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June 12, 2024

Fortnite x Metallica… The Rumors Are True

We’ve been lucky enough to perform on every continent on the planet, so we set our sights on Fortnite as our next stop. It’s all happening starting this week as we’re excited and very proud to be the first band at the center of all Fortnite experiences with Metallica-themed gameplay coming to Fortnite Festival, Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and more tomorrow, June 13. Plus, as part of an all-new music experience inside of Fortnite, Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. will bring a series of in-game concert performances to players only on June 22 and June 23.

Completely customized and built from the ground up using Unreal Editor for Fortnite by technology studio Magnopus, Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. is a brand-new playable concert through six songs with themed gameplay. The four of us are the icons of Fortnite Festival Season 4, where fans can shred along to songs you’ve probably heard a few times before, including “Enter Sandman,” “Ride the Lightning,” and “Master of Puppets.”

This immersive music experience will have six different showtimes across two days:

2 PM ET // 11 AM PT
5 PM ET // 2 PM PT
11 PM ET // 8 PM PT

10 AM ET // 7 AM PT
2 PM ET // 11 AM PT
5 PM ET // 2 PM PT

The above times will be the only chance to experience the concert live.

We’re not just visiting Fortnite to perform—we’re here to battle. This new season of Fortnite Festival introduces the Battle Stage, a new competitive way to play the rhythm music game, which will be available even after our collaboration concludes. Fortnite Festival’s Battle Stage will see 16 players in a match, all will play from the same four-song setlist, and one will emerge victorious.

Season 4 starts tomorrow and ends on August 16, 2024, at 12 AM ET. Check out the Fortnite Festival blog for more info on Season 4, the “player-vs-player” (PvP) Battle Stage. Learn more about Metallica-themed gameplay in additional Fortnite games: Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, and Rocket Racing.

We’re also introducing the official Fortnite x Metallica merch collaboration. Look the part while you immerse yourself in our takeover of Fortnite. Four t-shirts are available now in The Met Store, the Probity UK Shop, and in M72 tour venues and pop-up shops for the remainder of the summer.

Join us for the Fortnite experience this summer!


  • Download Fortnite for free on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Android, PC.
  • Fortnite is also available on cloud-based streaming services.
  • Once in the Fortnite Lobby, select the game you’d like to play. For starters:
    • “Fortnite Battle Royale” for the classic, action-packed shooter
    • “Fortnite Festival - Main Stage” for rhythm-based gameplay
    • NEW - LAUNCHING TOMORROW “Fortnite Festival - Battle Stage” for competitive, player-vs player music gameplay
    • “LEGO Fortnite” for a survival crafting LEGO adventure
    • “Rocket Racing” to drift, fly, and boost in a supersonic arcade racer