Rapper Travis Scott just made an appearance for the first of five shows he’ll be starring in for Fortnite, and if you’re a fan of either of those things – like the millions of people who tuned in to watch – it was one hell of an event.
While only running for around ten minutes, and focused on the debut of a new single, the whole thing could have just been some players standing around watching a Travis Scott model on a stage rapping.
Instead, everyone watching got giants, space travel, underwater sections and a lot of lasers.
Media firm Lightshed put some quick numbers together on viewership, and found that over two million fans were just watching, without even being in the game themselves:
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
There’ll be four more concerts held in the game over the next few days.
This of course isn’t the first time an artist has played a show inside Fortnite; Marshmello played one last year too that was, by our own intrepid Fortnite reporter’s account, pretty great.