K-pop band BTS is joining the Fortnite Party Royale mode for an exclusive show.
K-pop legends BTS are boarding the Battle Bus and dropping into the Fortnite map as part of the game's Party Royale mode. The seven-member boy band is one of South Korea's biggest exports and is about as big as they come on the K-pop scene - which fits hand in hand with Fortnite's huge place in gaming. BTS will be popping by in Fortnite for an exclusive new version of hit single, "Dynamite".
"Dynamite" was released in August and soared to the top of the YouTube charts in just 24 hours. To say the single was a hit would be an understatement. It currently sits with an eye-watering 387 million views on the video platform. Epic Games confirmed there will be a choreographed version of "Dynamite" airing in Party Royale on September 26. As well as this, two new emotes (also choreographed by BTW) will be in the game's shop on September 23.
Following the new "Dynamite" premiere, players can enjoy the Dynamite (Tropical Remix) afterparty, that will include karaoke graphics for fans to sing and dance along to. Those in the United Kindom will have to get up early to enjoy the event, as it will take place in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Party Royale debuted in early 2020 as a violence-free addition to Fortnite where players could get together and enjoy a variety of artistic performances. BTS follows in the footsteps of big names including Diplo, Marshmello, and Travis Scott. In fact, Scott's "Astronomical" performance broke a Fortnite record and scored a huge audience of 12.3 million concurrent players. September also saw the start of a free three-week event that made the most of Epic Games' brand new purpose-built studio in the heart of Los Angeles. The live concert kicked off with a performance from Dominic Fike, followed by Anderson .Paak, with more expected to come throughout October.
It's interesting to note that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds confirmed its own collaboration with K-pop band BLACKPINK. Meanwhile, Riot Games is known for making the most of the K-pop boom and will once again bring back K/DA for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship in 2020. Given how popular BTS is, you'll want to make sure you're in Party Royale mode early to nab your place before the servers fill up.
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