In an exciting announcement from Epic Games, it was confirmed that the Travis Scott concert drew a record-breaking 12.3 million concurrent players in Fortnite yesterday, April 23. To put that number in perspective, the previous record was Marshmello’s concert in 2019 which drew 10.7 million concurrent players.
Travis Scott breaks Marshmello’s viewer record in Fortnite
Rapper Travis Scott is the latest celebrity participant in Fortnite’s ongoing digital event series. Similar to Marshmello’s concert last February, Travis Scott is hosting an exclusive concert that Fortnite players can attend for free.
While the concert itself isn’t a full set you’d see at a stadium, the 10-minute performance is still a great way for Travis Scott fans and Fortnite players alike to attend an exciting concert while stuck indoors. The Astronomical event isn’t over, either.
In addition to yesterday’s concert, you’ll be able to catch the show again today, April 24, and on Saturday, April 25. Below, we’ve listed all of the remaining concert times for the Travis Scott Astronomical event in Fortnite.
- Friday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT)
- Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 a.m (GMT)
- Saturday, April 25 a 4:00 p.m. (GMT)
- Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 p.m. (GMT)
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
If you want to catch the show, it’s recommended that you log in and hang around at least 30 minutes ahead of the concert start time. Not only will this help you get a spot, it’ll also help you avoid login issues should the server become overwhelmed with players looking to attend the in-game event.
Given the fact that 12.3 million concurrent players tuned in on April 23, we anticipate similar attendance today and tomorrow. With both the Marshmello concert and the Travis Scott concert drawing the most concurrent players in the history of Fortnite, we predict more artists will look to take advantage of the unique concert opportunity.
Especially given the fact that live, in-person events are pretty much canceled until 2021. To see what you missed during yesterday's concert, we've included a video from popular Fortnite player Ninja who was able to catch and record the show!
After hearing that Travis Scott’s Astronomical event broke Marshmello’s record and drew 12.3 million concurrent players, what are your thoughts? Were you able to watch the show? Let us know down in the comments below!