Travis Scott‘s virtual ‘Astronomical’ show broke Fortnite‘s streaming records over the weekend.
Described as “an other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, built from the ground up in Fortnite“, the ‘Astronomical’ show helped break Fortnite‘s existing streaming record as over 12.3 million concurrent players participated in the online event.
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
The previous record was held by EDM artist Marshmello, whose February 2019 set in Fortnite attracted 10.7 million players.
In addition to ‘Astronomical’, Scott was also added in virtual form to Fortnite as part of the game’s ‘ Icon Series’. Players could get access to the rapper’s Outfits, Emotes and more through the partnership.
Last week, Christine and The Queens covered Scott’s single ‘Highest In The Room’. The rendition saw Christine converting Scott’s lyrics into French during the latter part of the cover.