fortnite hosted a surprise Party Royale event Friday evening

fortnite hosted a surprise Party Royale event Friday evening, and many players may have missed it given the short turnaround time between the announcement and the actual show. Fear not Battle Royale faithful, because we’ve got a full recap of the proceedings including a video, tracklist and more. The clip can be watched below.

The Fortnite Party Royale event was announced via the Major Lazer Twitter account at 8:20 p.m. EDT on Friday, just 40 minutes before the concert was set to begin at 9 p.m. EDT. Once the time came, players crowded into the Party Royale lobby and headed to the main stage area to watch a message from actor and Fortnite fan Jordan Fisher. After a brief explanation, Diplo took the virtual stage for about 20 minutes to play the following songs.

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‘Fortnite’ hosted a Party Royale event May 1 at 9 p.m. EDT. Here’s what happened when Diplo of Major Lazer took the stage. ‘Fortnite’ is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.EPIC GAMES
  1. Major Lazer ft. Anitta & Mc Lan – “Rave de Favela”
  2. Major Lazer ft. J Balvin & El Alfa – “Que Calor”
  3. Major Lazer ft. Tove Lo – “Blow That Smoke”
  4. Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ – “Lean On”
  5. Major Lazer ft. Nyla – “Light It Up”
  6. Showtek & Major Lazer – “Believer”
  7. Major Lazer ft. Marcus Mumford – “Lay Your Head On Me”

When the event concluded, players were given the Neon Wings Back Bling for their participation. The Major Lazer skin was also sold in the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks as well.

The Major Lazer Party Royale v buck generator event occurred to drum up hype for Fortnite‘s upcoming Party Royale mode. While its debut hosted this special performance, Fisher discussed its normal implementation as “a place to hang out with your friends, race boats, perfect your skydive, literally whatever you want.” The mode leaked as part of the 12.50 update earlier this week and is officially described as follows. “Party Royale is a new experimental and evolving space. Leave your weapons and mats behind.” In short, Party Royale sounds like an expanded version of Playground Mode with a greater emphasis on fun and non-combat activities.

As for the performer, Diplo is a member of Major Lazer, a Jamaican-American EDM trio that has been nominated for MTV Awards, Kids’ Choice vbuck generator Awards and Teen Choice Awards alike. Hear their sound by playing any of the above-listed songs on your favorite music streaming platform.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What are your thoughts on the Party Royale event? Did it make you a Major Lazer fan? Tell us in the comments section!