Travis Scott is set to host an in-game performance in Fortnite, debuting a brand new track in the process.
It comes as part of a new in-game experience called ‘Astronomical’, which will run from April 23-25.
An announcement for the new experience describes Astronomical as an “other-worldly experience like nothing you’ve ever seen” and a “one of a kind musical journey”. See it below.
Fans of Scott and the game had previously guessed that an in-game performance was coming, having found hints relating to Scott hidden in data-mined files.
Posters that show a planet circuiting around the Fortnite map sitting above a musical note were found, while a new planet texture was also been discovered that includes carnival images some have linked to Scott’s 2018 album ‘Astroworld’. When the planet is hovered over, Scott’s track ‘Highest In The Room’ plays.
A poster asset for an upcoming event has been decrypted. pic.twitter.com/8VyWIWiPuV
— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel (@iFireMonkey) April 17, 2020
This Audio & Texture just got decrypted! [Thanks to @MaikyMOficial for noticing the AES KEY)
YOU CAN HEAR TRAVIS SCOTT'S – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM SONG!! ITS CONFIRMED!! pic.twitter.com/HoUDRaiHq9
— HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) April 18, 2020
A number of artists have previously played within Fortnite. Marshmello performed in Fortnite: Battle Royale in February 2019. The game’s makers didn’t confirm the virtual gig beforehand, even after the DJ and producer’s plans were leaked online.
Earlier this year, Travis Scott released a new collaboration with Migos and Young Thug titled ‘Give No Fxk’. The song was debuted at the rapper’s Houston festival Astroworld in November 2019, while its official release came accompanied with a special effects-heavy video.
Scott was due to headline Coachella 2020 this month, topping the bill alongside Frank Ocean and Rage Against The Machine. The Californian festival has been postponed until October, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, Fortnite introduced a new emote that performs Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.