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Ariana Grande is the Next Pop Artist to Perform in Fortnite

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BY August 1, 2021

If you’re a fan of Fornite, then you’re likely looking forward to the second half of season 7. The alien-themed hijinks are a great add to the game. I’m actually happy to say I checked out recent additions to the game and loved what I played. The latest rumor surrounding another huge event for the game included two things. Firstly, fans thought we’d get another concert of sorts. The second part is the big piece of news: Ariana Grande was attached to rumors about the concert. We now know that Ariana Grande is set to headline a new concert event in Fortnite called the Rift Tour. For fans of the game and the singer, this might be the finest Fornite collab yet. Here’s what we know so far.

When to See Ariana Grande Play a Virtual Concert in Fornite

After a pretty successful Travis Scott Fortnite Concert, Epic Games saw an opportunity. With a younger audience playing the game most often, pop music fits right into the vibes of Fortnite. The game continues to grow in popularity and prominence, even as fewer people seem to talk about it. A recent Batman Crossover went over really well. The next big name to join the game’s growing guest list: the current queen of pop herself.

Ariana Grande is headlining a series of concerts involved in the  Fortnite Rift Tour.” There will be five slots in which the artist will perform over three days. Epic Games encourages fans to show up about an hour early because of past experiences with server overload. Epic encourages in its announcement that “our goal is to accommodate everyone possible, but if capacity is reached, please join us for one of the other shows.” Even if you’re not a huge fan of Fortnite or Ariana Grande, you have to admit this is a cool collab. A video game is able to work with a huge global pop star in a really unique way. These sorts of things didn’t happen a decade ago, let alone 5 years ago.

Fans can celebrate Ariana’s run in the Rift Tour with her arrival in the Item Shop and Icon Series. As a sneak peek, Epic released two cool items of note. You can find the Ariana Grande Outfit and Piggy Smallz Back Bling in the shop now. Ahead of the show, you still have time to unlock rewards for the first wave of Rift Tour Quests. Hop into the game, check out the Quests in the Rift Tour tab between July 29 and August 8, and target ready to unlock rewards. Heck, if you’re not a fan, it might just be worth attending for the Cuddly Cloudcruiser commemorative Umbrella. The cool limited-time item also comes along with the Skye up High Loading Screen and a Rift Tour-themed Banner for anyone who logs in during August 5-9.

If you’re still a fan of Fortnite, then let us know in the comments. Don’t be shy; the game is still wildly fun. Pay no mind to hate online; this is a safe place for whatever you like to play!

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games


Taylor is the Gaming Editor of Comic Years and a lifelong fan of video games. He holds two degrees in Political Communication and wrote a Master's Thesis on resistance movements, race, and the exploitation of college athletes. His wife and two Toy Australian Sheppards keep him sane.


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