Fortnite's Anderson .Paak concert is about to begin, with its original airing at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT today (Saturday, September 19th).
Rebroadcast times can be found below.
Fortnite's "live" events are back with today's Fortnite Anderson .Paak concert. Just because summer is over doesn't mean the online game will stop its flair for fun, as the previous shows, including the likes of Diplo and Young Thug — as well as a debut clip from Tenet — were so fun that everyone can jump back into Party Royale mode (unless they're on an iPhone).
As you might expect, the continuation of Fortnite's events is connected to Covid-19, which continues to be a life-altering pandemic in America. Epic Games positions its concerts as a salve, stating (opens in new tab) "Due to the current world circumstances concerts are tricky and have left us missing that live show experience, especially the social connection of good music with good friends."
Paak has been heating up airwaves for years, breaking through with second studio album Malibu, his 2016 album that saw him collaborate with top-flight producers including 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek and MadLib. He also collaborated with Dr. Dre on the long-delayed 2015 album Compton.
Most recently, Paak's album Ventura — which features guest spots from André 3000, Brandy, Nate Dogg (posthumously) and Lalah Hathaway — won Best R&B album at the 2020 Grammys.
Those looking to stream and share the concert on digital platforms should know that Epic has allowed for this, but only for the window of Sept. 19 - 25, and only on YouTube. You'll also need to link your YouTube channel to your Support-a-Creator account. Full details are here.
Epic also told us to mark next Saturday in our digital calendars, as another Spotlight Series will air on Sept. 26.
How to watch the Fortnite Anderson .Paak concert
Looking to put down the Fortnite weapons and building equipment? From the Lobby screen, click Change in the bottom-right corner. Then select Party Royale mode, and then tap Accept. After you press Play, you'll want to head to the main stage and wait for the event.
The Fortnite Anderson .Paak concert starts at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. BST.
If you miss the live broadcast there's going to be full rebroadcasts. The first is at 11 p.m. ET Saturday (Sept. 19) and the second will be on Sunday (Sept. 20) at 1 p.m. ET.
If you don't already have Fortnite, the game is free to download on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, Mac and PC. Yes, you'll notice that while iOS is no longer listed, due to the corporate spat between Apple and Epic Games, Macs are still able to run Fortnite. That will end on Sept. 23, which coincides with the Fortnite: Save the World event.