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Everything you need to know about Ariana Grande's Fortnite Rift Tour

Ariana Grande is going to make it rain in Fortnite.

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Fortnite is hosting a special Rift Tour event from July 29 through August 8, so we’re here to tell you all you need to know about the upcoming celebration including its date, time, leaked challenges, and what they might mean for Ariana Grande and the future of Battle Royale.

What are the dates and times of the Fortnite Rift Tour event?

Here’s the official schedule of events tied to the ‘Fornite’ Rift Tour through August 6.

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The Fortnite Rift Tour event is expected to take place between July 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern and August 8 at 6 p.m. Eastern. During that time frame, players will have an opportunity to complete challenges with free rewards that culminate in a live event that’s now confirmed to be a virtual Ariana Grande concert.

Here’s the full list of Rift Tour dates and times for those who may have missed the news.

  • August 6 at 6 p.m. Eastern
  • August 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • August 8 at 12 a.m. Eastern
  • August 8 at 10 a.m. Eastern
  • August 8 at 6 p.m. Eastern

What’s the full list of Fortnite Rift Tour Challenges and rewards?

Fortnite’s Rift Tour Challenges were leaked by trusted leaker HYPEX and others on the morning of July 29. Here’s what they entail.

Here’s the official list of Rift Tour Challenges.

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  • Interact with the Rift Posters (one) — Rift-sterpiece spray
  • Use an Alien Hologram Pad on top of the Party UFO (one) — Cloud Kitty emote
  • Save the date in the Rift Tour tab and play a match (two) — Cosmic Cuddles Loading Screen
  • Attend the Rift Tour (one) — Cuddly Cloudcruiser commemorative Umbrella

Also, Fortnite Crew members who log in between August 5 at 10 a.m. Eastern and August 9 at 10 a.m. Eastern can also unlock the Rainbow Cloudcruiser Umbrella, the Skye up High Loading Screen, and a Rift Tour-themed Banner.

What does the Ariana Grande skin look like, and how much will it cost?

The Ariana Grande skin was revealed in the official teaser trailer linked below.

An early look at Fortnite’s Ariana Grande skin in advance of the Rift Tour

Players could also catch a glimpse at her Piggy Back Bling in this Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande tease.

A first look at the Piggy Back Bling

Here are two images in case you can’t view the clips.

The Ariana Grande Skin

This is what the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin looks like.

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The Piggy Back Bling

You’ll also be able to purchase a Piggy Back Bling if you want it.

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When it comes to cost, Icon Series skins, like the Ariana skin, typically cost 1,500 V-Bucks as a standalone Outfit and 1,800 V-Bucks as a bundle.

How did we leakers find out about the Ariana Grande concert early?

On the morning of July 28, HYPEX and fellow leakers also unearthed some Rift Tour poster graphics. They look like this.

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  • The first poster on the left reportedly reflects the color scheme of one of Grande’s iconic outfits.
  • The second poster is called “Piggy,” which is the same name as Grande’s pet pig, Piggy Smallz.
  • The third poster graphic seemingly has ties to Grande’s popular “Rain On Me” song.

This also isn’t the first time the Fortnite faithful have heard mention of Ariana Grande coming to Battle Royale. A recent Season 8 leak posted on the FortniteLeaks subreddit mentioned an Ariana Grande concert as well, which means other details discussed within that leak might also be true. We’ll let you discover those spoilers for yourself, however, if you’d like to see them.

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