06 Aug 2021 11:54 AM +00:00

Epic Games confirm The Rift Tour is an Ariana Grande Live Concert event

Fortnite Season 7 is one of the most ambitious seasons in Fortnite history. With The Rift Tour it's set to get even bigger with the introduction of a special cameo from Arian Grande.

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Here's what we know about the evnt

Latest - Rift Tour Starts Tonight

Luckily, the latest Fortnite event starts tonight, the new Rift Tour.

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Get in there early to experience it for yourself.

Rift Tour challenges added

Who doesn't love XP? Fortnite knows everyone loves the chance to gain some extra Battle Pass levels and they're helping with this by adding special Rift Tour challenges for the upcoming event.

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While it's strange that there are some challenges without rewards, these could be added when they go live which is expected to be before or on Thursday, 5 August.

Ariana Grande confirmed for The Rift Tour

Epic Games has finally confirmed that Ariana Grande is coming to Fortnite in The Rift Tour. This, alongside The Suicide Squad's Bloodsport, makes this week a busy one for Fortnite fans! As you can see in the trailer below, The Rift Tour is going to take players through a number of strange new realities as a part of this wonderful musical experience.

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Ariana Grande's appearance in-game has also been confirmed, however many leakers and data miners are confident that there's going to be a number of variant appearances. We still don't know too much about The Rift Tour, but this does make it seem like an event you won't want to miss.

New Cosmetic Rewards for The Rift Tour confirmed

We know it would be giving a lot away if they were pictures of her face, but the new set of unlockable rewards (that you can earn via The Rift Tour Quests) don't really seem like they relate to Ariana Grande all that much. It could be a Red Herring, or it could suggest that she isn't going to be involved. At the moment, we just don't know...

Here's what you can unlock, below:

  • Cosmic Cuddles Loading Screen
  • Rift-sterpiece Spray
  • Cloudy Kitty Emoticon
Fortnite Season 7 The Rift Tour Quest Items
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FREE STUFF - It isn't anything too special, but it isn't bad at all

These are available until August 8th, but there's more news due from Epic Games on August 2nd. Keep an eye out.

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There were rumours it was an Ariana Grande show for a while

" From August 6 - 8, journey to magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide. Dive into the Rift Tour."

We all know Ariana Grande has been long-rumoured to be making an appearance in Fortnite and this could be a sign that we're getting the Ariana Grande Live Event we've always wanted. HYPEX seems to think so at the very least.

If you're wondering what records she's broken... Here is a selection of the Guinness World Records she is currently holding:

  • Most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
    • "Thank U, Next", " 7 Rings", "Stuck With U", "Rain on Me", and " Positions"
  • Most Followers on Spotify (Female)
  • Most Streamed Artist on Spotify (Female)
  • Most subscribers for a musician on YouTube (female)
  • First solo act to occupy top three positions simultaneously on US Singles Chart
  • Most Streamed Album by a female artist in one week (UK & USA)
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Basically, she's incredibly successful...

Following the revelation that Ariana Grande could be collaborating with Fortnite, we have seen a lot of Concept Designs for Ariana Grande Fortnite skins. This one from D3NNI_yt is one of the best! (Their art is also the Featured Image)

Fortnite Ariana Grande Live Event Skin Concept
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LIGHT AND DARK - This would be an insane collab, right?

When does it all take place, anyway?

As you can see above, the Rift Tour is due to take place across a couple of days. This means, in theory, you should be able to watch the show more than once. Here's when it is due to take place depending on your Region...

  • The Americas
    • August 6th @ 23:00
  • Global
    • August 7th @ 19:00
  • Asia - Oceania
    • August 8th @ 05:00
  • EU - ME
    • August 8th @ 15:00
  • The Americas
    • August 8th @ 23:00

If this is an Ariana Grande Live Event, then it might be worth watching at least twice anyway! She's a pop sensation for a reason, after all.