THE WEEKND ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HEADLINER FOR FORTNITE FESTIVAL

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Fortnite unveiled its first headlining act for the newly introduced Fortnite Festival, featuring The Weeknd.

Set to launch thia Saturday, the Canadian singer released a trailer on Monday night. The preview saw various The Weeknd avatars performing his 2022 hit, “Take My Breath.”

Fortnite Festival is a new music game where players can play in a band with friends or perform solo on stage with hit music by their favorite artists.

This new venture builds on Fortnite’s history of music integrations.

In April, it partnered with Coachella for an online world launch, complete with art installations and festival-themed features.

Furthermore, the company tapped Eminem for its Big Bang event on Saturday Dec. 2, which also introduced the rapper as a playable character.