Fortnite Coachella Collab: Music Reactive Outfits, New Radio
It sounds fake, but the Fortnite Coachella collaboration does sound real. From now through May 16, the music and arts festival will meet the ever-expanding battle Royale with an exclusive radio featuring more than 30 artists who are part of Coachella 2022. The Item Shop is also getting themed items in waves. These include outfits that respond to in-game music or a fantastic guitar.
Icon Radio is a new radio that features Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. You can jump in any car and tune in as you drive or escape from the tanks of Chapter 3, season 2. It is exciting to see Billie Eilish included. People began to speculate about her hosting a new Fortnite show after Donald Mustard, Chief Creative Officer at Epic Games, posted a photo of Eilish’s show. Although nothing has been confirmed, you can still listen to Eilish to some extent now.
The Fortnite Coachella items will be available for purchase starting April 14th at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. ET. This includes the Lyric and Wilder outfits with a few accessories. The Wilder Outfit, which includes the Finfin back-bling, Lyric Outfit, the Swaguaro back-bling, Festival Shredder pickaxe and Neon Biter pickaxe, can be purchased separately as part of the Rocking at Coachella bundle.
They start on April 21 at 5 pm PT/8 p.m. ET. The second waves include the Alto and Poe outfits, which are music-reactive. The Alto Outfit (includes Sonic Vibes back-bling), Poet Outfit (includes Cosmonautic Helmet’s back bling), Softest Electropalm and Tactical Crusher pickaxes, as well as Mainstage, will once again be available separately or in the Dancing at Coachella bundle. This pack includes the Enter the Coachellaverse loading screens and an additional goodie.
I love the idea of outfits that react to music in-game. I have always loved rhythm games, so this is exciting for me. I hope that this collaboration will make music integration much more accessible. It makes no sense for accessories and outfits to react to songs when you are in a car, so we will keep our fingers crossed.