Epic Games continues its chain of Super star Fortnite concerts. The game developer has unveiled a “Rift Tour” concert series that will feature none other than pop singer Ariana Grande. The first show takes place on August 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, and subsequent shows on August 7 and 8 to ensure that people from other time zones can tune in.
The game developer is warning viewers to arrive early (one hour before the show). The Rift Tour playlist will go live 30 minutes in advance. It also won’t surprise you to learn that there will be themed cosmetic items. You can choose an Ariana outfit to play as the pop star, and Piggy Smallz Back Bling adds a cute touch as you take out your battle royale rivals. Both must appear in the Fortnite Item Shop on August 4 at 8 p.m. EST and show attendees will purchase an Umbrella Glider.
As with J Balvin, Travis Scott and other Fortnite performers, it’s as much about attracting newcomers to the game as it is about keeping people coming back. It’s also worth noting that Epic is expanding the artist lineup to include female stars (recently unearthed plans for a Lady Gaga concert never came to fruition). In theory, Grande could help attract people who wouldn’t otherwise gamble. Fortnite – although only a fraction of them remain after the “7 Rings” singer moves on.
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