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Fortnite's Marshmello in-game concert draws a crowd of 10 million

Published: 11:36, 04 February 2019
Epic Games
Showtime, Marshmello's concert in Fortnite's Pleasant Park
Fortnite, Showtime

Although these numbers are still pending Epic's official confirmation, we've heard that a crowd of 10 million gathered to take part in Fortnite: Battle Royale's latest limited time mode, Showtime, which is impressive however you look at it.

We're still waiting for the official numbers but Geoff Keighley, whom you may know as the man behind The Game Awards, said on his Twitter that Showtime drew a crowd of 10 million players, which has got to be Marshmello's biggest gig yet.

Initially rumoured to be called Party at Pleasant Park, Fortnite's new limited time mode ended up being called Showtime, which was probably a wise move. After all, if you're not a Fortnite player, Pleasant Park may be interpreted as something other than in-game POI.

Just as Marshmello's concert was about to start, Epic turned off all the remaining modes, leaving Showtime as the only playable LTM for the duration of the concert. We're talking about a no-weapons mode that allows for respawns, so that not even dying causes you to miss a beat.

Moreover, stats-obsessed players didn't have to worry about Marshmello's Fortnite concert standing in the way of their past glories, because no stats were recorded - it was just for pure fun.

Fun an games aside though, Fortnite and Epic Games have pulled off quite the feat, which gets more impressive when considering that the company pulled off a flawless event across all the available platforms. At a time when many companies struggle to deliver play-worthy ports on other platforms, Epic is a shining example to follow.

Marshmello took to Twitter to thank everyone, writing, "What makes me happiest about today is that so many people got to experience their first concert ever. All the videos I keep seeing of people laughing and smiling throughout the set are amazing."

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For what it's worth, most fans are delighted regardless of their musical preferences, with many calling for Epic to make more events like this. Marshmello's concert may be hard to beat but Sweeney and Co have been constantly outdoing themselves for a while, so next, please.

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