Many times, Fortnite Dataminers will discover new skins, other cosmetic items, or in-game events while browsing in-game files, but it looks like they found something very different after Tuesday’s 7.20 update.
A six-minute music video featuring several songs by electronic music producer Marshmello was found in the Fortnite game files by leaker Lucas7Yoshi_. The video includes plenty of animation involving Marshmello’s iconic helmet and several of his most popular songs.
The relevance of this video is unclear Fortnite, although. Nothing during the six minutes seemed to be directly Fortnite-linked, despite Marshmello’s connection to Fortnite and his biggest star, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
Marshmello and Ninja notably performed together online and in the Pro-Am tournament at E3 last June, winning the charity event. And by Marshmello manager Moe Shalizi, DJ EDM and Fortnite are working on a collaboration that arrives in February.
Shalizi said in a story on his Instagram yesterday that “something is happening with Mello and Fortnite next month it’s going to shake the world ”, although he did not elaborate further.
Marshmello is a familiar face in Fortnite since the Pro-Am tournament, but the music video in the in-game files still seems to be rather haphazard and unrelated to what he and Epic are working on. While that may become clear over time, we’ll probably have to wait until at least until February to get a feel for what’s to come.