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Weezer debuts unreleased songs from new album in Fortnite

Fortnite's new Weezer themed island is where Weezer's new album will debuted

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 28, 2019 09:30 pm CST - 0 mins, 52 secs reading time

Epic Games is gearing up for the launch of Season 8 of Fortnite with a huge tease of Weezer World, with their upcoming self-titled album known as 'The Black Album' dropping songs in the Weezer-themed island on Fortnite.

Weezer World is an island that is available in creative mode, and acts as a gigantic Weezer-themed amusement park that is playing tracks from the unreleased album. Rivers Cuomo, the frontman for Weezer, is a huge Fortnite fan and plays the game with his daughter. Weezer even posted to its own Twitter account that 'Fortnite Weezon 8 live now' which is a very cool way to get Fortnite players to know about your new album.

Fortnite isn't shy to in-game concerts as this isn't a first time, with artist Marshmello entering the game in a one-off event. With the likes of Weezer debuting unreleased songs in Fortnite, we could see more and more of this - using games as a marketing platform for music, TV and movie teasers and trailers, and more. What do you think?

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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