While Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode gets much of the attention, the game’s Save the World mode is not being forgotten. The recent 7.0.0 patch introduced the game’s first major boss, The Storm King, with the final act of the Canny Valley campaign. GameSpot can confirm that Epic hired gaming veteran Cris Velasco (Overwatch, Darksiders 3) to compose 20 minutes of new music for the new chapter of Save the World.
Velasco recorded the music with a live orchestra in Los Angeles with the professional recording company Cinema Scoring. Velasco tells GameSpot that Fortnite is probably his biggest project yet, adding that the pillars of the Storm King himself–“huge, terrifying, and exciting”–match up well with the music he likes to make.
“I’ve had the fortune to work on some big franchises over the years, but I don’t think any of them have had the same popularity as Fortnite does. So I was extremely excited to have been asked to write music for Season 7,” he said.
“The Storm King was such a great canvas to compose for. Huge, terrifying, and exciting–just the kind of music I love to write! We recorded the score in LA with Cinema Scoring, who really helped bring life to the music and the wintery terror that the Storm King exudes. It also doesn’t hurt that I’ve now earned the prize of ‘coolest uncle’ from my niece and nephew.”
In other Fortnite news, the game’s battle royale mode recently launched the much-anticipated Season 7. Among other things, it adds a new, wintry area to the map, the new Infinity Blade sword weapon, and a new X-4 Stormwing airplane to find on the map and fly.