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Marshmello’s Fortnite concert reportedly sets new concurrent player record

Published: 3/Feb/2019 15:53 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 16:07

by Connor Bennett


The Marshmello in-game event in Fortnite may have smashed the record for the more concurrent players in the Epic Games battle royale title. 

The show on February 2 was an absolute blast for players from all around the world, as they were able to drop into the Battle Royale island and witness a free concert. Everything about the show has shown that it was a huge success for Epic Games but the numbers may show that it was an even bigger success than first thought. 

Video game journalist Geoff Keighley revealed on Twitter that his sources told him that the show may have smashed the current record for concurrent players as it was watched by an incredible number of people in-game.

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Keighley tweeted: “Far From Alone: Sources are telling me there were more than *10 million concurrent players* watching the @marshmellomusic concert in @FortniteGame today – on top of the millions watching online. What a moment for gaming!”

Back in November, Epic revealed there were 200 million total players within Fortnite and the record for the concurrent peak of those players was around 8.3 million. The 10 million number would clearly set a new record. 

The tweet about the new numbers came a few hours after the journalist questioned whether or not the show would be counted as the biggest free concert ever. The current Guinness World Record holder for that accolade is Rod Stewart’s 1993 New Year’s Eve show in Rio de Janeiro with 3.5 million people in attendance.

The event wasn’t just a hugely successful moment for Epic but also an incredible technological feat, too.

After the first show had finished up, the EDM DJ jumped on to play a few games of Duos with streamer Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop. There, Marshmello revealed that everything he said during the concert was being broadcast in real-time and was not pre-recorded.

“That was all live, man! That was the whole thing, so you know, in the very early workings of it all we weren’t sure what could be handled as far as bandwidth and stuff like live voice, and live everything,” Marshmello revealed to Courage.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.