'Fortnite' Showtime Poster Locations: Epic Games Teases Marshmello Concert
Epic Games is trying something new for its latest in-game event.
A series of Fortnite: Battle Royale leaks involving the EDM musician Marshmello have culminated in a new series of challenges leading up to an in-game concert event this weekend.
The first “Showtime Challenge” was unlocked Thursday morning with the typical Week 9 challenges, and it simply has players “search a Showtime Poster.” These posters are seemingly everywhere on the island, especially in places you might imagine real-life concert posters might hang. They’re in residential areas, around gas stations, and generally speaking posted in or around places where human beings might frequent.
Which is to say that players have a lot of options in terms of what specific single poster they “search” to complete this super simple challenge. We suggest players head to the gas station southeast of Fatal Fields as it’s not a popular landing destination and there’s a Showtime Poster that’s centrally located on the front of the store.
But this is seemingly the first time that Epic Games is deliberately setting up a challenge with the explicit purpose of advertising a specific in-game event directly to players.
The pink posters advertise a Marshmello concert in Pleasant Park on February 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Anyone who heads there now can see a complex stage being constructed.
Two more Showtime challenges will unlock Friday morning at the usual time of 9 a.m. Eastern, and there are some rumors floating around that the event itself will feature even more challenges.
It’s unclear to what extent this Marshmello collaboration will have any long-standing impact on the world of Fortnite, but it could be setting an interesting precedent for new ways that Epic Games can create more dynamic in-game events.
What will they think of next?