Fortnite is set to unveil a «Rock Band» mode in its upcoming December season, revealed by insider HYPEX.
According to HYPEX, the new music mode will release on December 9 and will be a rhythm game called «Festival» featuring both casual and competitive play. Players will be able to play everything from vocals, to bass, guitar, and drums, with a number of free rewards to unlock.<p dir=«ltr» lang=«en» xml:lang=«en»>UPCOMING MUSIC MODE (With COLLABS) ?? — Fortnite are working on a Rhythm Mode called «Festival» that has Casual & Comp. You'll be able to play Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass (Solo or Team) with FREE Rewards. [Found by @itsUnreleased]Releases on December 9th, and SO FAR it has… pic.twitter.com/qQjH9IpRbY
The mode will reportedly also launch with collaborative tracks with artists such as Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Toto, Alice Cooper, and Imagine Dragons.
While inteesting, this news shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Epic Games acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix back in 2021, after all. The announcement of the acquisition included a quote that hinted at the soon to be released mode:
«Music is already bringing millions of people together in Fortnite, from our emotes to global concerts and events,” said Alain Tascan, Vice President of Game Development at Epic Games. “Together with the Harmonix team we will transform how players experience music, going from passive listeners to active participants.”
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