Fortnite fans rejoiced over the weekend as American rapper Travis Scott took his music to Fortnite in a spectacular fashion – astronomical even, with incredible visuals to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans around the world.
An Astronomical event
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
Fortnite's 'The End' event will go down as the most watched gaming event in history for western audiences— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) October 13, 2019
4.5M+ on YouTube
1.5M+ on Twitch
1M+ on Twitter
and 37 people on Mixer
A marriage of convenience
The reasoning behind how popular this concert was can be seen in the recent social distancing restrictions and laws in place that are keeping more people at home and online rather than being out and about. This would naturally boost common viewership among concurrent players but also fans of Travis Scott that do not play Fortnite would now have the option to sign up and watch the 10-minute spectacle.
With the numbers provided to us by Epic Games, it's clear that Fortnite isn't struggling as much as the community likes to think. With just under 11 million players logging in to the in-game Marshmellow concert, this record proves Fortnite has a lot more to offer.