Fortnite teases concert series with ‘record-breaking superstar’

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The Verge 29 July, 2021 - 10:03am 52 views

When is the Ariana Grande concert in fortnite?

The Fortnite Rift Tour event is expected to take place between July 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern and August 6 at 6 p.m. Eastern. During that time frame, players will have an opportunity to complete challenges with free rewards that culminate in a live event believed to be a virtual Ariana Grande concert. Inverse‘Fortnite’ Ariana Grande Rift Tour leaks, dates, time, challenges, and rewards

The Rift Tour begins on Aug. 7

According to Epic’s announcement, the Rift Tour will involve “a musical journey into magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide.” It’s worth noting that, much like the Travis Scott event from last year, Epic hasn’t explicitly called this event a concert but the “Tour” part of the name and the “musical journey” certainly implies it.

Now the only question left is who Epic’s superstar will be.

If the Rift Tour’s star really is one of these two singers, it certainly seems the cosmetics that Epic has teased for this event certainly fit more into the Ariana Grande aesthetic than that of Lady Gaga. Supporting this, many prominent Fortnite dataminers and leakers seem to think that it’s almost certainly Grande. On top of all that, Aug. 6 is Ariana Grande Day, the first day of the event. Yes, really.

Epic says that it will reveal more about Fortnite’s Rift Tour and its musical superstar on Aug. 2.

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Fortnite - Rift Tour poster locations: Where to interact with the Rift Tour posters explained

Eurogamer.net 29 July, 2021 - 11:11pm

Interact with the Rift Tour posters is one of the first Rift Tour quests in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

In preparation towards a three-day concert available 6th to 8th August, new quests are starting to emerge under the Rift Tour premise.

This one in particular asks you to interact with the Rift Tour posters scattered across five key locations in the battle royale map.

Completing this challenge won't reward you with XP to help you unlock more Battle Stars for the Season 7 battle pass. Instead, you will receive a unique Rift Tour themed spray for your collection.

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First of all, one of the quests tasks you to Save the Date in the Rift Tour tab and play a match. For this, head towards the tab in the main menu, and choose the date that best suits your region. Once that's settled, you can now go ahead and jump into a match to complete both quests simultaneously.

There is a total of five locations to choose from: Lazy Lake, Misty Meadows, Believer Beach, Retail Row and Risky Reels. You only need to interact with one of the Rift Tour posters once, so feel free to take your pick.

You can find them on the locations at a glance below:

Now, let's move onto the exact spots of four of the locations that should help you to finish this as soon as possible.

Let's start with Believer Beach. This is often a highly populated area, but luckily, the posters themselves are scattered around pretty much everywhere.

We found Rift Tour posters on the right side of the circle-shaped area, located close to where the road towards the pier starts. They're on the walls of each side of a store's door.

Taking the previous spot for reference, the house on the left side (following the bottom road) also had posters on the wall, right next to the wooden stairs that lead to the rooftop.

Onto Risky Reels now. In case you are not aware, this is a small site found west of Corny Complex, which makes it hard to miss.

Once you arrive, make sure to head towards the fence north of the area. You will see several posters there, so take your pick.

Moving on to Lazy Lake. This is another popular spot and you're bound to bump into other players. While we recommend the previous locations for a much faster process, you may be around the area on your own.

If that's the case, don't fret, as we know where you should immediately go. You will find a poster in the outdoor dining area near the centre of Lazy Lake.

If you happen to be near the Misty Meadows area, we have got you covered. This is another popular location, but the poster is fairly secluded, so you might get lucky and avoid bumping into other players unprepared.

There is a poster in between the second and third house found on the eastern side of Misty Meadows, just at the left of the main road.

That should be all! While there are plenty of options, remember that you only need to interact with one poster.

With this quest completed, you can go ahead and use an Alien Hologram Pad on top of a Party UFO to gain another Rift Tour themed award.

If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Season 7, check out our guides on the Battle Pass, legendary quests, alien artefacts, IO Weapons, cosmic chest and Ferrari 296 GBT location.

Diego is a freelance writer from Argentina who has learned English thanks to video games. He missed most of the classics, but can gush about Doom, Persona, The Darkness and pinballs for hours. Probably on Twitter right now.

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The Rift Tour is the next big in-game event for ‘Fortnite’

NME.com 29 July, 2021 - 11:11pm

The long-awaited Ariana Grande Fortnite event has finally been confirmed. Earlier this morning, the countdown timer in Fortnite was confirmed as an indication of the time left until the Ariana Grande live event. Fortnite has now given it an official name and date. The Fortnite Rift Tour, as it's called now, will be held from August 6th to August 8th.

While it isn't necessarily confirmed to be Ariana Grande, it is stated that "Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide" in the upcoming event. This description can definitely apply to her. Dataminer HYPEX is also convinced that the superstar in question will be Ariana Grande.

The rift theme makes sense as well. In Season 5 of Chapter 2, Fortnite made great use of the rifts bringing in people from other realities. It now seems that Ariana Grande will be the latest addition. While it's not yet known if this will be connected to the storyline as previously theorized, it seems a likely occurrence that Ariana Grande will be here very soon.

In anticipation of the event, Fortnite has also released some limited time challenges for players to earn some XP and purchase Battle Pass items. These are all the challenges and rewards:

Another thing to note is that this is apparently only Phase 1, according to iFireMonkey. It truly will be a musical experience like no other.

Is this going to be the biggest live event in Fortnite history?

Fortnite: How to Save the Date in the Rift Tour Tab and Play a Match

GameRant 29 July, 2021 - 12:31pm

To put things quite simply, Fortnite fans that are working on the "Save the Date in the Rift Tour tab and play a match" challenge should begin by navigating to the Lobby. For full clarity, this is the menu where players select their preferred game modes and initiate matches, and there are several different tabs at the top of it. One of those tabs is the Rift Tour tab, and fans should click on it to be taken to a new menu.

At this point, players will encounter a number of colorful cards, each of which displays a different date and time. Fans should now click on one of these cards, which will cause a checkmark to appear at its bottom, and then return to the Lobby to finish the first step of this Rift Tour challenge. Notably, players can select any of the cards from the Rift Tour tab for the purposes of completing this task, though they may want to put some thought toward which of these Fortnite live events they actually want to attend.

Next, fans should load into a match and play until they are either eliminated or achieve victory. Regardless of the way that the match ultimately ends, players will receive indication that they have completed the "Save the Date in the Rift Tour tab" challenge upon its conclusion. They will also earn the Cosmic Cuddles Loading Screen in Fortnite, which is quite a psychedelic image indeed.

As previously indicated, this is just one of several of the Rift Tour challenges that are now available in Fortnite, and players can obtain some additional rewards by completing them all. Those rewards include the Cloudy Kitty Emoticon and the Rift-sterpiece Spray, and fans will need to do things like use an Alien Hologram Pad on top of the Party UFO in order to earn them. Fortunately, the Rift Tour event is still one week away, which means that players have plenty of time to tackle every one of these tasks.

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Fortnite Rift Tour challenges: Where and how to use an alien hologram pad on top of the Party UFO

Sportskeeda 29 July, 2021 - 11:54am

The Rift Tour in Fortnite has officially been named and given a date and even some challenges. It will begin on August 6th, confirming that the countdown timer was counting down to this event. It will last for two days until the 8th. There are several challenges that are live now that can give players free rewards just for completing them. One of them is to use an alien hologram on top of a Party UFO, which can be difficult if one does not know where this "Party UFO" is. Here's where and how to complete this challenge.

Here is the full list of challenges and their rewards. The alien hologram challenge will reward players with the Cloudy Kitty.

The Party UFO in question here appears to reference the UFO in the middle of the map. Players can land on the Party UFO and use one of the alien hologram pads there to complete this challenge. This is an easy one to do as it only requires landing and then leaving, so players can also drop down to Risky Reels and interact with a poster there to check two challenges off the list.

The alien hologram pads will grant players low gravity. Despite the fact that this challenge centers around a very populated drop right in the middle of the map, it can be completed before moving on to either finishing other challenges or simply playing a match of Fortnite.

These challenges have gone live, though the event is not for another eight days. Players can acquire all the rewards prior to the live event as the "Attend Rift Tour" challenge has no reward tied to it.

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Will this be the biggest event in Fortnite history?

Fortnite will host a series of August concerts, probably starring Ariana Grande

PC Gamer 29 July, 2021 - 10:52am

With Lady Gaga coming later in the year.

The Rift Tour's schedule suggests it'll be consistent with last year's series of Travis Scott concerts, which were big in several ways: Scott appeared as a towering behemoth during the event, and the shows attracted a record concurrent player count for Fortnite of 12.3 million (it was also a big score for Scott, who reportedly earned roughly $20 million from the event). Marshmello has also performed in the past

There are a bunch of challenges already live in-game building up to the event which reward players with various cosmetics, and a temporary in-game tab for the five events that will take place over the three days. Epic will be announcing more on August 2, which I'm sure will be grand.

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Fortnite to Hold Three-Day Concert Featuring "Record-Breaking Superstar" This August - IGN

IGN 29 July, 2021 - 10:21am

Epic Games announced the tour on its official website. Fortnite's Rift Tour will apparently take players on a "musical journey into magical new realities" when it launches on August 6.

The game is set to feature five shows over three days, and will feature another "record-breaking superstar". Last year, Fortnite featured a Travis Scott concert experience, and it sounds like Rift Tour is attempting to one-up that event.

Fans can access an in-game Rift Tour tab which allows them to register interest in the event and schedule the showtimes that they plan to attend. As well as clearly marking showtimes in the Rift Tour tab, Epic Games has said that it recommends fans arrive in Fortnite 60 minutes prior to showtime. Rift Tour playlists should then be live and accessible 30 minutes before each show.

Beginning today, players interested in the event can begin to unlock rewards for the first round of Rift Tour quests, including a Cosmic Cuddles loading screen, Rift-sterpiece Spray, and Cloud Kitty emoticon. Despite the new questlines, it currently seems as though the Rift Tour will be separate to the current Fortnite season, which remains UFO-themed. Epic Games says that it will share more details about the tour on August 2.

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