Travis Scott Makes History w/ Fortnite Performance, More Than 12 Million Players Watched Live

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Travis Scott Makes History w/ Fortnite Performance, More Than 12 Million Players Watched Live

Rapper Travis Scott broke a Fortnite record generating reportedly 12 million players online for the popular video game’s free virtual concert. On Thursday (April 23rd), Fortnight hosted the “Highest In The Room,” rapper as part of the Astronomical experience where players witnessed a virtual quarantine style version of Scott performing songs behind a colorful mysterious planet.

Fans were also able to collect Scott-related skins for their own characters, and even to wield flaming microphone stands during the event.

The game announced after the live performance,

“Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott’s Astronomical, an all-time record!”

According to reports, the Godzilla-sized rapper’s live event lasted around 15 minutes. Scott performed countless hits including “Highest in The Room,” “Sicko Mode,” “Goodsebumps,” and “Stargazing.” 

After his performance, he thanked fans on social media.

At one point, Scott’s daughter Stormi, who he shares with ex Kylie Jenner, is seen in his arms. The rapper asks her if she wants to play Fortnite and she adorably says

“yes.”

Scott asks one of the members of his crew where the extra remote controllers are. She then changes her mind and says she doesn’t want to play.

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Travis and Stormi on live ?

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Look at her with her headset ? @travisscott

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Fortnite, which has become a phenomena since it was developed and released by Epic Games in 2017, has three iterations within the game that allow players to battle for survival, fight zombies, and create their own worlds. Fortnite boasts around 125 million users for its game, which can be played on Xbox, PlayStation, Windows and Mac platforms.

What are your thoughts on a virtual concert experience? Let us know in the comments!

Authored by: Gregory Molette