Gen Hoshino to Deliver a Soulful Performance in the Fortnite Soundwave Series

The Fortnite Team

Celebrate the beginning of the new Fortnite Season with the next Soundwave Series artist! The Soundwave Series is a series of musical shows featuring artists from around the world, and the spotlight now turns to Japanese pop artist + music producer Gen Hoshino. Hoshino’s show will air back-to-back for 72 hours starting Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 8 AM ET — just a few days after Chapter 3 Season 3 launches on June 5!

Each show in the Soundwave Series takes place in its own unique, interactive experience. That includes Hoshino’s show and the show of the next artist: record-breaking French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura! Nakamura will have her own show to experience in Fortnite in the future. Keep an eye out for details in the coming months on this Soundwave Series event. 🎵

Fortnite Gen Hoshino Soundwave Series

Made by creator team 3D Lab, Hoshino’s interactive experience puts players in an evolving space, with changing colors, scenery, and activities to match the mood. At the end of this highly emotional performance, players should not only feel more connected with Hoshino, but also themselves!

Fortnite Gen Hoshino Interactive Experience

Among the songs featured in the show is “Koi,” from Hoshino’s award-winning album Pop Virus. Also released as a single, this J-pop track was such a hit that the “Koi Dance” — from the song’s music video — became a sensation too. Show your moves by activating a Koi Dance Emote during the interactive "Soundwave Series: Gen Hoshino" experience!

How to Watch the Gen Hoshino Show

To jump into the show, players can enter the SOUNDWAVE SERIES: GEN HOSHINO Discover tile (or input the Island code 6831-7094-7130) starting June 9, 2022, at 8 AM ET.

The show will repeat non-stop for 72 hours (until Sunday, June 12, at 8 AM ET), so don’t worry if you can’t jump in right away. After you complete the experience, you’ll get some XP and a memento: the Soundwave Series - Gen Hoshino Spray!

Fortnite Soundwave Series - Gen Hoshino Spray

Players also have the option to watch the show via Picture-in-Picture while playing other Creative experiences, Battle Royale, and more. (Note: interactive elements will not be playable through Picture-in-Picture.) This option is accessible through the settings and is available during certain times of the event:

  • Thursday, June 9, at 8 AM ET

  • Friday, June 10, at 3 PM ET

  • Saturday, June 11, at 2 PM ET

Gen Hoshino Show Content Creation

Content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content from the Gen Hoshino show on YouTube and monetize it for seven days, and no takedown notifications should occur during this time. More info:

  • In order to monetize their Gen Hoshino show content, SAC members need to link their 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 is 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.

  • Not in SAC? Don’t worry, you can still share your highlights from the experience. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.

Please note: For Twitch creators streaming Gen Hoshino’s show, we cannot prevent your VODs or clips from getting flagged by third-party copyright detection systems. The general recommendation is to disable VODs/clips for the duration of the event. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.

“Soundwave Series: Gen Hoshino” has flashing lights. If you have a history of photosensitivity, consult a doctor before entering the event. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE if you experience any discomfort.