Metallica Brings Fuel, Fire and Fury to ‘Fortnite Festival’

Get ready to ride the lightning, because Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica are coming to “Fortnite” as Season 4 “Festival” icons

Published Time: 12.06.2024 - 19:31:38 Modified Time: 12.06.2024 - 19:31:38

Get ready to ride the lightning, because Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica are coming to “Fortnite” as Season 4 “Festival” icons.

Two special events on June 22 and 23 (presented during six showtimes), titled “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury,” will bring players on a journey through six of the iconic band’s fan-favorite songs, featuring gameplay that matches the intensity.

Rockers James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich also come to the game with new outfits, unlockable through the in-game “Festival” pass and in the shop. The popular “Festival” mode also gets an upgrade for Season 4, introducing a PvP Battle Stage. Sixteen players enter, but only one will emerge victorious in a musical free-for-all.

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Metallica’s “One” jam track is included in the “Festival” pass’ premium reward tier, and other songs available for purchase in the shop include “Enter Sandman,” “Fuel,” “Master of Puppets,” “Ride the Lightning,” “The Unforgiven” and “Wherever I May Roam.” -

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“Fortnite’s” “Battle Royale” mode also gets a heavy metal upgrade, with new “Ride the Lightning” guitars allowing players to create a lightning arc in the sky that their squadmates can ride. In the middle of every match, the floating Metallica Loot Island will rift from a hole in the sky, boasting a stage inspired by the M72 World Tour.

Rocket Racing gets a righteous twist with the new Thrash Mountain track, a volcanic circuit serving as a tribute to all things rock including instrumental monuments, a stretch of road like a fretboard and Metallica’s “Fuel” playing in the background.

Hetfield, Hammett, Trujillo and Ulrich are in good company as “Fortnite Festival’s” Season 4 icons — The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish previously held the spot.

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