The Marshmello in-game concert on February 2 might have demolished the world record for most concurrent players on Fortnite!
The show was a sight to remember as players from around the world joined together to enjoy a set by the worldwide phenomenon EDM DJ, Marshmello, for a free concert!
Community members around social media have shared their view of the show, thoughts, and expressed that the Marshemllo concert might have been the best thing to ever happen in Fortnite.
Video game journalist and host of the Video Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, posted on Twitter that his sources confirmed that the show might have smashed the current world record for players in Fortnite.
Far From Alone: Sources are telling me there were more than *10 million concurrent players* watching the @marshmellomusic concert in @FortniteGame today – on top of the millions watching online. What a moment for gaming! pic.twitter.com/fkrPNjSC9I
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 3, 2019
Keighley’s announcement means that Fortnite’s concert in Pleasant Park might now be the most attended concert in history, as the current World Record holder is Rod Stewart’s 1993 New Year’s Eve show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with over 3.5 million people in attendance.
The Marshmello x Fortnite event was certainly a milestone event for everybody involved, especially since technological advances helped propel the concert further thanks to the fact that Marshmello was able to broadcast in real-time to concert attendees!
After the show on February 3, Marshmello hopped into a call with Fortnite streamer Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlap to explain that nothing was pre-recorded, to the surprise of every Fortnite player.
“That was all live, man! That was the whole thing, so you know, in the very early workings of it all we weren’t sure what could be handled as far as bandwidth and stuff like live voice, and live everything,” Marshmello confirmed with Courage.
Would you attend another Fortnite concert? What artist would you like to see perform next?