Get Ready for Metallica to Rock Fortnite's Festival Season

Get ready because it looks like the iconic band Metallica is set to make a spectacular debut in the game.
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The whispers are growing louder, and the anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. Fortnite fans, brace yourselves because the legendary band Metallica is all but confirmed to make a grand entrance into the game.

This exciting news follows weeks of speculation and leaks, which have hinted at a monumental collaboration for the upcoming Festival season. The latest update, Chapter 5 - Season 3: Frenzy, sets the perfect stage for Metallica's arrival.

This new season focuses on high-octane vehicles and a thrilling desert landscape, reminiscent of the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max. The high-energy atmosphere and the frenetic soundtrack make it the ideal backdrop for Metallica's intense and powerful music. It's almost as if the entire season was crafted to roll out the red carpet for James Hetfield and his crew.

However, patience is still required. Currently, Billie Eilish is the star of Fortnite Festival Season 3, and she has a few more weeks to shine. Her reign will come to an end, paving the way for a new era dominated by Metallica. The transition is expected to happen with the release of update v30.10 on Tuesday, June 11. Coincidentally, Billie Eilish's Festival Pass concludes on Thursday, June 13, marking the perfect handover to the new Festival season featuring Metallica.

When the time comes, expect an all-out frenzy as Metallica's iconic tracks take over Fortnite Festival. Players will be able to jam to classics like "Master of Puppets," which is already featured as an emote in the game, thanks to its recent resurgence in popularity through Stranger Things. Fans can look forward to rocking out to hits like "Whiplash," "For Whom The Bell Tolls," "One," and of course, the timeless "Nothing Else Matters," either through the Festival Pass or the item shop.

Prepare yourselves for a headbanging good time in Fortnite. Metallica is ready to unleash their epic sound, turning the game into the ultimate rock festival. The countdown has begun!