Remember when Fortnite was a video game rather than a marketing tool? Ah, happy days. Anyway, the latest event to hit Fortnite will be a tour from pop princess, Ariana Grande, who will be ‘touring’ the game next weekend. “From August 6-8, take a musical journey into magical new realities where Fortnite and Ariana Grande collide. Dive into the Rift Tour,” say Epic.
The tour will cover five days at various times so one of them should be during daylight hours wherever on the planet you reside. “We recommend fans arrive in Fortnite 60 minutes before showtime, and the Rift Tour Playlist should be live 30 minutes before each show. Before Ariana’s arrival, the Rift Tour kicks off with Fortnite-themed experiences — pairing popular tracks with moments based on elements from the game,” say Epic.
The Rift Tour dates are not region locked so if you are up at 3am in the morning when Miss Grande is about to strut her virtual stuff then you can still join the show.
Friday, August 6 @ 6PM ET
Saturday, August 7 @ 2PM ET
Sunday, August 8 @ 12AM ET
Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
Sunday, August 8 @ 6PM ET
Of course there’s a bunch of cosmetic tat you can buy as well including the Ariana Grande Outfit and Piggy Smallz Back Bling. You can also jump in to the game now and start chasing the Rift Tour Quests which will unlock more goodies and anyone who signs in to watch the event will get the Cuddly Cloudcruiser commemorative Umbrella.
You will need to have downloaded the v17.30 game update to watch Arianna, it will be available across all formats including consoles, PC and mobile.
The concert is the latest in a very long line of promotions with in the game, recently you could ‘test drive’ the Ferrari 296 GTB, or play as Marvel’s Loki, Aloy from Horizon Forbidden West, or LeBron James.