In order to help drive up excitement for the Fortnite Marshmellow Showtime concert, Epic Games has added three Showtime challenges to the battle royale title that relate to the Marshmellow concert event set to take place on Saturday. Construction work on the stage began earlier in the week, as players discovered when they ventured into the Pleasant Park section of the game's map and visited the football field found there. An NPC of Marshmello is also expected to appear on the stage to play the tracks.
Heading into today's concert, which kicked off at 2:00 p.m. ET, I didn't really know what to expect. As I referenced in my blog post over the weekend "In game live experiences like this are nothing new...". With damage turned off while at the concert, you got lobbies full of 60 people each doing Fortnite dances, the worm, the Marsh walk, and other insane emotes.
So how did Epic pull this massive event off?More news: How do Super Bowl teams’ defenses stack up?
More news: Jewish family says kicked off plane for 'religious reason' not body odor
More news: Oscars nominations: Full list of 91st Academy Awards nominees
Keighley's announcement means that Fortnite's concert in Pleasant Park might now be the most attended concert in history, as the current World Record holder is Rod Stewart's 1993 New Year's Eve show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with over 3.5 million people in attendance. Like a custom skin, pickaxe, and dance emotes. But perhaps smartest of all, this was not an event for Marshmello fans in the way that previous virtual concerts have been.
Based on the in-game countdown, it looks like the Marshmello Showtime Challenges will be available until the end of Saturday.
Marshmello uploaded the whole concert to his YouTube channel which you can watch below.