Fortnite said it crossed 350 million registered players, about 100 million more than it had in March 2019.
That massive audience powered the Travis Scott concert, which drew more than 12.3 million concurrent players tuned in to its “Party Royale” game mode.
Scott’s performance was only 10 minutes long, so a similar short stretch is likely for Friday’s show. When the concert is over, gamers are sent back into their competitions.
Users in the Scott show could participate with several emojis available, including flaming microphone stands. They also were immersed by floating and walking through the concert, taking in the action from all angles, much as the game allows multiple vantage points.
Besides being available on Fortnite, the event was livestreamed by prominent gamers on their own channels.