You’re Invited to Aya Nakamura’s Experience in the Fortnite Soundwave Series!

9.29.2022
By The Fortnite Team

If her song “Copines” doesn’t bring to mind paradise, then a performance during the “Paradise” Season just may!

The Fortnite Soundwave Series is a series of musical shows featuring artists from around the world, and it’s almost time for the final artist in the announced line-up: record-breaking French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura. Aya’s experience will air back-to-back for 72 hours starting Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 12 PM ET — delivering an interactive experience tailor-made for the setlist! (New to Aya Nakamura? Get an Aya introduction with this Spotify playlist!) Learn how to jump in below. 

Fortnite Aya Nakamura Soundwave Series


How to Watch the Aya Nakamura Experience (and Get Some In-Game Items!)

With an island by creator team Atlas Creative, featuring a music video and digital recreation of Aya by Mado XR, this interactive experience will captivate with its colorful visuals and personal feel. Just follow these easy steps to jump in!


1. Make sure Fortnite is downloaded on your device. (Or get access to Fortnite through cloud gaming.)

Fortnite is available to download for free on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, as well as from the Epic Games Store on PC and the Epic Games App on Android.

Download the Epic Games Store/Launcher on your PC.

Download the Epic Games App on Android via Fortnite.com/Android.

Download the Epic Games App on Android via the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Alternatively, with Xbox Cloud Gaming or NVIDIA GeForce NOW, you can play Fortnite through cloud gaming on a multitude of devices (including Android phones, Android tablets, iPhones, iPads, and more). This means no Fortnite download is required. Playing Fortnite via Xbox Cloud Gaming is free, and playing Fortnite via GeForce NOW is free if players choose the Free GeForce NOW membership option.

Learn more about playing Fortnite via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Learn more about playing Fortnite via GeForce NOW.


2. Launch Fortnite.

Don’t forget this one!


3. Starting October 6 at 12 PM ET, click on the SOUNDWAVE SERIES: AYA NAKAMURA Discover tile or input the island code 3500-0540-0065.

After you’ve launched Fortnite, click on the “CHANGE” button in the Lobby. This will bring up the “Discover” screen, where you can click on the SOUNDWAVE SERIES: AYA NAKAMURA tile. Alternatively, you can switch to the “Island Code” screen and input the island code 3500-0540-0065.

The experience will repeat non-stop for 72 hours (until Sunday, October 9, at 12 PM ET), so don’t worry if you can’t jump in right away. After you complete the experience, you’ll get some XP and some mementos: the Aya's Island Loading Screen and Soundwave Series - Aya Nakamura Spray!

Fortnite Aya's Island Loading Screen

The Aya’s Island Loading Screen.


4. Another option: Picture-in-Picture.

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

  • Thursday, October 6, at 12 PM ET

  • Friday, October 7, at 3 PM ET

  • Saturday, October 8, at 2 PM ET

  • Sunday, October 9, at 8 AM ET


Fortnite Soundwave Series - Aya Nakamura Spray

The Soundwave Series - Aya Nakamura Spray.


Aya Nakamura Emote

Tell your friends: Aya’s hit “Copines,” a single from her album Nakamura, is one of the songs featured in the experience. But you don’t have to leave Copines behind after the experience! Starting Wednesday, October 5, at 8 PM ET, the Copines Emote will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop. Perfect for the Island's beaches (or anywhere!), dance to the chorus of Copines mid-match.


Aya Nakamura Experience Content Creation

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

  • In order to monetize their Aya Nakamura experience 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 Aya Nakamura’s experience, 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.

PHOTOSENSITIVITY/SEIZURES WARNING
“Soundwave Series: Aya Nakamura” has flashing lights. If you have a history of photosensitivity, consult a doctor before entering the event. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE if you experience any discomfort.