Fortnite Hits An All-Time Record 12.3 Million Players

Published 04/24/2020, 2:48 AM EDT
Travis Scott in Fortnite


What happens when an immensely popular game and rapper come together? A virtual concert that breaks attendance records. That is exactly how it went down when Fortnite and Travis Scott decided to partner up for an in-game concert. An astonishing 12.3 million concurrent players attended the concert, breaking the game’s all-time record.

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Fornite and Travis Scott Come Together for Spectacular Event

Epic Games struck gold as they hosted a live in-game concert featuring the American rapper. The event, labeled ‘Astronomical’ broke Fortnite’s previous record of 10.6 million concurrent players. That record was set during last year’s virtual concert featuring Marshmello.

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It is safe to say the actual number of viewers for the Astronomical concert was much higher than even the 12.3 million since many watched the concert via streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube.

The virtual concert took place on the Sweaty Sands Beach. As the players waited for the event to begin, they killed the time in typical Fortnite fashion…by killing one another. That was until an enormous orb appeared in the sky, bursting in a visually impressive manner to indicate the start of the concert.

A colossal projection of Travis Scott appeared and performed for about 15 minutes. The concert even featured a world premiere of one of his songs.

While 15 minutes is not too long, it was impactful and fun to attend. Towards the end of the event, players could even fly around the planet as they pleased.

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Furthermore, players can now get Travis Scott inspired skins and other content in the in-game stores too.

Catch Another Show

If you missed out on the event, fret not; Travis Scott will perform a few more times over the course of the week. Take a look at the scheduled events below and see which one you can make.

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Friday, April 24, 2020 AT 4:30:00 AM GMT+5:30
Friday, April 24, 2020 AT 7:30:00 PM GMT+5:30
Saturday, April 25, 2020 AT 9:30:00 AM GMT+5:30
Saturday, April 25, 2020 AT 8:30:00 PM GMT+5:30
Sunday, April 26, 2020 AT 3:30:00 AM GMT+5:30

Check out Epic Games’ blog post on Astronomical here to get more details.

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