EDM star DJ Marshmello carried out at a distinct type of live performance as we speak: one held dwell in-game in Fortnite. Fortnite gamers have been excitedly anticipating the occasion all week, with Epic dropping hints that one thing large was coming.
Epic is understood for his or her wacky and inventive occasions, which have included a rocket launch that ripped a rift in Fortnite’s sky, Kevin the dice who took a roll round the entire world map, and the current assault of the Ice King which left the entire map below snow. However a dwell music occasion is a brand new idea, and Epic has been busy selling the occasion with in-game posters, and a problem to unlock a Marshmello dance emote and the “marshy smasher” pickaxe.
For those who missed out on the dwell live performance, no want to fret! You’ll be able to relive the enjoyable and music with an in-game video of the occasion proper right here with us.
The live performance was held in Nice Park, the place the standard soccer area was reworked right into a stage. With the intention to keep the peace on the live performance, all different recreation modes had been disabled and gamers took a break from specializing in their week 9 challenges to benefit from the music. For as soon as in Fortnite, everybody got here collectively to bounce as an alternative of discovering inventive methods to see one another off.
Marshmello is understood for sporting a customized helmet impressed by Deadmau5 for his public appearances, and his in-game look was no completely different. A lot of the viewers turned out in matching Marshmello appears and with their marshy smashers prepared. The stage had the identical shiny colours and lighting results that an in-person live performance would have, but in addition boasted extras like an unlimited holographic Marshmello and different figures which danced excessive above the stage.
Twitter has been going predictably nuts in regards to the live performance, with Tweets describing the occasion as “superior“, displaying “what video video games are able to,” and “fingers down the definition of epic.” An occasion on this scale demonstrates the probabilities of digital music reveals, with Twitter customers questioning “Did @marshmellomusic simply have the biggest live performance in human historical past ?!” and cheering that “As a lover of dwell music and gaming, seeing the 2 come collectively like that is loopy.”
Marshmello himself appeared delighted with the gig, tweeting: “Holy!!! We simply made historical past as we speak. We will all inform our youngsters at some point that we attended the primary ever digital live performance.”
Holy!!! We simply made historical past as we speak. We will all inform our youngsters at some point that we attended the primary ever digital live performance @FortniteGame
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) February 2, 2019