Astronomical was a Live Event in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was to promote the Travis Scott x Fortnite Collaboration. A total of 5 screenings of the Live Event took place, each with different times, allowing less lag and trouble getting into servers, as well as allowing more people from around the globe to view it. It was a recreation of all of the major Live Events in Season 3 to Season X in Chapter 1.
Two days before, the Astronomical Challenges were released allowing players to unlock free rewards. A player could earn the Astroworld Cyclone Glider and 2 Loading Screens by attending the Live Event, and a Spray, a Banner Icon, and an Emote from completing the Challenges. The playlists opened 30 minutes prior to the Live Event. The Live Event was a concert hosted by Travis Scott.
At the beginning of the Live Event, The Storm disappeared, and the stage started to light up. Astroworld started to fly towards the ground as reference to the Meteor Live Event, eventually appearing behind the stage as the ending to his song Highest in the Room plays.
The first beat of SICKO MODE then started playing as the purple meteor surrounding Astroworld crashed onto the right side of the stage, blowing players away from it, as a giant Travis Scott rose from the stage's debris.
Travis started teleporting all around Sweaty Sands as he continued singing Sicko Mode. As the Players got teleported into the middle of an equalizer, sliding it down, and bouncing upon dropping onto the floor of Sweaty Sands. The players received a low gravity effect (similar to the one at The Cube’s anti-gravity fields or to the one produced when a Hop Rock is consumed) as Travis goes around the Island with holograms of a modified Corrupted Voyager in a circle, he then grabs two star dust from the sky and crashes them together, causing an explosion.
The whole sky turned red as the whole Island went on fire, and an amusement park formed in the background with a Ferris wheel and a rollercoaster on fire whilst Travis was glitching. Travis then gets struck by lightning, damaging him, thus turning him into his T-3500 edit style. Players got their walking speed a lot faster (similar to the one gained after consuming a Pepper) as he started singing Stargazing, only for him to start to glitch again and then he disappeared only for a moment.
Travis jumped down from nowhere and started singing Goosebumps, as a rollercoaster started coming out of Astroworld, touching the water of Sweaty Sands, and the whole Island turned pitch black with neon colors illuminating it. Eventually everything turned back to normal, as Travis fell down backwards and the whole Island became flooded in water whilst meteors were falling down from the sky, this particular section has a Diving mechanic.
Underwater, with the first half of Highest in the Room playing, Astro Jack came down from above, sinking, while Skull Troopers swam around the bottom of the "ocean", as reference to The Devourer from The Final Showdown event. Then the third part of Sicko Mode then started playing and players were stuck on a grid floor sliding left and right whilst the Astro Jack kept dancing, with Llion making a cameo appearance in the background, only for Astro Jack to flip the Island.
The players are then transported to an empty place, as a Rift, similar to the Butterfly from the Butterfly Event appeared. When the players touched it, they were sent back to Apollo. This was the end of the Live Event.
- Sicko Mode (feat. Drake)
- Goosebumps (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- Highest in the Room
- Sicko Mode (cont.)
- The Scotts (feat. Kid Cudi)
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- Travis Scott’s Astronomical is the 4th Live Event to be part of a collaboration, the other three being Showtime, Live At Risky, and Now Playing!.
- It is the 1st Live Event to use the Chaos Engine.
- The underwater bit of the event was just to test out early underwater mechanics for Chapter 2: Season 3, but eventually didn't make the cut.
- Images from this event were show in the Zero Crisis Finale inside the portals.