Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has been known as a battle royale shooter where building plays an important role. Previous collaborations have already shown that owner Epic Games has much bigger plans for the game: from a collaboration with Dragon Ball where you can watch episodes of the series in the game to in-game concerts by artists like Eminem and Marshmello. But this week there was something completely different on the agenda: new, free Fortnite games! The rhythm game Fortnite Festival is the latest addition to that series.
Earlier this week, Fortnite fans were treated to Lego FortniteWhich reminds us of the game Minecraft. Then it became a racing game Rocket race It was launched in collaboration with the developer of Rocket League. Now it’s your turn to play the rhythm Fortnite Festival, created by Rock Band developer Harmonix. What can you expect from this new game within the Fortnite ecosystem?
How does Fortnite Festival work?
The Fortnite Festival is free and can be found in Fortnite by searching the Discover screen. If you’ve ever played a Rock Band or Guitar Hero game, you’ll have an idea of the gameplay. By pressing the right buttons at the right time, you can play well-known songs. There are quite a few!
There are currently 33 songs available, 12 of which you can play for free. The Weeknd plays a major role in the current Fortnite season, but Lady Gaga, The White Stripes, and Billie Eilish are also represented on the set list. But there are also a lot of differences in instruments: you can choose from guitar, keytar, drums, guitar or microphone. Although you currently have to control these tools using your Switch controller, Epic Games has already revealed that it is prioritizing development for “special” consoles. In the future, you may be able to participate with a fake guitar or drum set, just like in the past! Have you tried Fortnite Festival yet? Let us know in the comments!
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