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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


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.

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.
Screenshot via Epic Games
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.

“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.

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.

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.


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. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
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.