Weezer may want to be in Beverly Hills, but the band has settled to hang around in Fortnite, at least for the time being.
There's an official Creative Mode island in Fortnite season 8, which is essentially a theme park with various mini games, challenges, and other cool additions all related to Weezer's upcoming Black Album, which releases this Friday. It even has a series of Weezer tracks playing in the background.
Fortnite Weezon 8 live now!— weezer (@Weezer) February 28, 2019
"Weezer World" is one of the featured islands in-game, and you can check it out right now. It could easily be mistaken as a fan creation if it weren't for the music playing, and Weezer's acknowledgement on Twitter. It's wholly unexpected and certainly not a crossover anyone could ever have imagined, but here we are. And it's pretty cool!
Lead singer Rivers Cuomo took to Twitter in early February with what fans thought at the time was a jokey tweet, saying "Weezer (The Fortnite Album)." No one really thought anything of it at the time beyond it being Cuomo's signature dry humor, but look at what it spun out into! Weezer's pretty hot right now, especially with their album of '80s and classic tune covers (their "Africa" cover is a banger) and they've got an album to promote. What better way to have it reach the ears of potential listeners than partnering with Fortnite?
Fortnite Season 8 just kicked off, if you're less into Weezer and more into what it can do for you, though. It's brought a whole variety of things with it, like a pirate and adventure theme to check out as well as a new battle pass with skins, gliders, theme music, and a wooden dog. There's even a weird banana skin named Peely as well as 100 rewards to unlock.
So if you're feeling particularly ready for Fortnite, be sure to log in and check out the Weezer "park," then get set for Season 8. As always, keep it locked to Shacknews for updates on all things related to the current season, which looks like a real doozy.
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