While Fortnite‘s momentum might seem to have slowed over the past year, it appears that the game hadn’t yet peaked. The game’s big, media-crossover events are still drawing in loads of people, and this weekend’s Travis Scott concerts are no exception. Thanks to the event, Epic Games recorded a new Fortnite concurrent player count record.
“Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott’s Astronomical, an all-time record,” the company says on Twitter. That beats out the records set during last year’s Marshmello concert, which brought in over 10 million players at once. That made it the biggest concert event of all time, so I suppose Travis Scott now gets that record – though digital attendance is a much different beast from live music.
The player record was just for the first run of Travis Scott’s Astronomical, and the events will continue throughout the weekend – we’ve got a list of the Fortnite Travis Scott concert start times for you to check out. The first two showings have already concluded, but there will be three more throughout April 24 and 25.
There are likely to be plenty more players coming to see what the Astronomical hype is about, though the question is how many will stick around – the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date, and all its new content, is still some distance away.
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record!
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020