Fortnite is among the largest video games on the planet, however what does that imply? Well, developer Epic Games revealed that it has surpassed 350 million registered gamers. In April alone, these gamers spent 3.2 billion hours within the battle royale shooter. Those enormous numbers additionally make Fortnite one of many largest social platforms on the planet, and Epic is as soon as once more emphasizing that with new in-game occasions.

Fortnite Party Royale is coming to the sport at 6 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Eastern) on Friday, May 8. Party Royale is a digital area the place gamers can collect collectively with out having to fret about racking up kills or Victory Royales. Instead, they’ll chill with one another whereas watching various musical acts.

Epic is working to show Fortnite into one thing of a digital efficiency venue. It just lately had greater than 27 million gamers in sport to look at a virtual Travis Scott performance. Moving ahead, the studio needs to do extra with this facet of its sport — particularly as youthful gamers proceed to deal with it as a shared social area. And this turns into much more necessary as people proceed to shelter-in-place and stay beneath quarantine orders through the pandemic.

This Friday, the Party Royale kicks off with musicians Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5. The DJs will take the digital stage for back-to-back-to-back performances , and gamers are invited to boogie down. The Party Royale may even produce other non-combat actions as effectively.

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If you present up for the occasion from the beginning by Monday, Man 11 at 7 a.m. Pacific (10 a.m. Eastern), you’ll additionally unlock the free Neon Wings Back Bling. This beauty illuminates in response to music, so it ought to make the entire Party Royale really feel like what I assume raves regarded like within the 1990s.