By all accounts, it’s a bigger production than the Marshmello concert. That’s only to be expected: Fortnite’s live events have only gotten bigger since that first rocket launch oh-so long ago. This thing is shaping up to be big, with multiple shows, a big purple orb descending from the sky, and the usual suite of challenges, rewards and cosmetics. Epic has already revealed some of the cosmetics we’ll be able to earn through challenges before the event, but Scott himself has given us a preview of himself in the game:
That’s clearly the skin itself on top of the glider there, which you’ll be able to earn just by showing up to any of the concerts. We’ve seen a number of “real person: skins in the game lately, starting with the Ikonik skin a ways back and continuing through the Icon series of streamer skins that Epic has been debuting recently. We also got another, low-res angle on it from a datamine a while back, though it could have changed since then:
As a reminder, here are the other cosmetics:
I’m going to be real, I had to Google Travis Scott just to see what genre of music he played: I didn’t have to do that with Marshmello mostly because the giant helmet was sort of a giveaway. But I’m usually down with whatever is in front of me, so I’m excited to get in on the action and see what it’s all about as I bounce around with however many million other Fortnite fans.
The Marshmello event felt, at the time, like a seminal moment in internet history, a live event of the sort that we had been building to for years but had never before been executed at that scale. This will be something different: it lacks the novelty of the Marshmello concert, but it also happens to come at a time when the majority of the human population is unable to leave their homes for anything except essential business, and where it’s going to be the only kind of concert anyone can attend for months. I’m expecting some gigantic viewership numbers as a result, so we’ll see what happens when it comes around.