Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert and Skin Revealed

by in Fortnite | Aug, 2nd 2021

Epic Games has announced perhaps the most hyped-up Fortnite concert ever in the history of battle royale with the long-awaited Ariana Grande event. This concert event will come with the official Fortnite Ariana Grande skin and a live performance for players to watch inside the game. 

Epic Games Announces Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin and Concert

As teased with The Rift event in Fortnite Season 7, players have a special live performance to look forward to this weekend. It has been some time since we have had a live superstar concert inside the battle royale game, so this is long overdue. 

Also overdue is the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin rumored, leaked, and more for months now. The community has been asking for it. The unrivaled superstar is finally getting her Fortnite event this weekend. As mentioned, this is the previously revealed The Rift Tour concert. 

Epic revealed that The Rift Tour would come soon and feature a superstar performing in a magical event unlike any other to date. The community immediately went into high gear, believing that it would be the Ariana Grande event, and it looks like this is the case. 

The Fortnite Ariana Grande skin and event trailer reveal that there are some insane Rift locations and visuals that players will be able to enjoy during this live concert. It should, hopefully, make up for the lack of a live event, and, perhaps, add some lore for the title. 

How to Get the Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

The Fortnite Ariana Grande skin is a fantastic one, intricately designed and unique compared to everything else we have seen in the game thus far. There is a Rift design to the character’s outfit, featuring blue crystal-like shards across her beautiful dress. 

Furthermore, her eyes are glowing while she has her signature ponytail. The alternative skin style option has glowing white hair instead, but we only see slight glimpses of that in the trailer. Regardless, players will not have to wait long for the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin. 

It will be coming out before The Rift on Aug. 4. Players can unlock the new Fortnite Ariana Grande skin by purchasing it in the item shop. Epic has not revealed the price just yet, but we expect it to be a pretty hefty one overall, given the status of this character. 

Players will not just get the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin on Aug. 4 at around 5 p.m. PT, but other themed items will be available during this event. This new skin will be the latest addition of the Fortnite Icon Series, even though we just got two back-to-back Icon skins with LeBron James and Bugha and will have other items offered. 

We know about the Piggy Smallz back bling that will likely come with the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin, but it could also be alternatively sold separately. Furthermore, there are The Rift Tour quests that you can do right now to get special rewards like the Cosmic Cuddles loading screen, Rift-sterpiece Spray, and Cloudy Kitten emoticon. 

As a bonus for August for Crew subscribers in Fortnite, active subs will get the Rainbow Cloudcruiser umbrella, Skye Up High loading screen, and the Rift Tour-themed banner items for free if you log into the game from Aug. 5-9. 

How to Watch The Rift Tour Concert Event Live

All in all, everything from the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin to the other themed items to the special event quests is leading up to the main event this season: The Rift Tour concert. It has been so long since we have had a major live concert event on this level. There is nothing that compares.

While the Travis Scott event was massive for Fortnite, it pales in comparison to getting the biggest pop star in the world in Fortnite with The Rift Tour event. This live concert will air five times from Aug. 6-8. 

This is to ensure that players have the chance to watch it when the time is most convenient for them. Epic Games did a solid job dividing up the concert times to help out different regions, starting with the debut event on Aug. 6 that is meant to be for the Americas. 

This one will happen at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), which is pretty early for those of us on the west side of the States but is there. The second one will happen on Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. ET, known as the global one. This is a decent time in the afternoon that is convenient for much of the Americas and Europe. 

Then there is the third event at midnight ET on Aug. 8 (9 p.m. PT, Aug. 7), which is great for the West Coast, Asia, and Oceania. There is another Europe and Middle East-focused time at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, and one final showing at 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 8. 

Unfortunately, The Rift Tour has the potential to be the biggest Fortnite live event of all time. It is recommended that players get into the game at least an hour before showtime. Furthermore, the playlist for the event will open about 30 minutes before the show’s start, so be sure to get into the playlist as soon as possible. 

Interestingly, this is The Rift Tour, rather than the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert or anything like that. It is interesting because we had The Seven finally introduced with The Foundation, who is believed to be a real-world star The Rock. 

The Rift may very well be The Seven name for Ariana Grande, but we will have to wait for the concert to find out. I expect that The Seven are real-world people, like The Rock, who go by codenames and will appear in Fortnite. If so, the other members of The Seven are likely to be massive stars. 


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