Fortnite is more than just a game: it’s a cultural phenomenon. That’s why we barely bat an eyelid these days when Epic Games cooks up something impressively cool, like its Soundwave Series, which is designed to promote (or, for the cynics among you, advertise) new musical talent. And following a successful run last year, it’ll return on 21st January with Australian artist Tones and I.
For those not familiar, the singer had a pretty big hit with Dance Monkey a couple of years back, which you’ve almost certainly heard at some point. With her debut album Welcome to the Madhouse out now, she’ll be showcasing songs within the Battle Royale from 11PM UK time. You’ll have 72-hours to join the event from a tab on the main menu, and will even receive a Spray for participating.
We’ve included the start of the event for a number of time zones below:
Fortnite Soundwave Series Tones and I Times
- North America: 3pm PST / 4pm MST / 5pm CST / 6pm EST
- UK/Ire: 11pm GMT
- Europe: 12am CET / 1am EET
- Asia/Oceania: 8am JST / 7am AWST / 10am AEDT
Epic Games says more artist showcases will be added to the game in the near-future, too: “Over the coming months, Fortnite will showcase other artists from around the globe, and you can find more information on the lineup and in-game features here.” Will you be checking this out at all, or is it not really your thing? Prepare your best dancing emote in the comments section below.