This weekend Ariana Grande turned the most recent musician to hop into the digital world of Fortnite. Her massive Rift Tour occasion is happening over the following few days and is much less a digital live performance and extra a trippy interactive journey that includes odd visuals and mini-games.
Introduced final weekend, after some leaks spoiled issues, Ariana Grande is headlining what Epic is asking the “Fornite Rift Tour.” The pop star is just about performing 5 in-game reveals hosted throughout three days. The primary occasion befell on August 6. A second repeat of the occasion wrapped up earlier as we speak. Tomorrow, August 8, the entire thing wraps up with three extra possibilities to catch the present. You can learn extra particulars about when it’s all taking place right here.
So what really occurs throughout her massive in-game occasion? Surprisingly, fairly a bit! You’ll be able to watch the entire thing beneath courtesy of Gamespot.
In the course of the Rift Tour occasion, gamers can’t harm one another and as a substitute participate in numerous segments that every have their very own songs. At one level gamers are sliding round an extended tube of colourful goo. Later, gamers are strapped into planes and given the possibility to shoot at a big enemy and purple crystals. Different segments have gamers operating round an odd maze of Escher-esque stairs and pillars or flying by means of the clouds on magic llamas that depart behind rainbow trails. As I mentioned, a number of stuff occurs.
At one level throughout the occasion, Grande’s avatar is seen strolling up massive white stairs in direction of a shiny white mild. Throughout this half, she is heard singing the tune “The Manner” which options Mac Miller. He tragically handed away in 2018. The 2 had dated beginning in 2016. Many see this as a transparent nod to Miller and his premature demise.
Whereas this isn’t the primary digital live performance to occur in Fortnite, it’s simply the most effective and most spectacular but. It certain beats that digital Korn live performance I went to in Journey Quest 3D. (No offense to Korn frontman Johnathan Davis.)
I do know some is perhaps tempted to roll their eyes in any respect this or shake their fists at “the youngsters.” However it is a genuinely neat and legitimately cool factor. Even for those who don’t love Ariana Grande’s music, the occasion looks like a blast. Certain, Fortnite has modified lots because it first popped up a number of years in the past, nonetheless, I’m high-quality with the sport attempting greater and weirder occasions like this. As somebody who doesn’t love battle royale video games, these occasions are one of many most important causes I nonetheless have Fortnite put in on my Xbox.
If you wish to attempt to catch the live performance, the primary repeat of the occasion begins tomorrow at 12 am ET.