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Fortnite Rift Tour Explained: What Is It, Date & Time, Rewards & More

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Fortnite Rift Tour Explained: What Is It, Date & Time, Rewards & More

The Fortnite Rift Tour event is taking place this week to mark the beginning of the end of Chapter 2 Season 7. While the mothership still hangs over the Battle Royale island, players will get to enjoy a virtual music concert featuring one of the most iconic pop stars right now. But when will it take place? What will the Rift Tour actually involve? And of course, are there any rewards for taking part? Here’s the Fortnite Rift Tour explained.

When Is the Fortnite Rift Tour Taking Place?

Epic Games has announced the Fortnite Rift Tour will have five showtimes spanning over three days. It’s recommended that players get in 60 minutes before the showtime listed to avoid disappointment in case server’s reach max capacity.

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6PM ET

What Is the Rift Tour?

The Rift Tour is a limited-time event coming to Fortnite. What we know so far is that Ariana Grande will be ‘headlining’ the event, so chances are you’ll be watching an enormous hologram version of the pop-start dancing and strutting around the island blasting out her most iconic tracks.

In addition to Ariana Grande’s performance, it’s also been announced that ‘the Rift Tour kicks off with Fortnite-themed experiences — pairing popular tracks with moments base on elements from the game.

Ariana will also be made available as an in-game skin from the Item Shop starting Wednesday, August 4 at 8pm ET. She has a Piggy Smallz Back Bling, shown in the trailer below:

The Fortnite Rift Tour event will be similar to the Travis Scott experience that took place last summer, which saw an enormous hologram of the rapper bopping around the island while players experienced all manner of trippy visuals and effects.

Are There Rewards?

Yes, there are!

Players will earn this Cuddle Team Leader-inspired Cuddly Cloudcruiser umbrella just for attending the event.

fortnite rift tour umbrella
Fortnite Rift Tour Umbrella

In addition to this, players can unlock quest items before, during and after the the Rift Tour event takes place. These rewards are more cosmetic items, and will be limited to the event (from what can be gathered from the official news post) so make sure you claim these if you’re a collector!

That’s everything you need to know regarding the Fortnite Rift Tour event. For more tips, tricks and guides, head over to our wiki for the Fortnite Season 7, or see more of our coverage on the game below.

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