BTS fans must be going crazy right about now more especially those who are regular players of Fortnite after news broke out that the K-pop group is coming to one of the worlds most popular video game.
The popular K-pop group BTS will be debuting their next music video on Fortnite’s party royale islands according to Epic Games announcement. It will be a choreography video for the single “Dynamite,” which will air on September 25th at 8 PM ET.
In addition to the video, there will also be two new emotes, which Epic says were “choreographed by BTS” and will go on sale starting September 23rd.
Apart from the large-scale musical events done by the likes of Marshmello and Tavis Scot, BTS will be the latest big act to venture into the virtual world of Fortnite, which is, of course, expected to be an amazing experience for the K-pop band fans.
Earlier this year, Epic debuted a violence-free space in the game called party royale, which is a completely separate island with areas designated for watching movies and musical performances. It’s from this venture that the gaming company started to put more focus on the music industry.
Epic Games involvement in the music scene has gone a lot further than most think as it recently set up a high-tech studio in Los Angeles explicitly for hosting live concerts that could be broadcast in party royale.
Its first event was with Dominic Fike at the beginning of the month and continued through last weekend with a show from Anderson Paak. More shows are expected in October.
Epic Games is bringing BTS to Fortnite with their single “Dynamite” music video debut
Nate Nanzer, Fortnite’s head of global partnerships, told The Verge that the goal is to turn party royale into a proper — albeit virtual — venue for artists. “If you’re on tour, you want to stop on the Fortnite stage,” he said. “It’s a unique way to get in front of an audience that maybe you’re not reaching through other means.”
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that rose to the limelight in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet, which is composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, co-writes and co-produces much of the group’s output.
Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism.
Their work features references to literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline. The group has released several albums and performed on several world tours.
The BTS Fortnite Party Royale aires on September 25th
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