The players of Fortnite were able to participate in a big event on Tuesday, July 28, focused on voter suppression affecting Black communities across the United States.
In a recent blog, the developer of Fortnite called Epic Games said that it would air its second We The People broadcast on Tuesday focused on the voter suppression crisis. This one was hosted by the broadcast journalist Cari Champion and featured interviews and discussions with a lot of athletes, entertainers, and activists.
1. When did the We The People x More Than A Vote event start?
The We The People x More Than A Vote broadcast began at 4PM PT on Tuesday, July 28th.
2. How did you find the We The People x More Than A Vote event?
In order to access the event called We The People x More Than A Vote, players needed to launch Fortnite before 4PM PT and accessed the Battle Royale mode. Once there, they could go to the Party Royale playlist and choose the Island’s Big Screen. The show started automatically from that screen.
3. Who participated in the We The People x More Than A Vote event?
The We The People x More Than A Vote was hosted by broadcast journalist Cari Champion. Athlete Jason Heyward, rapper and activist Bun B, athlete and sports host Jalen Rose, actress and comedian Yvonne Orji, and rapper Russ also participated in the event.
4. What kind of content you should expect from We The People x More Than A Vote event?
Epic Games did not talk in too much about the exact content of the conversations the participants had. However, the studio said that the event will inspire and empower young adults to take action against the voter suppression crisis that is disproportionately impacting Black communities.
A trailer for the We The People x More Than A Vote shows the participants discussing the importance of voting and encouraging people to make a difference and bolster efforts to fight against Black voter suppression. Russ said that young people need to get out and vote because they are the ones that never show up. He added that young people are the future.
5. Where else can you watch the We The People x More Than A Vote event?
Those who are not the players of Fortnite but still want to access the broadcast, you could do so in the social networking app called Houseparty. Just like Fortnite, the Houseparty stream broadcasted live from 4PM PT. If you want to access the event on this app, you had to go into the app and join friends in a conversation. You then had to tap the TV icon and click Watch to access the broadcast.
6. What if you missed We The People X More Than A Vote event?
Epic Games stated that it will continue airing the broadcast for those who missed the live stream every other hour for 22 hours following the event. Aside from that, Houseparty will also air the event throughout the day on Wednesday.