Epic Games has announced the next batch of musical performances is coming Fortnite, called the Soundwave series. The new series features artists from around the world and players can experience music from each artist in an interactive in-game experience.
Epic is known for bringing musical performances to Fortnite, including spectacular shows for major artists such as Travis Scott and Ariana Grande and concerts on the non-violent party royale island. But Epic is increasingly collaborating with its community to create signature experiences for the game in FortniteCreative mode, such as with this summer’s Easy Life virtual concert and the Balenciaga-themed ‘Strange Times’ hub. The first show in the Soundwave series, featuring Egyptian artist Mohamed Hamaki, will continue that trend, as will future shows in the Soundwave series, Epic said. The edge.
Hamaki’s show kicks off October 1 at 2pm ET and will be available through October 3 at 2pm ET. Interestingly, there are multiple ways to see the event: you can attend the event by jumping into a special playlist or watch it during a typical battle royale match through a picture-in-picture mode, which has been used in the past. was used to compete Fortnite in the game. (This picture-in-picture feature is only available at certain times during the 48-hour Hamaki event.)
The new series seemingly marks Epic’s next initiative to create Fortnite something more than just a game. Not only do the concerts provide something else for players to do, but the picture-in-picture feature can keep players locked in Fortnite‘s universe for music instead of turning to something like Spotify.
In the coming months, Australian singer-songwriter Tones And I, Brazilian rapper Emicida, Japanese pop artist and music producer Gen Hoshino and Franco-Mallian singer Aya Nakamura will also be featured in the coming months, Epic says.