Fortnite Responds to Fan Outrage by Pulling Travis Scott Skin From the Game

Published 11/09/2021, 9:25 AM EST


Travis Scott’s name has been associated with a lot of brands, including McDonald’s and Fortnite. And his name has been heavily associated with Fortnite ever since he performed online in a Live concert in the game. Fortnite had also introduced an official Travis Scott emote in the game.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, after the Astroworld Festival, Fortnite has decided to remove the “Out West” emote from the game following fan outrage, and players have given varied reactions to this on Twitter.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fortnite pulls out Travis Scott cosmetics from the game

Travis Scott recently came into controversy following a tragedy at the Astroworld Festival. The show was absolute chaos and displayed the negligence of the performers, including Travis Scott. People were quick to call out the artist on his behavior and this outrage resulted in Fortnite pulling out the Travis Scott “Out West” emote from the game.

This came to highlight as the entire ‘Daily’ section of the Item shop was removed from the game. Fortnite Status offered a clarification on the same but did not elaborate much on this matter, except mentioning this was intentional.

Fans have been quick to react to this matter and their biggest concern right now might be the lost V-Bucks and refunds!

 

Some even went on to call this move performative and to not have any real impact. This was done in a mocking nature by the Twitter users.

WATCH THIS STORY –    Video Game Franchises returning to console

Some fans have, however, appreciated this move by Fortnite and call it a good gesture in order to respect those lost in the tragedy.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fans have given mixed reactions to the entire ordeal between Fortnite and Travis Scott. The hip-hop artist apologized for the events that took place at Astroworld Festival later on social media. In addition, he extended his support to help the families of those affected by the tragedy that unfolded.

READ MORE – Call of Duty: Vanguard- Datamine Reveals the Possibility of a Stunning Anime Crossover

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Siddid Dey Purkayastha

263 articles

Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT