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Coachella is headed back to Fortnite this year

Coachella is headed back to Fortnite this year


Epic is collaborating with the iconic music festival for the second year in a row.

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Fortnite’s push into music continues with its second collaboration with Coachella, and it’s a bit more involved than last year.

The music festival will be featured inside of the game in a few different ways. Perhaps most notable is the “Coachella Island” that players can explore, built using the game’s Creative mode, and which features music from Porter Robinson, some mini-games to play, and a virtual merch tent. (The island will be available to check out starting on April 14th at 3PM ET.)

Meanwhile, 18 different songs from Coachella artists will be playing on Fortnite’s in-game radio station in the battle royale mode from now until May 12th. There will also be Coachella-themed quests to complete and, since this is Fortnite, a pair of new character skins to purchase in the item shop.

A screenshot of one of the new Coachella-themed character skins coming to Fortnite.
One of the new Coachella-themed character skins.
Image: Epic Games

The collaboration is just one part of an ever-expanding push attempting to turn Fortnite into a destination for music in addition to third-person shooting. Outside of the big virtual concerts, Epic has also made Bandcamp part of the game and experimented with some more unique artist-led musical experiences. And there’s a good chance we’ll see plenty more different music experiences in the future, as the game just got some much-expanded creation tools.

The news comes the same week as Fortnite kicked off another in-game collab, this time with the anime Attack on Titan.