The American rapper Travis Scott gathered more than 12.3 million Fortnite players on Thursday evening with a “concert” of ten minutes, announced the publisher of the online game, Epic Games.
A virtual version of the Houston rapper landed on an island in the fighting game to present a 10-minute medley of his hits, “Astronomical”.
Closer to a giant, bare-chested Travis Scott, the players found themselves dancing under a rain of fire, then underwater and finally in space, where Travis Scott was joined by rapper Kid Cudi for a new title.
This is a “record” for this type of event, welcomed the game publisher on Twitter. Fortnite had already organized in February 2019 a first concert with the American DJ Marshmello, bringing together 10.7 million players- spectators.
Epic Games is planning four reruns of the Travis Scott show from Saturday to Sunday in other time zones, for players around the world, after this first meeting organized in the evening for American players.
Europeans will meet Friday at 4 p.m. for this show, which is already rebroadcast on many other platforms such as Twitch and Youtube.
The publisher of the game accompanied the show with the launch of an outfit and accessories dedicated to rapper and companion of Kylie Jenner.
Canadian rapper Drake had already broken records on Twitch in 2018 while playing Fortnite live with Travis Scott and a star of the game, the American Ninja.