The Weeknd announced for new ‘Fortnite Festival’ game mode

Fortnite has confirmed The Weeknd as the first headlining act for its new Festival game more.

According to a press release, Fortnite Festival will be the first entirely music-focused mode to be introduced to the immensely popular battle royale game. While Fortnite itself is developed by Epic Games, the Festival game mode is being developed by Harmonix – the studio behind the Rock Band video game franchise. It was reported in November 2021 that Epic Games had acquired Harmonix to develop Fortnite experiences.

Fortnite Festival is a new music game where players can play in a band with friends or perform solo on stage with hit music by their favourite artists,” the press release states.


A trailer featuring The Weeknd skins and the Canadian singer’s ‘Take My Breath’ has also been released and can be seen below.

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Fortnite Festival is due to launch exclusively in Fortnite on December 9.

The Weeknd’s confirmation for Fortnite Festival comes after Fortnite confirmed a massive collaboration with Lego, with a series of skins and a new survival crafting mode coming to the game. Set to launch December 7, the update will bring a new Lego-themed survival crafting mode⁠ to Fortnite alongside a number of updates skins.

Recently, Fortnite revealed that Eminem would join the game during last weekend’s Big Bang event, with a selection of skins available based on the rapper.


Epic Games also rolled back its controversial age restrictions with the December 3 update that prevented certain skins from being used within certain maps of the game until they’re able to find a “long-term solution” to the feature.