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.
HOLY… the Travis Scott event in Fortnite was the one of the COOLEST events yet! Absolute UNREAL! pic.twitter.com/dvGLzuPCO4
— Jon (@MrDalekJD) April 23, 2020
Fans were also able to collect Scott-related skins for their own characters, and even to wield flaming microphone stands during the event.
Epic says over 12 million concurrent players participated live in the Fortnite Travis Scott event, an all-time record, not including over 3 million viewers on streams
like Fortnite or not, this was an incredibly impressive experience
here's the full Astronomical set in HQ pic.twitter.com/KdxVM4hDEB
— Rod 'keydaddy' Breslau (@Slasher) April 24, 2020
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
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.
What are your thoughts on a virtual concert experience? Let us know in the comments!