From the first Marshmello event to breaking records of the biggest virtual reality Astronomical concert by Travis Scott — Fortnite is setting a new tone for E-sport lovers
If you have heard about PUBG, there are chances you have heard of Fornite as well. It is arguably one of the most popular video games in the world. With over five million concurrent players at any one time between the two, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground and Fortnite Battle Royale aren’t just wildly successful games: they’re full-blown mobile-app phenomenons.
Heads Up! Fortnite’s virtual concert with Travis Scott was everything gamers could ask for!
- Quarantine Bliss For Gamers
- The Epic Fan Reaction
- Raising The Bar For Virtual Gaming
Fornite similar to its counterpart is an online first-person shooter survival game that was recently added to Google’s Play Store. It features three playable game modes – Save the World, Creative and the popular Battle Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale draws in over 125 million players annually. That itself is a humongous user base for any app developer, or creator so far.
Quarantine Bliss For Gamers
In these tough times of being idol at home, bored to the core, people are raging their competitive alter-egos onto gaming platforms. We see a lot of buzz around game-fanatics to Livestream their gameplay on social media or share a part-experience of any live event contested over some prizemoney.
Recently, Singer Rapper Travis Scott along with Fortnite game developers Epic Games took social distancing to a new level by holding a virtual concert. Scott debuted his new music in a live-event called the Fortnite Astronomical, within the game.
It showed a life-sized Travis Scott avatar came in a spaceship to the surprise of their players. Landing in between the first few bars of “Sicko Mode,” the consequent quake sent players flying across the map, like a burst of crack-a-ball.
The Epic Fan Reaction
Twelve million people saw Scott perform.
After the initial shock, many gamers went sprinting towards him. Looking up from an ant’s point of view, players saw Scott rapping and head-banging against a sky red with shooting stars.
It was the perfect visual metaphor for the first few seconds of nothing less than an Astronomical Event. He utilized the game platform to create the psychedelic event inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, which is the rapper’s nickname as well as the name of his record label.
Raising The Bar For Virtual Gaming
The virtual gaming industry has brought the events to life with customized personal experience for any individual. The best home-to-home experience shared by all, across the world.
But nothing of this sorts has ever happened. To the astonishment of everyone, over five-days, the Astronomical event was virtually experienced by a staggering 28 million players within the game.
From the first Marshmello event to breaking records of the biggest virtual reality game-event, ever happened — Fortnite is gradually raising the bar for the e-sport industry.