Fortnite has had the majority of crossovers over the years, but few see this coming: Metallica is now in the game. While it doesn’t have the character skins of Lars, James, and the rest, you can have your character play one of the band’s most popular songs–and even better, friends of the band. You can join for free.
The Master of Puppets emoji costs 500 V-Bucks, or about $3.50, and plays a piece from Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” the band’s hit 1986 single. The first person to make the emoji will be depicted playing the guitar in front of the microphone, essentially giving the impression of their Hetfield. Up to three other people can join the fun even if they haven’t purchased the emoji themselves, taking on the drums, second guitar and bass to complete the quartet.
See it for yourself in the trailer below.
Even though the song is almost 40 years old, Master of Puppets is having a great 2022. It revived this past summer after being featured prominently in Stranger Things on Netflix, in a scene where the protagonists’ needle-headed friend, Eddie Munson, knocks down the house with song as a way to distract some of the Upside Down’s monsters while his friends perform other life-saving feats.
I’m not much of a Stranger Things fan, but the normative and obvious setting resonated with viewers. The song experienced a huge jump in total streams on Spotify, reaching 17 million new plays according to statistics. loudspeaker.
Now if we could get Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” in Fortnite…
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