Connect with us


Metallica is headlining Fortnite’s next concert

Fortnite will feature Metallica in a series of in-game concerts starting on June 22nd, and the band will also appear in Fortnite Festival and Rocket Racing.



Metallica is headlining Fortnite’s next concert
Metallica is headlining Fortnite’s next concert

It’s sad but true: Metallica is coming to Fortnite. Epic just announced that the group will be featured in the game’s next concert. The news is part of a larger musical collaboration between Fortnite and the heavy metal band.

First up, the concert itself. It’s called “Metallica: Fuel Fire Fury,” and players can check it out during a few windows later this month: June 22nd at 2PM, 5PM, and 11PM ET and June 23rd at 10AM, 2PM, and 5PM ET. There aren’t many details on what the virtual show will entail, but it’ll be the latest in a line of in-game concerts from the likes of Eminem, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, and Marshmello.

Now that Fortnite is more than a battle royale (though that remains the most popular mode), Epic is spreading the Metallica experience across the ecosystem. The band will be the featured act in the music game Fortnite Festival starting on June 13th, taking over for Billie Eilish, and there will be a new “Thrash Mountain” track in Rocket Racing. Not only are all four members of Metallica going to be featured in the game but there will also be Lego versions of them as well.

The band Metallica in Lego Form.The band Metallica in Lego Form.
Image: Epic Games

Fortnite’s battle royale is currently in the midst of a postapocalyptic season reminiscent of Mad Max, complete with a wasteland biome and vehicular combat. Lego Fortnite, meanwhile, just got a big update that introduced two new difficulty mode: cozy and expert.