Epic Games made the decision to stop selling the emote of Travis Scott, famous rapper, in the store of Fortnite: Battle Royale. This as an investigation is carried out on the tragedy that happened at the Astroworld festival, which caused the death of 8 people.
According to information from Eurogamer, Epic Games retired the Out West emote. It is a gesture that featured a part of a song by the rapper. This emote was removed along with all the items in the Item Shop that were part of the daily session.
It is worth mentioning that the official Twitter account of Fortnite acknowledged that the objects were removed, but did not explain why. Thus, it does not mention if this changed due to the unfortunate events of Astroworld. However, it seems that this is the most logical reason why this happened.
“We know that the Daily section of the Item Shop was disabled. This is intentional and the Daily section will return with the next store update, ”said Epic Games on the official support account of Fortnite.
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. pic.twitter.com/rc6Kqh7qoW
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) November 8, 2021
In case you didn’t know, there was a tragedy at the Astroworld festival last weekend. According to reports, an entrance to the event was opened and people without a ticket were allowed to enter. This caused an overcrowding that led to an accident in which 8 people lost their lives and 300 were injured. This caused the rest of Astroworld to be canceled.
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