METALLICA Set To Headline FORTNITE’s Upcoming ‘Festival’ Mode Concert

Metallica Concert Festival

Having performed on every continent, METALLICA now targets new horizons with events in Fortnite this month.

METALLICA is the first band to headline all Fortnite experiences, introducing METALLICA-themed gameplay to Fortnite Festival, Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and more, starting tomorrow, June 13. Additionally, as part of a brand-new music experience in Fortnite, “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” will feature a series of in-game concert performances exclusively on June 22 and June 23.

Completely customized and built from the ground up using Unreal Editor for Fortnite by technology studio Magnopus, Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. is a brand-new playable concert that will journey through six of METALLICA‘s fan-favorite songs with themed gameplay that complements the intensity of a METALLICA live show. This immersive music experience will have six different showtimes across two days:

Saturday, June 22, 2024

2 p.m. ET
5 p.m. ET
11 p.m. ET

Sunday, June 23, 2024

10 a.m. ET
2 p.m. ET
5 p.m. ET

The above times will be the only chance to experience the concert live.

METALLICA isn’t just dropping by Fortnite for a performance—they’re here to compete. This new season of Fortnite Festival introduces the Battle Stage, a fresh competitive mode for the rhythm music game, which will remain available even after the METALLICA collaboration ends.

Each public Battle Stage match begins with up to 16 players, all competing to get the highest score on a randomly chosen song from Festival’s featured rotation. You’ll play the same track as other players but get to choose your song part and difficulty as you riff your way to the highest score. Owned Jam Tracks cannot be selected, so no one player has an advantage. The four lowest-scoring players are eliminated at the end of each song until there’s a single victor! 

Don’t worry if you hear a tune you haven’t mastered yet. You can turn the tides of battle by launching attacks on your opponents to slow their scoring and break their streak! Prepare for your attack the same way you’d launch into Overdrive on the Main Stage — play Overdrive Phases to build Overdrive and press the Attack button to throw your rivals off course while boosting your own score! The more Overdrive you hold, the longer your attack will be.