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Metallica x Fortnite image courtesy of Nasty Little Man PR
Metallica x Fortnite image courtesy of Nasty Little Man PR

Metallica lights up Fortnite

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Wed, Jun 12th 2024 06:00 pm

First band to take center stage across all of Fortnite, beginning June 13 
√ ‘Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.’ playable concert’ June 22 & 23
√ Watch the Metallica x Fortnite trailer here

Press Release

Having played every continent in the physical world, Metallica sets its sights on new frontiers with events across Fortnite this month.

Metallica becomes the first band to take center stage across all Fortnite experiences, with Metallica-themed gameplay coming to Fortnite Festival, Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing and more starting tomorrow, June 13. Plus, as part of an all-new music experience inside of Fortnite, “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” will bring a series of in-game concert performances to players only on June 22-23.

Completely customized and built from the ground up using Unreal Editor for Fortnite by technology studio Magnopus, “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” is a brand-new playable concert that will journey through six of Metallica’s fan-favorite songs with themed gameplay that complements the intensity of a Metallica live show. This immersive music experience will have six different showtimes across two days:

•Saturday, June 22: 2, 5, 11 p.m. ET

•Sunday, June 23: 10 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. ET

The above times will be the only chance to experience the concert live.

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica are the icons of Fortnite Festival Season 4, where fans can shred along with Metallica on classics including “Enter Sandman,” “Ride the Lightning” and “Master of Puppets.”

Metallica’s not just visiting Fortnite to perform – they’re here to battle. This new season of Fortnite Festival introduces the Battle Stage, a new competitive way to play the rhythm music game, and will be available even after the Metallica collaboration concludes.

Fortnite Festival’s Battle Stage will see 16 players in a match, all will play from the same four-song setlist, and one will emerge victorious.

Season 4 starts tomorrow and ends at midnight Aug. 16. For more information on Season 4, the “player-vs-player” (PvP) Battle Stage, check out the Fortnite Festival blog.

Metallica themed-gameplay is also coming to additional Fortnite games: Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, and Rocket Racing. For more information on the Metallica x Fortnite collaboration, visit the blog.

How to jump into Fortnite

•Download Fortnite for free on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Android, PC. 

•Fortnite is also available on cloud-based streaming services. Learn how to access any of these options here.

•Once in the Fortnite Lobby, select the game you’d like to play. For starters:

√ “Fortnite Battle Royale” for the classic, action-packed shooter

√ “Fortnite Festival – Main Stage” for rhythm-based gameplay

√ “Fortnite Festival – Battle Stage” for competitive, player-vs-player music gameplay

√ “LEGO Fortnite” for a survival crafting LEGO adventure

√ “Rocket Racing” to drift, fly, and boost in a supersonic arcade racer

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