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The future of ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Band’ hinged on… ‘Fortnite’

You won't make money with your music band; you'll earn V-Bucks.

The future of ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Band’ hinged on… ‘Fortnite’
Randy Meeks

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Back in the day, Facebook aimed to be a convergence of everything within its own page: audiovisual entertainment, video games, social network, and news source. It never came close to achieving it as much as, inadvertently, ‘Fortnite‘ did—the place where potentially anything can happen and, indeed, it does, from a world made with LEGO to the appearance of Peter Griffin battling the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And now, a rehearsal space for your rock band.

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I wanna rock and roll all night

And it’s that ‘Fortnite’ has launched a new mode called Fortnite Festival, which is basically a reintroduction of the ‘Guitar Hero‘ and ‘Rock Band’ system eight years after their last titles (‘Rock Band 4’ and ‘Guitar Hero Live’) were released. In fact, Epic has developed this new game mode in collaboration with Harmonix, aiming to let players perform on the main stage with their friends.

Not only will you have to hit the right buttons, but you’ll also be able to improvise over songs like ‘Bad Romance,’ ‘Take My Breath,’ or ‘Thunder,’ which can be purchased with V-Bucks (specifically 500 each). You can compete to see who plays better, form a group and climb up the leaderboards, improvise, and mix famous tracks together. Essentially, it’s reminiscent of better gaming times.

And, on top of that, you can get The Weeknd‘s skin if, for some reason, you were eager to have him on your team. Apart from his songs, you’ll also have tracks from Nine Inch Nails, The Cranberries, Greta Van Fleet, The Killers, or Billie Eilish, among a few others. You might think, “But wasn’t this a shooting game?” Well, “was” is the key word here: ‘Fortnite’ is a place where you can do whatever you want and dive into the anarchy of intellectual properties colliding. It’s the best time in history to be an unwavering fan.

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Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

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