Epic Games has announced the organization of a new event in Fortnite. After the release of the film Batman Begins, the community can attend We The People, which focuses on the issue of racism in the United States.
Fortnite is more than ever becoming a platform for entertainment and expression. A few days ago, fans of the Battle Royale discovered the film Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, thanks to an improvised free cinema screening. This initiative will be followed by another, announced in a press release published on July 3.
Saturday July 4, or tomorrow, the community of Fortnite can attend We The People, ” a series of interviews that seek to evolve the racial debate in the United States with stakeholders from the business, media, music and entertainment industries ” In France, the first broadcast will start at exactly 3:46 p.m., or 8:46 a.m., Central America Time (in reference to the 8 minutes and 46 minutes of torture that led to the tragic death of George Floyd).
- When? July 4, 2020 at 3:46 p.m.
- Or ? In Fortnite.
- What? La diffusion de We The People.
How to attend We The People in Fortnite?
To see for free We The People, we must start by recovering Fortnite. The title developed by Epic Games is available on a multitude of platforms: iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. If you never have access to the video game, do not hesitate to go to YouTube or Twitch: some streamers will not fail to broadcast We The People live.
Once in Fortnite, just go to the Royal Festival mode – which deactivates combat and construction – at the indicated time. The broadcast takes place on the big screen, located to the west of the map. Epic Games says: ” We The People will be rebroadcast throughout the day on Saturday, July 4, once every two hours. Numerama asked the studio if the event will be offered in French (at least with subtitles) and we are awaiting a response.
Epic Games participation in the Black Lives Matter movement
Presented by Van Jones, We The People gives voice to personalities to advance the debate on the issue of racism in the United States. Together, Elaine Welteroth (former editor of Teen Vogue), Jemele Hill (author for The Atlantic), Killer Mike (rapper, songwriter, visionary) and Lil Baby (young hip hop prodigy) will tackle the issue of racism in different public spheres (media, sport, etc.). By offering such an exhibition to We The People (Fortnite weighs 350 million players), Epic Games participates in the Black Lives Matter movement. The studio had already made all the police cars on its island disappear, in the midst of a debate on police violence.