Ariana Grande has come to Fortnite as an enormous, glass-ceiling-shattering god. Throughout Friday’s Rift Tour occasion, gamers acquired to play alongside in a number of minigames and expertise new settings, all whereas a digital model of the pop star carried out a few of her most well-known songs.
The in-game occasion began by dropping gamers onto an enormous rainbow-colored slide, the place they will decide up powers to make them go quicker. As gamers slid and began to hurry up, “Come and Go” by Marshmello ft. Juice Wrld performed, kicking off the live performance. From there, everybody acquired transported to an enormous stuffed bear, the place they may bounce round. Subsequent, an enormous crystal monster appeared and gamers are transported into an airplane to shoot him down, all whereas varied songs play within the background.
In spite of everything that pleasure, the sport pale to black, and everybody crowded collectively till the in-game model of Ariana Grande appeared, kicking off her a part of the occasion with “7 Rings.”
From there, the pop star sang a number of of her most well-known songs, with an enormous staged efficiency within the background. Gamers ran via a Greek-inspired temple with Ariana as a godlike-figure above them, flew via the air on unicorns, and floated inside huge bubbles with rainbows throughout.
Whereas the occasion total could also be a slight departure for Fortnite, it definitely feels prefer it’s centered round Grande and her persona, similar to the Travis Scott occasion from final 12 months. The occasion additionally suits uniquely into Fortnite’s Metaverse, with Grande performing to an enormous banana, Rick from Rick and Morty, and Batman all dancing alongside.
In fact since it is a Fortnite occasion, gamers also can purchase an Ariana Grande outfit and different cosmetics — like her Piggy Smalls, he pet pig again bling — that are all within the Fortnite retailer now.
Friday’s efficiency was solely the primary of Grande’s Fortnite Rift Tour, which might be out there in a number of different areas within the following days earlier than ending again in the US for an encore on Sunday.