Fortnite officially debuted their Party Royale mode Friday with another epic concert event. Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis and deadmau5 all had sets to play, while the casual, community-focused space had opportunity for “party favors” and interactive attractions live on the map.
Epic Games took to Twitter to share Fortnite now had over 350 million registered players, adding 100 million since March 2019. During the lockdown as a response to COVID-19, these many players online in a focused time resulted in over 3.2 billion hours in-game during the month of April only.
The concert launch event comes a few weeks after the record breaking Astronomical event by rapper/producer Travis Scott. 12 million players participated in that event, according to Epic Games, and last week saw the test opening of the Party Royale mode with an impromptu concert event from Diplo.
Fortnite Concert Encore
While the Party Royale launch event kicked things off on Friday, players will have an opportunity on Saturday to catch an encore of the festivities at 2:00 p.m. ET. As an added bonus, the Back Bling a.k.a. Neon Wings interactive cosmetic item can also be claimed between May 8 and May 11 to those who log into the Party Royale mode during this window.
Outside of the music on the main stage area of the Party Royale island map, there will be other interactive games and events to participate in at any time. Obstacle courses, boat races, and vehicles can be enjoyed and picked up in the Plaza, creating a fun, non-sweaty, casual space to enjoy with a few friends.