Is Eminem coming to Fortnite? Game teases rapper collaboration

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<p>Eminem performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)</p>
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Eminem performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Last weekend, an in-game radio station with Fortnite began playing music exclusively by rapper Eminem.

Fortnite Icon Radio only appeared to play from a 12-track playlist of the artist’s hits, including tracks from “Godzilla” to “Survival.”

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So what could a possible Fortnite x Slim Shady collaboration look like?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is supposed to be coming to Fortnite?

Fans are anticipating a collaboration between the wildly popular online game and the rap superstar, and a Slim Shady “skin” – which would allow a player’s character in the game to take on the appearance of Eminem – is one of the most requested potentials supplements fans.

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The fact that this is all happening on the Icon radio station also suggests that it could be a preview of a potential Icon series outfit.

But Fortnite is a huge platform with millions of users and has recently been experimenting with new ways to offer virtual entertainment.

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From intimate gig series for artists from around the world to massive virtual extravaganzas from the likes of Travis Scott and Marshmello, music shows have become a semi-regular feature in Fortnite.

Could Eminem try to do something similar?

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It could all be for nothing, but it’s unusual for Epic Games to include this kind of teasing and then ignore it entirely.

What evidence is there?

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There are a legion of “leakers” among Fortnite fans who scour the game’s coding for potential clues to content that may be added at a later date.

More often than not, their educated guesses are correct, and certain leakers within the community have reliable track records when it comes to predicting new additions.

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So what are they saying this time?

Notable information dropper iFireMonkey pointed out that although the in-game radio station played 53 minutes of Eminem’s music, no skin was found in the game’s files.

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“There are currently 0 skins encrypted,” they said, “so it could be something smaller like an emote or a music pack.”

Given Eminem’s controversial reputation, Epic Games may simply be testing the waters to see how interested Fortnite audiences would be in a bigger event.

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With the long-awaited v21.40 update coming in a few days, dataminers will be on the lookout for new clues in the game files.

What songs were played?

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The full track list of Eminem songs played on Icon radio station is as follows:

  • Godzilla (ft. Juice WRLD)
  • Spotlight (ft. Nate Russ)
  • Phenomenal
  • Higher
  • Not afraid
  • poison
  • Lighters (ft. Bruno Mars)
  • autumn
  • Monsters (ft. Rihanna)
  • Walking on Water (ft. Beyonce)
  • Berzerk
  • Survive

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