The next in-game Fortnite concert will be headlined by rapper Travis Scott. Over 10 million players are expected to attend.
A new frontier: the next "in-game Fortnite concert" will be headlined by rapper Travis Scott. Over 10 million players are expected to attend. Epic Games/Cactus Jack

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Travis Scott tours the world inside Fortnite. In lieu of traditional venues, games and digital worlds like Fortnite have become useful platforms for musicians looking to connect with audiences and introduce new music. More from The Verge:

The existence of the concert has been rumored for some time, and over the weekend, those rumors resurfaced as players spotted a stage being constructed on an island in the Sweaty Sands area of Fortnite. Scott, meanwhile, has some history with the game; he was part of a squad alongside Drake, NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins that blew up on Twitch in March 2018.

The show will mark the second major in-game concert, following a virtual performance by Marshmello last February. According to Epic, the Marshmello show was the biggest in-game event in Fortnite’s history, with 10.7 million players attending. Since then, other live Fortnite events have included the record-breaking black hole event and J.J. Abrams stopping by to reveal a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip.


Digital concerts are also happening in Minecraft: That video game has become a primary venue.

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