For a few days in April, Fortnite Astronomical invited players in the community to an otherworldly online experience and the world premiere of a new track from Travis Scott. Knowing that Astronomical would attract millions of players, Fortnite set up multiple tour dates and showtimes for players around the world, as well as encores so that friends could catch up on the action. After the event, Fortnite revealed that "over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical," helping to set an all-time best record.
While Fortnite has held live online performances in the past, Astronomical took place at a time when in-person concerts aren't being held. Now, people are looking for all sorts of ways to come together virtually for real-time shared experiences, especially to support their favorite artists.