Fortnite's Upcoming The Big Bang Live Event Will Star Hip-Hop Legend Eminem

Epic has announced that the real Slim Shady himself will be starring in its upcoming The Big Bang live event.

Published: November 22, 2023 10:18 AM /


A low-angle shot of Eminem in Fortnite in the upcoming The Big Bang live event

Epic Games has announced that Eminem will star in the upcoming Fortnite live event The Big Bang.

In a rather brief post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Epic refers to Eminem's appearance in the event as "the real deal", but doesn't reveal too much else about what we can expect from Slim Shady's Fortnite appearance.

However, in an accompanying blog post, Epic reveals that three outfits and accessories themed around Eminem will be made available via the Item Shop on November 29th.

Three different incarnations of Eminem represented as Fortnite outfits
Three Eminem outfits from throughout the rapper's career will be made available in Fortnite.

The Slim Shady, Marshall Never More, and Rap Boy outfits will join the Icon Series, whose most recent addition outside of Eminem is the racing legend Lewis Hamilton.

If you own the Marshall Never More outfit and you attend The Big Bang with this style equipped, you'll also get the Marshall Magma Style, which adds unnerving magma veins and yellow eyes to the outfit.

The Marshall Magma Style for Fortnite's Marshall Never More Eminem outfit
Now this looks like a job for, uh, an exorcist.

It's still not entirely clear what The Big Bang will actually be. Presumably, Eminem will perform within Fortnite, but exactly what form the event will take remains a secret.

Epic does say, however, that The Big Bang will be an "unforgettable event" that will "evolv[e] all things as you know them" and feature a "memorable reveal towards the end".

You'll have to join in with the event to find out what it's all about, it seems.

Eminem is far from the only real-life celebrity to come to Fortnite. Others include rapper Travis Scott and singers Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

The game has also joined forces with real-life festival Coachella, as well as IPs like Star WarsFuturama, and Spider-Man.

Recently, following the return of the game's original island, Fortnite enjoyed its biggest day ever, with 44.7 million players presumably fighting over where to drop before just settling on Tilted Towers.

Epic also recently introduced new voice reporting and cosmetic restrictions to Fortnite in an attempt to combat toxic behavior and inappropriate content.

Fortnite is available to play for free right now on PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The Big Bang event begins on December 2nd at 2pm Eastern.

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