to tune into Astronomical, with the developers confirming that there will be five showings spread out across three days so even should have a chance at checking out the action live and in-person between April 23 and 25.
The Americas will get the first opportunity on April 23, with Europe and the Middle East up next on April 24. There will be three further times on April 25, as The Americas, Europe, and Asia & Oceania all get a final chance to check out Astronomical. You can view the times provided by Epic Games below.
As for where the shows will take place, Epic Games have yet to confirm the location, however a stage has been under construction on an island near Sweaty Sands, so it seems likely that we'll be flocking to the west of the island to catch the action.
Fortnite Astronomical event rewards
Not only will players get to enjoy the event, but there are also some special rewards for those who tune into the shows live, Epic Games confirming anyone who is in-game for Astronomical will receive two special loading screens designed especially for the event.
On top of that, a special Cyclone glider is up for grabs, complete with a pair of diamond teeth on the front.
Travis Scott Fortnite Icon Series skin
Rounding off the event is the special Travis Scott Fortnite Icon Series skin, which will be available for purchase from the in-game item shop starting on April 21. Players will be able to get their hands on his outfits, emotes, and more, although no price has been confirmed as of yet.
The skin has yet to be officially revealed, but thanks to dataminers, we already know what it looks like. One variant appears to feature the artist in a Supreme top while another has him shirtless with all of his tattoos on display. An in-game image also reveals that the skin may be similar to the likes of Ninja's, in that it evolves as you play. Potentially glowing more and more red with each elimination.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) April 20, 2020
Another leak showcases the skin alongside a potential Astro variant. Keeping the same chains on, this astronaut themed option has one of the Cactus Jack logos embedded on the helmet.
Travis Scott Skin Leak! pic.twitter.com/5ScF4PjxqH
— HYPEX - Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) April 21, 2020
Players who purchase Cactus Jack will also be able to take part in special Astronomical challenges, which will unlock a new spray, profile picture, and emote for their efforts.
What these challenges entail remain to be seen, but players will be able to sink their teeth into them once the skin is finally released on Tuesday, April 21.