Lil Nas X’s live Roblox concerts draw more attendees than Travis Scott’s trail-blazing Fortnite event, with over 33 million players watching.
Rapper Lil Nas X performed live as a part of an in-game Roblox concert that drew more viewers than Fortnite’s ground-breaking Travis Scott event. Millions of Roblox players flooded the servers over the course of three days, allowing Lil Nas X to take the crown for the largest in-game concert in gaming history.
In-game concerts have become all the rage with games such as Minecraft and Fortnite hosting them for millions of viewers and attendees. Fortnite has made it a habit of hosting these concerts quite frequently, bringing in a number of DJs and musical artists artists such as Marshmello and Travis Scott. Marshmello’s concert drew over 10 million players to the game, while Travis Scott’s event drew over 27 million. But both of those have finally been knocked off of their pedestals by Roblox.
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Lil Nas X’s concert series started on November 12 with the rapper performing four sets over the course of three days. Each set was 10 minutes long, compared to Travis Scott’s Fortnite event which lasted just shy of nine minutes. What’s more impressive is the number of viewers Lil Nas X was able to pull. According to Sarah Needleman, tech reported for The Wall Street Journal, Roblox reported a whopping 33 million players who attended the live events. This beat the number of attendees for the Travis Scott event, which brought in 27.7 million players.
Thank you to everyone who attended and created content around the Travis Scott event!
Over 27.7 million unique players in-game participated live 45.8 million times across the five events to create a truly Astronomical experience. 🤯🔥 pic.twitter.com/LSH0pLmGOS
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 27, 2020
Of course, Lil Nas X’s appearance during the concert obviously drew inspiration from Travis Scott’s event. Lil Nas X appeared as a giant version of himself towering over the attendees as they watched in awe. Lil Nas also pulled off a series of wardrobe changes, flashy light shows, and even sang his new single “Holiday” for the first time. This is similar to how Travis Scott debuted his single “THE SCOTTS” during his concert. However, Lil Nas X impressively performed all of his songs live, whereas Travis Scott’s event was a series of pre-recorded songs played over flashy visuals.
With COVID-19 forcing everyone to stay indoors, video games have become the ideal location for virtual events. Players control avatars of themselves and attend live events with their friends as if they were there in person. It may not be exactly the same as standing amongst a crowd of fellow sweaty concert attendees, but it is a neat alternative. Hopefully, Roblox and Fortnite will continue to host these events even after the pandemic comes to an end.
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