Grammy-nominated funk-soul duo Silk Sonic take their talents to the virtual world of fortnite in their Icon Series with a new in-game radio station hosted by Bootsy Collins. Advertised by fortniteOn Thursday, February 3, Epic Games developer music from the accomplished pair will be showcased while players will also have the chance to channel the 70s and dress up their characters in Silk Sonic-inspired looks.
“At the time, I was crazy about arcade games, so being able to bridge the worlds of music and games with fortnite is very exciting,” Collins said in a statement about hosting the An Evening with Silk Sonic radio station. “Both worlds provide a great way for players to come together and relax.”
Kickoff is set to take place on Thursday, February 10 at 7 p.m. ET, but currently fans can earn the chance to unlock outfits and accessories early Monday, February 7 in the Silk Sonic Cup. Fans can play up to 10 games in their respective region’s three-hour window. The schedule for specific events can be found under the Compete tab in-game.
Players will be able to unlock the “Somebody This Fly” lobby track for use before a match while blocking the “Leave The Door Open” emote, which was previously introduced by Bruno Mars while promoting their single. Previously, Anderson .Paak also collaborated with fortnite when he headlined a digital performance for the game’s Spotlight concert series.