The Brief: Travis Scott performed a live concert as a virtual giant in Fortnite for its players to watch while everyone is in quarantine.
On Thursday, April 23rd, Travis Scott conducted a live performance on Fortnite’s gaming platform in which over 12 million people tuned in. These record-breaking numbers surpassed Marshmello‘s live performance that exceeded 10 million viewers worldwide. The Cactus Jack and Fortnite collaboration included a 15-minute “Astronomical” concert of Travis Scott’s Astroworld that displayed Travis Scott as a larger than life figure.
Thank you to everyone who attended and created content around the Travis Scott event!
Over 27.7 million unique players in-game participated live 45.8 million times across the five events to create a truly Astronomical experience. 🤯🔥 pic.twitter.com/LSH0pLmGOS
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 27, 2020
The worldwide event was fueled by Epic Games and their partnership with the world-renowned Houston rapper. Now, Fortnite players can purchase Travis Scott’s virtual gear for their own customized gaming characters. There were four other airdates that occurred for people who lived in different timezones. Fortnite’s platform debuted a preview of “The Scotts” which is a new musical collaboration between Kid Cudi and Travis Scott.
We still have goosebumps.
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Travis Scott's Astronomical! pic.twitter.com/2VC2UGb4si
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 26, 2020
The memes produced out of this groundbreaking event were priceless. Seeing the gaming community and the Hip Hop community fuse together for an epic night in videogame history was a giant leap for the future of digital technology.
Travis Scott Fortnite Live Concert Memes
*travis scott in public*
random kid: “mommy look. it’s the guy from fortnite”
travis scott: pic.twitter.com/LxJBaoZGRF
— kennyxhefner🦋 (@kasanovax6) April 25, 2020
“Yo that Travis Scott concert on Fortnite went soooo hard!” pic.twitter.com/izsvc1waZq
— alex (@theealexlong) April 27, 2020
*Hear goosebumps by Travis Scott*
11 year old kids: “THATS THE FORTNITE SONG!!”
— NooO0b (@yourAno0b) April 27, 2020
Every 12 year old after watching the Travis Scott Fortnite concert: pic.twitter.com/IQyXAcMywM
— IG:cornchips.v1 (@hormyasf) April 28, 2020
JUST SAW THE FUNNIEST TIK TOK EVER OF THE TRAVIS SCOTT EVENT ON FORTNITE 🤣🤣 get this man a grammy !! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/qjiCyNF6BF
— krvluhh🌙 (@6dogskrvluh) April 28, 2020
Me: idk Fortnite isn’t really my thing
Epic Games: we got Travis Scott
— ᴍᴀᴛᴛʜᴇᴡ ᴠᴀɴ ᴄʟᴇᴀᴠᴇ (@Illuminographer) April 27, 2020
— Paper Shadow (@ThePaperShadow) April 26, 2020
“DiD yOu WAtCh The TrAViS ScOTt FOrtNItE CoNceRt” pic.twitter.com/OFgZqO5TmO
— Westy (@westyxxxx) April 27, 2020
Literally the whole world quarantined….
— Bit Loud (@Bit_Loud) April 27, 2020
That Travis Scott fortnite concert finna be lit 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jwt47V0NXg
— shlime.pods (@PedFlop) April 27, 2020