After rolling out Coachella-themed style merchandise drops in Fortnite final yr, Coachella is increasing even additional into gaming with the launch of Coachella Island, a brand new vacation spot in Fortnite that enables gamers to nearly expertise the favored music pageant.
Coachella Island launches tomorrow, April 14, at 3 PM ET. Avid gamers can discover the brand new vacation spot by way of the “Epic’s Picks” Uncover row in Fortnite or sort within the island code: 5449-4207-12803.
Constructed by creators from Alliance Studios utilizing the sport’s Artistic mode, the island has a digital merch tent and Artwork Park, together with desert skies, mountains, Polo Fields and palm timber impressed by the pageant’s panorama.
The Artwork Park has digital replicas of the pageant’s most acknowledged artwork installations that Fortnite neighborhood creators recreated. This contains the Coachella Ferris Wheel, Spectra, and balloon chains, in addition to the 2 new artwork installations showing at this yr’s pageant and a gallery of Fortography.
Avid gamers may take part in creator-made music and artwork experiences like minigames and quests. There’s an in-game Icon Radio for customers to take heed to, that includes songs and artists from Coachella’s 2023 lineup.
“The way forward for in-game music and artwork experiences mustn’t mimic the real-world, however reimagine the magic and make it extra accessible by way of a brand new medium,” stated Sam Schoonover, innovation lead for Coachella, in a press release. “We consider that the easiest way to do this is to allow and empower artists to indicate us the best way. Similar to the pageant IRL is a stage for musicians, Coachella Island is now a canvas for gaming creators. Fortnite gives the instruments wanted to ask creators and followers to take part on this artistic course of.”
Much like final yr, gamers should buy Coachella-inspired outfits and in-game objects within the Fortnite Merchandise Store. There are two new outfits this yr, dubbed “Sundown Alto” and “Desert Daybreak Lyric.”
The Sundown Alto outfit features a cute, orange summery tank, shorts and a tan seashore hat. It comes with a bonus Aurora Visualizer alt fashion that reacts to music, a reactive Sundown Swirl Again Bling and Crystalline Cactus Pickaxe.
The Desert Daybreak Lyric outfit features a streetwear graphic tee, and comes with the reactive Aurora Visualizer alt fashion, an Airflow Vibes Again Bling and Electropalm Employees Pickaxe.
The music-reactive parts play songs by two Coachella 2023 performers, Dangerous Bunny and Burna Boy.
And in case you missed final yr’s outfits, these will nonetheless be accessible to buy within the merchandise store as nicely.