‘Fortnite’ Is Holding A Marshmello Concert In-Game
Fortnite, a metaphor for the individualist capitalist model of society to which we continue to subscribe, likes doing in-game events. It had a glowing cube roll about the map doing landscaping. It had a display of fireworks to celebrate the new year. And now, it’s going to have an in-game concert by out-game DJ Marshmello.
Previously, players who examined the data in a recent Fortnite patch found a variety of cosmetic items modelled on the artist behind ‘Happier (with Bastille)’ and ‘Friends (with Anne-Marie)’. Though none of them are live in the game yet, they will presumably be added soon. Items included a skin, a pickax and a spray, all styled after the DJ’s highly recognisable bucket head.
Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi_ also shared a poster earlier this week which seemed to allude to an event involving Marshmello at Fortnite‘s Pleasant Park.
— Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite News & Leaks (@lucas7yoshi_) January 29, 2019
Now those leaks have been confirmed, with Marshmello’s tour schedule listing a concert in Pleasant Park. Marshmello’s website doesn’t specifically mention Fortnite, but it isn’t difficult to put two and two together, particularly as the information lines up with the leaked poster.
Marshmello’s Fortnite concert will take place at Pleasant Park on Sunday, February 3 at 6:00AM AEDT, though Forbes reports that players all over the map will be able to see the lights and hear the music. Leaks via Fortnite News also indicate that there will be event challenges for players to attempt, such as dancing in specific locations, though exactly when these challenges will go live is unknown.
The only further information provided on Marshmello’s website is that the concert will take place in the United States. Don’t be disheartened though – considering Fortnite‘s previous events, it’s likely players from around the globe will be able to fully participate.
Though he’ll likely only be performing, Marshmello is no Fortnite slouch. Last year, he partnered with streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to win Epic’s professional/amateur charity Fortnite tournament at E3. The pair split the USD$1 million prize between two charities of their choice, with Marshmello opting to give his half to the Kids In Need of Defense Foundation for refugee and immigrant children.
If you’d rather see the electronic DJ in person, Marshmello will also be coming to Australia next month. He’ll be performing at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on Saturday, February 23, before moving on to Parramatta Park in Sydney the next day.