Epic Games has announced that Coachella 2022 is coming to Fortnite.
This news comes from an Epic Games press release stating that Coachella-inspired cosmetics and loading screens will be making their way to Fortnite starting today, with music from the artists set to perform. performed on actual Coachella stages in California as well as the Fortnite Icon Station. The partnership begins today, April 14, and will run through May 16.
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“The sound (and fashion!) of the Coachella arts and music festival has come to Fortnite,” the press release reads. “From now until May 16, head to Icon Radio on your Joyride vehicle to see the list of artists featured in Coachella 2022. And just like the two-day festival weekend, this weekend too. and next weekend will see the launch of new Coachella- themed items in the Item Shop. ”
As for what to expect, Icon Radio will be playing songs from over 30 different artists performing at Coachella this year. While driving around any vehicle in Fortnite, you can switch to Icon Radio to listen to them.
If you’re looking for something cosmetic, the first drop happens later today at 8pm ET. This wave includes Wilder and Lyric Outfits, plus matching accessories.
“Speaking of waves, the right accessories for the Wilder Outfit are the shark-based Finfin Back Bling (included with the Outfit), the Neon Biter Pickaxe, and the Finfin Flair Wrap,” according to Epic Games. “Wilder Outfit comes with a Cosmic Equalizer alternative that reacts to music. For the Lyric Outfit, go for a C-sharp with the Swaguaro Back Bling cactus (included with the Outfit) and add some strings with the Festival Shredder Pickaxe (both with a response to music). Like the Wilder Outfit, the Lyric Outfit comes with a Reactive Cosmic Equalizer Alternate Style. The Wilder (and Finfin Back Bling) Outfits, Lyric Outfit (and Swaguarao Back Bling), Neon Biter Pickaxe, Festival Shredder Pickaxe, and Finfin Flair Wrap are all available individually or together in the Rocking at Coachella Bundle. ”
The second wave of cosmetic items drops next Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m. ET. This wave includes Alto and Pô Outfits, both of which respond to music and the right accessories for each.
The press release reads: “Living the lifestyle in the front row, Alto’s go-to accessories are the festive, music-appropriate Sonic Vibes Back Bling (includes Outfit) and the Electropalm Pickaxe.” zone”. “In keeping with Po’s audacity, wear the Cosmonautic Otherworldly Back Bling Helmet (included with Outfit), accent with the Cactus Crusher Pickaxe, and become a star with the Mainstage Wrap. Alto Outfit (and Sonic Vibes Back Bling), Poet Outfit (and Cosmonautic Helmet Back Bling), Softest Electric Pickaxe, Bone Crusher Pickaxe, and Mainstage Wrap are all available individually or together in Dance at the Coachella Bundle. This pack also includes Import Coachellaverse Loading Screen [which you can view below]. ”
Finally, if you want to share your Coachella-themed screenshot shared by Epic Games, post it on Twitter with the hashtag #Fortography or on the FortNiteBR subreddit with the flair of a Fortography post.
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