Travis Scott, aka, the rapper whose name I didn’t bother knowing but whose songs previously annoyed me on a daily basis at the gym – but who’s wildly popular these days – had an unusual tie-in event with the similarly wildly popular game, Fortnite. Besides being able to unlock Travis Scott-related cosmetics and emote, or even purchase a Travis Scott skin that’s worn by other players way too much these days, there were also several in-game concerts. In fact, depending upon when you’re reading this, you may still have a chance to see one of these concerts for yourself.
Being the Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 achievement addict that I am, I was able to complete the various Travis Scott missions, which included bouncing on insane looking inflatable Travis Scott tiki heads, which allowed me to unlock, among other things, an insane-looking hybrid roller coaster/car glider. The final such “mission” was to attend a concert at a specific time, which I did earlier this morning, although admittedly on my iPad while I was doing work-related things on my gaming computer/workstation.
Upon clicking on the astronomical Astro Nomical concert event, you’re transported into a Team Rumble match. I was promptly killed on the concert platform, but, since it’s Team Rumble, I respawned and was able to make my way back to the stage and dance along with all the other players for a while.
Here are some photos from that session:
As you can see, it was some trippy stuff, and frankly reminded me of various virtual reality (VR) experiences I’ve, well, experienced, and would have been even better if wearing a headset was some type of option. It was neat enough, though, as-is, especially in the context of Fortnite.
Once the concert was over, the Team Rumble match commenced. Again, because I was playing it on an iPad while doing other things, I just grabbed some weapons and hid in a bush until the match was over. Fortunately – with absolutely no help from me other than one assisted kill when I pickaxed and damaged the player who ultimately killed me on the stage – my team got a Victory Royale.
I did get two career milestones marked on my timeline for the effort: