After weeks of leaks, and days of anticipation, the Fortnite astronomical event -- also known as the in-game Travis Scott concert -- went down in the free-to-play PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and mobile battle royale game in front of millions of players in-game, and even more watching via stream. Expectations going into the concert were that it could fail miserably, but it didn't. In fact, judging by the reaction of players across the Internet, it was one of the game's best events yet.
As for the event itself, it was literally a Travis Scott concert, but in Fortnite. During it, Travis Scott become Godzilla-sized and performed a psychedelic concert for players, full of explosions, special effects, and much more. Meanwhile, it looks like in addition to some brand new music, Travis Scott's virtual figure performed some of his well known bangers.
At one point, the concert went underwater, which premiered the game's new gameplay mechanic: underwater swimming. However, it's unclear if this feature is just for the event or a permanent addition to the battle royale title.
Compared to the game's previous in-game concert, which featured popular DJ Marshmello, the new event was packed full of much more production value. It wasn't just an in-game concert, but one of the game's craziest events to date that took players under the water and through space.
The concert was nearly 10 minutes long, so obviously all of this is just the cliff notes. If you want to check out the event in its entirety, you can do so below, courtesy of YouTuber Yung Chip:
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