Epic Games Pulls Travis Scott Emote From Fortnite

The developer hasn’t specified why, although it does follow several deaths at one of the rapper’s concerts.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor November 9, 2021
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Fortnite Travis Scott Emote Removal

Following the events at the Travis Scott concert in Houston, Texas, Epic Games has removed the rapper’s “Out West” dance emote from the Fortnite item shop. The company has declined to specify whether or not these two events are related, although the timing does make it seem pretty likely.

For those who may have missed the news, eight people – ranging in age from 14 to 27 – were killed, and at least 25 were injured, at the Astroworld concert this weekend when the audience surged toward the stage, effectively crushing those in front of them. Whether or not Scott was aware of what was happening is uncertain as the concert continued about a half an hour after deaths were declared. Although, he did stop it briefly when it came to his attention that someone in the audience had passed out.

The concert took place on November 5. On November 7, Epic Games temporarily brought down the “Daily” section of the Item Shop and removed the emote in question. It’s suspected that the dance was due to be included in the upcoming rotation.

The emote wasn’t Scott’s only tie-in to the game, as there are also two skins and additional cosmetics from the game’s first-ever concert event. As far as we know, these are still available in the game for now.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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Flintstone 9 months ago
This singer is deuce he just let them die and carried on singing like nothing happened "help that person over there" SInging goes on* he is very much responsible as never shut it down instead stood up his peddle stool seeing his fans being crushed to death in front of him. He was that high up he could see everything. no fault but his.

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