Metallica Lights Up Fortnite with a New Music Experience, Festival Season, and More!

The Fortnite Team

The bell tolls, but it brings good news…

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica strike Fortnite in v30.10! This means an immersive music experience starting June 22 and a Metallica Season in Festival starting June 13 WITH v30.10. It also means a Battle Royale POI based on the M72 World Tour and a Rocket Racing track to take the corner!

Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.

Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.
Experience Metallica’s music like never before in Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. This journey through six of Metallica’s fan-favorite songs features gameplay that matches the intensity. The Master of Puppets awaits… 
Dominated by the anticipation? Made by Magnopus, “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” will have six different showtimes across two days: 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

  • 2 PM ET
  • 5 PM ET
  • 11 PM ET

Sunday, June 23, 2024

  • 10 AM ET
  • 2 PM ET
  • 5 PM ET

The experience will be in Fortnite’s Discover screen for thirty minutes each showtime, so even if you jump in later than the start, you can be part of the full show. Choose a time that works best with a party of up to four! Just catch one of the shows so you can finally sleep with both eyes closed.
We hear your fans screaming — content creators in the Support-A-Creator program can share their “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury” experience with the world. See the Content Creation for Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. part of this blog post to learn more!

Take the Battle Stage in Fortnite Festival Season 4

Fortnite Festival Metallica
James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert. These four are the Icons of Fortnite Festival Season 4! But they’re not just here to perform — they’re here to battle. Season 4 brings a new experience that’ll stick around after Season 4 ends: the PvP Battle Stage! 16 players enter, one will emerge victorious. (It’s a musical free-for-all!) Bring the heat to the Battle Stage, Jam Stage, or Main Stage to progress in the Season 4 Festival Pass!
Fortnite Festival Season 4 Festival Pass
The Festival Pass has a free reward track and Premium Reward Track upgrade. Both have in-game rewards to unlock as you keep rollin’ through the Pass, including the Premium Reward Track’s James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo Outfits! Just by purchasing the Premium Reward Track, you’ll unlock the Lars Ulrich Outfit. Fortnite Festival Season 4 goes live June 13 when v30.10 releases.
Fortnite Festival Metallica Outfits
Roam outside Fortnite Festival? Adapt to the unknown in LEGO® experiences with James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert’s LEGO Styles!
Fortnite Metallica LEGO Styles
When you’re back in the spotlight, complete Fortnite Festival’s Metallica Quests in a pursuit to unlock James's ESP Snakebyte Guitar and Robert's Warwick M72 Bass. These sequential Quests will be available until July 21, 2024 at 4 AM ET. 

Ride the Lightning in Battle Royale

Be a flash before enemies’ eyes — Ride the Lightning guitars will be on the Battle Royale Island! These instruments are as mobile as they are musical… Use one to create a lightning arc in the sky that your squadmates can ride. On your descent, come crashing down to bring the beginning of an enemy’s end. Get this guitar from the ground or Chests!
Fortnite Ride the Lightning
Ride the Lightning isn’t the only way to go sky-high. In the middle of every match, the floating Metallica Loot Island will rift from a hole in the sky. It’s no dream or lie — atop this island is a stage inspired by the M72 World Tour! Rock out to the holographic James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert to capture the POI and let loot loose (including Ride the Lightning).
Fortnite Metallica Loot Island
Oh yeah, you can also earn an Emote and Loading Screen from Battle Royale’s Metallica Quests! These sequentially available Quests, plus the other marks of Metallica, will be in BR ‘til July 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET.

Ring the Bell! Compete in the Metallica Cup

Ride the lightning all the way to victory. The Squads Fill, Battle Royale Metallica Cup happens June 18 and gives players the opportunity to earn the foreboding Ringer Emote before it resounds in the Shop! Earn this Emote by being one of the top point-earning players in your region.
Fortnite Metallica Cup
Competitors can play up to ten matches within their region’s three-hour time window, and the specific event timing for each region can be found in the “Compete” tab in-game. 
(Note: Once a player participates in a region in any competitive event during Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 3, they will be locked to that region for any subsequent sessions of that event, as well as all sessions for future events in the Season.) 

Scoring will follow the format below:

Match Placement

Victory Royale: 62 points
2nd: 52 points
3rd: 45 points
4th: 40 points
5th: 35 points
6th: 30 points
7th: 28 points
8th: 26 points
9th: 24 points
10th: 22 points
11th: 20 points
12th: 18 points
13th: 16 points
14th: 14 points
15th: 12 points
16th: 10 points
17th: 8 points
18th: 6 points
19th: 4 points
20th: 2 points

Each Elimination

1 point
Fortnite Ringer Cup

The Ringer Emote.

Among other requirements, competitors must have Two-Factor Authentication enabled and verified on their Epic account and be at Account Level 15 or above. (You can find your Account Level in Fortnite’s “Career” tab.) Players with Cabined Accounts are not eligible to participate in the Metallica Cup. For full details and eligibility requirements, please see the Metallica Cup Official Rules.

Go Full Speed on a New Rocket Racing Track

You’ve got the fuel, the fire, but it’s still not hot enough. Turn up the temperature on Rocket Racing’s new Thrash Mountain track! This volcanic track is a tribute to all things rock — and not just the geology kind. You’ve got instrumental monuments, a stretch of road like a fretboard, and Metallica’s “Fuel” playing in the background.
This is a pretty hardcore track, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard. This is a Novice track you can unlock in ranked racing at Bronze I!
Rocket Racing Thrash Mountain
Return to the fire — the Backfire Car Body is one of the rewards for Rocket Racing’s Metallica Quests. So are the Puppetmaster Backfire Decal and Chasing Light Wheels! Shred the path all the way to the finish line.
Rocket Racing Backfire Car
The Thrash Mountain track and sequential Metallica Quests will be in Rocket Racing ‘til August 16, 2024, at 9 AM ET. Turbo fiends, drift everywhere you can on Thrash Mountain!

Puppet Masters, Music, and More

 We’re not fading to black just yet! Metallica will also send thunderwaves across the Shop:

Make Way for the Puppet Masters

Fortnite Puppet Master Metallica Outfits
There’s a fire inside that can’t be quenched. Starting with v30.10 on June 13, the Puppet Master Outfits for Lars, James, Kirk, and Robert will be in the Shop! Get these Outfits in the Shop up until August 16, 2024.

  • Puppet Master James

  • Puppet Master Lars

  • Puppet Master Kirk

  • Puppet Master Robert

These Outfits give each member an otherworldly wardrobe — including flame-emitting eyes and a blazing skull breastplate. Fitting for masters of miniature figures, each Outfit has a LEGO Style:

 Fortnite Puppet Master Metallica LEGO Styles

Enter More Songs

You can unlock the “One” Jam Track in the Festival Pass’ Premium Reward Track, but if one’s not enough, you can also get these Metallica tracks from the Shop:

  • Metallica - “Enter Sandman”

  • Metallica - “Fuel”

  • Metallica - “Master of Puppets”

  • Metallica - “Ride the Lightning”

  • Metallica - “The Unforgiven”

  • Metallica - “Wherever I May Roam”

There’ll be more Metallica Jam Tracks over the weeks too. They’ll be in the Shop ‘til August 16, 2024!

 Fortnite Metallica Ride the Lightning Jam Track

Burn Rubber

Get your road crew together because the Metallica Jäger 619 Bundle will be in the Shop until June 26, 2024:

  • Jäger 619 Car Body (has 13 paint colors)

  • Circuit Pro Jäger 619 Decal

  • Euphoria Jäger 619 Decal

  • Kraken Jäger 619 Decal

  • Storm Warning Jäger 619 Decal

  • Stripes Jäger 619 Decal

  • The Summit Jäger 619 Decal

  • Puppetmaster Jäger 619 Decal

Everything in this bundle is eligible for cross-game ownership with Rocket League!
Fortnite Puppetmaster Decal

The Jäger 619 Car Body equipped with the Puppetmaster Jäger 619 Decal and Lightning Ride Wheels. The Lightning Ride Wheels will be in the Shop until June 26!

If you already have the Jäger 619 Car Body Bundle in Fortnite, you’ll automatically receive the Puppetmaster Decal when it comes to the Shop, as well as ALL Jäger Decals that come to the Shop in the future if they're not in your collection. This applies to all Car Body Bundles starting in v30.10. If any Decal for a Car Body Bundle you own enters the Shop, you’ll receive that Decal automatically if you don't already have it.

Content Creation for Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.

Content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content from “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” on YouTube and monetize it for seven days (June 22 at 2 PM ET to June 29 at 2 PM ET). No takedown notifications should occur during this time. 
More info:

  • In order to monetize your “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.” content, 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 highlights from the experience. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.
Please note: For Twitch creators streaming “Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury.”, 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 the experience. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.