Details for the mysterious Rift Tour have finally been revealed, and they’re bigger than I thought they’d be. We knew the virtual concert festival would have some cosmetics associated to it, but I didn’t expect a massive crossover like Ariana Grande x Fortnite.
Fortnite: Ariana Grande headlines Rift Tour
Excuse us, Ariana is coming!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 1, 2021
Rift Tour runs from Aug. 6-8, with five shows over the three days. To commemorate the occasion, Ariana Grande’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Item Shop a few days earlier on Aug. 4.
Rift Tour Schedule
- Aug. 6, 6 p.m. ET
- Aug. 7, 2 p.m. ET
- Aug. 8, 12 a.m. ET
- Aug. 8, 10 a.m. ET
- Aug. 8, 6 p.m. ET
The event isn’t region locked, so you could join whichever time is convenient. Head to the in-game tab to set a reminder.
Ariana Grande x Fortnite Skin
Ariana’s Icon Series skin has two styles and comes with an adorable new pet backbling. There doesn’t seem to be harvesting tools or a glider associated with her, but she would pair well with the event freebies for the Rift Tour. Convergence from C2S3 looks like a perfect fit for her in either style.
There’ll be a in-game quests to complete for some non-Ariana themed cosmetics, beginning July 29. You’ll have until the end of the Rift Tour to get event cosmetics. The Rift Tour will be worth attending for everyone, since you’ll also get a free umbrella that looks like the Cuddle Team Leader’s suit was skinned for it.
How do you get ready for a musical experience like no other? With some free quests.
Complete the first wave of Rift Tour quests to unlock the Cosmic Cuddles Loading Screen and more! pic.twitter.com/cTk2j5b4iI
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 30, 2021
Fortnite Crew Members get some bonus cosmetics, with a unique loading screen and a rainbow variant of the umbrella.
The event servers will be capped, so be sure to get logged in early. Epic Games recommends having the v17.30 updated downloaded, and to be logged in an hour before showtime. Playlists will go up 30 minutes before the schedule show starts.