FNLeaksAndInfo, a Twitter account dedicated to leaks relating to Fortnite, has leaked that Lady Gaga may host a virtual concert in the game shortly.
According to the leak, a four-player collaborative emote tilted Jug Band is coming to the battle royale title. The emote lets participants play a song that sounds similar to Lady Gaga’s iconic song, Poker Face.
“Lady Gaga could be coming to Fortnite,” FNLeaksAndInfo tweeted on August 30, 2022. “A new collaborative emote added this update named Jug Band” and when 4 players are involved, it sounds very similar to her hit song Poker Face. What do you think?”
Lady Gaga Now, a fan site for the pop star, has also announced that Lady Gaga’s music will be available in-game as of the upcoming September 8 patch release. Players can enjoy Lady Gaga’s songs via virtual radio while driving in-game.
“Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, Janelle Monáe, Todrick Hall, King Princess and Kim Petras will be featured on the Icon Radio from September 8,” said Fortnite News in a tweet.
The artists are being added to the platform as part of its LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Royale event, which aims to celebrate love and acceptance. Rumors are also circulating that Billie Eilish may host a concert in Fortnite in the future.
Concerts in the metaverse
Virtual concerts in the metaverse are becoming somewhat common. Previously Fortnite has hosted virtual concerts for J. Blavin and Travis Scott, the latter of whom reportedly earned $20 million for his event. Likewise, Twenty Pilots held a concert in the Roblox metaverse in 2021. Pokémon GO even played host to an Ed Sheeran virtual concert last November.
Music-centric metaverses are also popping up. Soundscape VR teamed up with Evanescence, Umphrey’s McGee and Griz earlier this year for its Magic Mirror metaverse. Magic Mirror allows artists to share their music and host concerts in virtual space. DoMeta is another music-based metaverse that aims to maximize artists’ profits.