The new non-violent Party Royale mode went live in the mega-popular Fortnite video game recently and now it looks like it’s going to be put to good use with a virtual concert featuring Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
The in-game concert will be free for all players who simply need to hop into the Party Royale mode at Friday, May 8, at 9 PM ET to attend. All platforms, including Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles, will be supported and, as a special reward, everyone who participates in the concert will receive new Neon Wings Back Bling (see above image) which will react to music both during the concert and afterwards around any music in any mode.
While this upcoming concert will be the official premiere of Fortnite Party Royale events, there was a smaller test concert a few days ago but it didn’t exactly go according to plan as the majority of players saw nothing but standby imagery and music for the entirety of the event which lasted around 10 minutes or so.
I was lucky enough to attend and you can see my video of the virtual space (which is rather cool) and the awkward silence after the event failed to start below.
— Brad Stephenson (@Shuttlecock) May 2, 2020