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Fortnite's virtual Travis Scott gig attracted a record 12.3 million concurrent players

Fortnite's virtual Travis Scott concert attracted 12.3 million concurrent users, which according to developer Epic Games is a new all-time record.

Chris Kerr

April 24, 2020

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Fortnite's virtual Travis Scott concert attracted 12.3 million concurrent users, which according to developer Epic Games is a new all-time record. 

The 'Astronomical' tour was announced earlier this week, and promised to deliver an "other-worldly" interactive concert experience alongside the world premiere of a brand new track. 

The reaction on social media suggests the gig delivered on that promise, with clips posted online showing an immense hologram of Scott performing to players as the world around them crumbles and reforms in a haze of light and sound.

Scott isn't the first artist to take to the stage in Fortnite. Last year, electronic musician Marshmello staged an interactive set that pulled in over 10 million players. 

Anyone who missed Scott's first run of shows, or wants to catch it again, will be able to attend a set of 'encore' performances over the weekend.

Update: With an entire weekend's worth of encore preformences in the mix, Epic Games says that a total of 27.7 million players participated in the in-game festivities.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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