There are also several posters plastered around Fortnite that hint at the upcoming concert event. Now, we have the opportunity to have a look at the exclusive Ariana Grande Icon Series skin set and the release date, following recent leaks by data miners.
Ariana Grande Icon Series Skin: First Look
Trusted data miner, iFireMonkey revealed the superstar's Icon Series skin on Twitter and it looks amazing! HYPEX (another data miner) further revealed that the skin will contain variants.
You can take a look at the skin in more detail in the video below.
This video of Arianas emote was shared on my discord server! pic.twitter.com/3EO5q3E1IR— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) August 1, 2021
This skin design is different from an earlier concept model, which you can see below. It's also possible that this could just be a different variant of Ariana Grande's Icon Series skin, though.
iFireMonkey also revealed statements regarding the collaboration, from both Ariana Grande and the Epic Games team. Ariana said that "working with Epic and the Fortnite team to bring [her] music to life inside the game has been so fun and such an honour".
Ariana Grande's feature was also positively received by the Epic Games team.
Some quotes from Ariana Grande and Phil Rampulla regarding the Rift Tour experience: pic.twitter.com/TUlMZILRbr— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) August 1, 2021
"We're so grateful to have an iconic superstar like Ariana Grande and her team join us for a musical experience at metaverse scale, and for players and fans alike to experience the Rift Tour", said Phil Rampulla (Head of Brand at Epic Games).
Ariana Grande Icon Series Skin: Release Date
Ariana Grande will arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop on the 4th of August at 8 PM ET or 1 AM BST. The backpack bling that you see in the video is called "Piggy Smallz".
Ariana Grande arrives in the Item Shop on August 4 at 8 PM ET pic.twitter.com/VsDciuQON2— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) August 1, 2021
It is also confirmed that most of the event files will be added in the Fortnite 17.30 patch, which will be released within the next 3 days. Additionally, the upcoming Rift Tour event will be a concert event (not a storyline event).
It's confirmed that most of the event files will be added in v17.30, which should release within the next 3 days!— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) August 1, 2021
We're unsure what Ariana Grande's setlist for the Rift Tour concert will be but we suspect it will likely contain songs from her recent album, "Positions" that she is currently promoting.
We look forward to the event and are certain that it will be positively received by fans, much like the Travis Scott "Astronomical" event was.
Be sure to check out the exclusive Rift Tour Live event leaks video by iFireMonkey below for further insights on the upcoming release.
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Header image via Twitter / iFiremonkey.