Fortnite Festival Season 4: Prepare for Battle with Metallica!

6.12.2024
The Fortnite Team

There’s a storm raging over Fortnite Festival! James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo from Metallica are the Icons of Season 4

Season 4 starts June 13 with v30.10 and ends August 16, 2024, at 12 AM ET. During this time, seek and destroy your opponents on the new Battle Stage, shred to your favorite Metallica tracks on the Jam Stage and Main Stage, and unlock in-game rewards by tearing your way through the Season 4 Festival Pass. 

Crank it to 11 with the Premium Reward Track, which unlocks an extra layer of rewards. Take a seat behind Lars’s TAMA Kit with Zildjian cymbals or step onto the stage with James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert’s Outfits! 


Battle Stage: 16 Players Enter… Only One Will Win

It’s time to prove yourself on the Fortnite Festival Battle Stage! Battle your opponents across a four-song setlist to be the last one standing when the curtain comes down and it all fades to black… 

Each public Battle Stage match begins with up to 16 players, all competing to get the highest score on a randomly chosen song from Festival’s featured rotation. You’ll play the same track as other players but get to choose your song part and difficulty as you riff your way to the highest score. Owned Jam Tracks cannot be selected, so no one player has an advantage. The four lowest-scoring players are eliminated at the end of each song until there’s a single victor! 

Fortnite Festival Battle Stage

Don’t worry if you hear a tune you haven’t mastered yet. You can turn the tides of battle by launching attacks on your opponents to slow their scoring and break their streak! Prepare for your attack the same way you’d launch into Overdrive on the Main Stage — play Overdrive Phases to build Overdrive and press the Attack button to throw your rivals off course while boosting your own score! The more Overdrive you hold, the longer your attack will be. 

Playing accurately, maintaining your streak, and attacking at the right times is key. We've set the Bass and Mic multipliers to 4x instead of 6x on the Battle Stage, so everyone’s on an even playing field! The skill rating system in public matches, based on rounds survived and players defeated, is factored into matchmaking so you don't face off against the #1 player in the world right off the bat.

If you play Battle Stage in a private match, compete against your party of up to four! We’ll leave the setlist to you — players in a private match can choose from their shared library of owned Jam Tracks and Festival’s featured rotation.

Find the Battle Stage in Discover next to “Festival Main Stage” and “Festival Jam Stage.” This experience will stick around beyond Season 4. On the Battle Stage, nothing else matters besides victory! (and having fun)


Rip Your Way Through the Festival Pass Tab

Ready to show the world how hard you’re willing to rock? Find the Festival Quests for this Season by entering the Lobby of a Fortnite Festival experience (“Main Stage,” “Jam Stage,” or “Battle Stage”) and heading to the Festival Pass in the top navigation!

Fortnite Festival Season 4 Festival Pass


Season 4 Festival Pass

The harder you rock, the heavier the rewards. Complete Festival Quests to earn Festival Points that’ll help you progress in this Season’s Festival Pass. 

Free Reward Track

Restore your spirit after a tough show. The Slurp Blaster Guitar is built for the blues and waiting for you as the final reward in the free reward track. 

Fortnite Slurp Blaster Guitar

Once your blues are cured, get to practicing the free reward track’s three Jam Tracks:

  • Epic Games - “S.O.M.P”

  • Epic Games - “The Night Porter (Winnage)”

  • Epic Games - “Dreamer” 


Oh and by the way, all of your owned Jam Tracks can be equipped as Lobby Tracks starting in Fortnite v30.10! Get a good song going while the band assembles.

Fortnite Festival Free Reward Track Jam Tracks

Songs are just one part of capturing an audience. Enthrall the crowd with thrashing Auras, including the Dark Flame Aura that’ll have your fans feeling the heat!

Fortnite Dark Flame Aura

Keep the crowd spinning figuratively — and your Guitar literally — with the Roundhouse Emote. There’s never a wrong time for a roundhouse.

Fortnite Roundhouse Emote

Premium Reward Track 

Who says you need a backstage pass to get a behind-the-scenes look at Metallica? Purchase the Premium Reward Track upgrade for 1,800 V-Bucks and start unlocking a mountain of Metallica memorabilia!

Nothing beats stepping into the shoes of the legendary rock stars themselves. Purchasing the Premium Reward Track unlocks the Lars Ulrich Outfit immediately, while the Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield Outfits can be unlocked by progressing through the track. 

Fortnite Metallica Outfits

The show’s just getting started — bring the sticks down on Lars's TAMA Kit. If you could never master the double kick and guitars are more your thing, then it’s time to shred that “Enter Sandman” solo on Kirk’s Gibson “Greeny” Les Paul

Fortnite Lars's TAMA Kit And Kirk's Gibson Greeny Les Paul

As for what music awaits you in the Premium Pass, it’s the one and only… One

Fortnite One Jam Track

The One Jam Track.


Please note! 🎵 The Season 4 Festival Pass’ free reward track items and Premium Reward Track items are not exclusive to the Pass, and they may become purchasable in the Shop at a later date.


Wardrobe Master! Master! 

Look fit for battle on the Battle Stage. James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert are looking fiery with “Puppet Master” Outfits available in the Shop ‘til the bell tolls for Season 4.

Shred with the best with Puppet Master Kirk, be a warrior of the wastes as Puppet Master James, be on the beat as Puppet Master Robert, and bring percussive destruction with Puppet Master Lars

Fortnite Puppet Master Metallica Outfits

What’s more? These Jam Tracks from Metallica will also be in the Shop ‘til Season 4 ends:

  • Metallica - “Enter Sandman”

  • Metallica - “Fuel”

  • Metallica - “Master of Puppets”

  • Metallica - “Ride the Lightning”

  • Metallica - “The Unforgiven”

  • Metallica - “Wherever I May Roam”


Keep an ear out for more Metallica tracks throughout Season 4!


Improvements and Fixes in Season 4


Lobby Jammin’

Your owned Jam Tracks can be equipped as Lobby Tracks! Try adding them to your Favorites, then hit Shuffle and enjoy a different groove each time you return to the Lobby.



Gameplay Improvements

We improved Fret Forgiveness (a.k.a. “coyote time”), increasing the time allowed between when you strum a note on Pro Lead/Pro Bass and when you need to press the correct fret input. Players who felt like they did the strum and fret inputs at the same time should now get credit when they do so, even if one comes slightly before the other.

Additionally:

  • We updated button bind visibility to be on by default for Pro song parts.

  • Your Strum bind will be visible on the HUD. (Only one Strum bind is visible, even though you can have two different binds. The other one is visible in your settings.)

  • You’ll be able to deploy Overdrive during “song breaks,” where you have extended time between notes.



Festival Questing

  • Quests for the Main Stage, Jam Stage, and new Battle Stage will all share categories. Daily Quests have been updated to include all three experiences.

  • You’ll be able to progress Jam Quests while Backstage when building your Main Stage setlist.

  • Many Main Stage Quests such as “Hit Notes” and “Deploy Overdrive” will also be completable on the Battle Stage.



Jam Track Changes

We’ve adjusted the following Jam Track song parts:

  • Doja Cat - Say So: Bass

    • Minor adjustments to improve consistency.
       

  • Epic Games - Streets Ignite: Lead

    • Minor adjustments to improve consistency.
       

  • Epic Games - Streets Ignite: Pro Lead

    • Fixed misplaced hammer-on and pull-off notes.
       

  • Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You): Pro Lead

    • Fixed misplaced hammer-on and pull-off notes.
       

  • Metallica - Fuel: Pro Lead

    • Removed a couple notes in a repeating riff for consistency.
       

  • Metallica - Master of Puppets: Pro Lead

    • Fixed misplaced hammer-on and pull-off notes.
       

  • Metallica - Master of Puppets: Pro Bass

    • Fixed misplaced hammer-on and pull-off notes.
       

  • Muse - Hysteria: Lead

    • Adjusted a measure in the solo.
       

  • Muse - Hysteria: Pro Lead

    • Adjusted to be more consistent with Pro Bass.
       

  • Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes: Pro Bass

    • Fixed certain hammer-ons that didn’t function as intended, and made minor adjustments.
       

  • Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two: Drums

    • Added a missing kick.


Fortnite Festival Season 4 Content Creation

Wanting to make Season 4 content for YouTube? This Season, content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content on YouTube featuring the below selection of Jam Tracks (and their loops) and monetize it. Your content can also feature these Jam Tracks as Lobby Tracks!

Jam Track selection:

  • BTS - Butter

  • GAYLE - abcdefu

  • Nelly ft. City Spud - Ride Wit Me

  • NF - Let You Down

  • NLE Choppa ft. Roddy Ricch - Walk Em Down


The selection of Jam Tracks will change each week on Thursdays at 10 AM ET, so keep checking back to see what’s safe to feature in your content! No takedown notifications should occur during the Jam Track selection’s time window.

More info:

  • In order to monetize your content featuring the Jam Tracks, you need to link your YouTube and Support-A-Creator accounts.

  • IMPORTANT: When uploading the content to YouTube, be sure to upload it as Unlisted or Public. If you upload the video as Private, it's possible you could receive a monetization claim on your video.

  • For uploading the content on other platforms, refer to the channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.


Although unlikely, if you do receive a claim on any SAC content, there may be a short delay in YouTube processing the release of the claim. During this time, please do not dispute the claim.

Not in SAC? Don’t worry, you can still share your Fortnite Festival experiences on YouTube during Season 4 featuring the selected Jam Tracks. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.

Fortnite Festival

Please note! 🎵 For Twitch creators streaming content featuring the selected Jam Tracks, we cannot prevent your VODs or clips from getting flagged by third-party copyright detection systems. The general recommendation is to disable VODs/clips when streaming Fortnite Festival. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.