Play some Fortnite and listen to a new track from Travis Scott.
Fortnite events aren’t only for players to check out new content from developer Epic Games. The popular battle royale game has also played host to multiple premieres and collaborations, from a never-before-seen clip of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to the first episode of Chance the Rapper’s reboot of Punk’d on Quibi.
On Thursday, Travis Scott debuted his new music in an event called the Astronomical experience in Fortnite. Scott used the game to create the psychedelic event inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, which is the rapper’s nickname and the name of his record label.
According to Epic, 12.3 million players participated in Thursday’s concert.
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott’s Astronomical, an all-time record!
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020
An encore of the show happened Friday morning for those who missed it the first time. Epic tweeted Friday evening it will have another encore set for 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.
The next encore of Astronomical is coming up! The event will begin at 12:00 AM EDT. We recommend getting in 30 minutes early to secure your spot.
Creative mode and Battle Lab are currently disabled.
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) April 25, 2020
When did Travis Scott’s Astronomical start?
The show started at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 23. The event lasted approximately 10 minutes and consisted of a giant Travis Scott rapping as players bounced, flew and swam in an event that could rival playing Fortnite on mushrooms.
The event happened on land, see and air.
The show also had hints to previous Fortnite season-ending events such as the volcano eruption and black hole that led to the game being shut down in 2019. The concert even featured a shot of the original map of the island.
I missed the show, now what?
To experience the Astronomical experience for yourself, Epic Games scheduled more encores for the concert. They are:
- 12 a.m. ET/9 a.m. PT Friday
- 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT Saturday
- 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT Saturday
Is there any Travis Scott loot?
Yes. Players who attend the Astronomical event will receive the Astroworld Cyclone Glider and two new loading screens.
Get this free loot for just dropping in.
The rapper will be part of Fortnite’s Icon Series that lets players purchase Travis Scott skins and other cosmetics in the game’s item shop on Tuesday.
Scott tweeted an image of his in-game skin on Monday.
Epic added the Travis Scott skin and the Astronomical Bundle to the Fortnite Item shop on Thursday before the event started. The skin alone is 1,500 V-Bucks, or approximately $15, and the bundle is 3,500 V-Bucks, or approximately $35, and comes with the skin, the Astro Jack outfit, Astroworld back bling and Cactus Jack back bling.
Starting on Tuesday, there will be a set of Astronomical challenges for players to complete. Rewards include a new Travis Scott spray and emote. Players will have until Sunday to complete these challenges.
Some of the loot players get for completing the Astronomical challenges
Bounce off different Giant Astro Heads
There are five giant, golden Travis Scott heads all around Sweaty Sands, where the concert will take place. To find the Astro Heads, check the map below on where to go.
Where to find the five Giant Astro Heads.
Visit the stage north of Sweaty Sands
Just to the north of Sweaty Sands is a large island. That’s where the stage is for the Travis Scott event. Stop by when you’re on the hunt for the Giant Astro Heads.
Dance for 10s on the dance floor at The Yacht
The Yacht is one of the new areas added to Fortnite this season. The fancy big boat has some loot as well as a dance floor, so stop by.
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