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Travis Scott Astronomical event sets huge new Fortnite player record

Published: 24/Apr/2020 7:33 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 11:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite has outdone itself once again ⁠— Epic’s battle royale has reportedly shattered its old concurrent player record, as a giant Travis Scott took fans across an Astronomical musical adventure through fire, water, and space.

The world’s biggest battle royale never shies away from ambitious in-game events. The title’s original map was blown up by a huge black hole in October. Hollywood franchises like Marvel and Star Wars had their own Fortnite events too.

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With these mega-events always come huge influxes of players logging in too. Marshmello’s ground-breaking in-game concert enticed over 10 million fans into the game. A year later, it looks like Travis Scott has broken that record again.

Fortnite just dropped its biggest event yet in the form of Travis Scott's Astronomical concert, and players lapped it up.
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Fortnite just dropped its biggest event yet in the form of Travis Scott’s Astronomical concert, and players lapped it up.

Astronomical event sets new Fortnite player record

According to the Fortnite developers, it was another record-breaking event. Soon after the first of five in-game concerts finished, the minds behind the battle royale magic took to Twitter to reveal just how many players had tuned in.

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“Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott’s Astronomical, an all-time record!” the official account shared on April 23.

It was certainly a moment in the title’s history that will never be forgotten. The Houston star appeared on a custom-built stage on the Sweaty Sands island on the dot at 7pm for players in America. The show lasted roughly 15 minutes.

Like Marshmello’s game-changing event last year, Scott’s whimsical musical adventure took players through strobe lights, flaming arenas, and even a short journey in space itself. A giant Travis Scott loomed over all for five tracks.

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Of course, in-game players weren’t the only people watching either ⁠— according to a report from LightShed, two million fans also tuned in on streaming services. 1.2 million watched on YouTube, 833k on Twitch, and 25k on Mixer.

Scott himself seemed to have loved the event too. The rap superstar took to Twitter just after his Fortnite concert debut, professing his love for the moment.

“Honestly, today was one of the most inspiring days… I know times are weird for us. But for one moment, to be able to have the ragers to rage [sic] wherever you are is amazing. Love you guys with all my body!!” he said.

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When are the next Astronomical events?

Missed the first Astronomical concert? Don’t worry, there’s plenty more on the horizon ⁠— the Travis Scott event will happen four more times, including a second for the Americas. Here is the full list of dates and times for the next four events:

  • Europe & Middle East ⁠— 10am EDT, April 24
  • Asia & Oceania ⁠— 12am EDT, April 25
  • Europe & Middle East 2 ⁠— 11am EDT, April 25
  • The Americas ⁠2 — 6pm EDT, April 25

Could the next four concerts prove even bigger than the first, and potentially break more records? Only time will tell. For now, here’s how to watch the next event. If you don’t play Fortnite, we also have the full experience to watch here.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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