TROUBLE IN PARADISE: End of the Road for Fortnite-Travis Scott Partnership?

Published 11/09/2021, 3:52 PM EST


Epic Games has removed an emote that featured a Travis Scott song from the item shop. On 8th November 2021, Epic Games removed this Fortnite emote and has confirmed it as an intentional move. Apart from this, Epic Games has released no other statement regarding their action. And right now, fans seem to think the Travis Scott-Fortnite partnership might be over.

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The name of the aforementioned emote is “Out West” which refers to the “Out West” song by Travis Scott. From now on, people won’t be able to shop for this emote anymore.

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Not only this emote, but also the “Daily Section” division of the store is also put to a halt, meaning fans won’t be able to shop for other music and dance emotes either.

But currently, the people who already own the “Out West” emote can use it in the game. And also the “Travis Scott” skin is very much usable in the game as well, in much the same manner.

The devs put up a tweet to inform players about the recent changes.

“It’s known that the “Daily” section of the Item Shop has been disabled. This is intentional and the “Daily” section will return with the next Item Shop refresh.”

It looks like Epic Games might release some new updates in the coming days about their intentional actions. Epic Games took this action after Travis Scott’s concert incident. The news of the incident spread worldwide on 7th Nov followed by Epic Games shutting down the shop on 8th Nov.

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Fortnite and Travis Scott

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On 28th April 2020, the rapper partnered with Fortnite to host a virtual concert which turned out to be a massive success. The virtual concert continued for around three days and over 27 million fans attended this concert.

In fact, there was a point when around 12 million people were watching the virtual concert at a single point in time. It was a massive success for the rapper and Fortnite as well.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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