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Travis Scott Out West Emote Removed from Fortnite After Astroworld Deaths

Fortnite Travis Scott Astroworld Out West Emote

Epic Games have removed a Travis Scott emote from Fornite, after eight deaths and more injuries during a stampede at the Astroworld concert.

IGN reports the “Out West” dance emote- which came to the game after Scott’s in-game concert- was removed; Epic Games even disabling the Daily section in the in-game shop. The Daily section presents a random selection of cosmetics and emotes.

It was suspected the emote would have been available in the next update, according to IGN. While Epic Games announced the Daily section was disabled, they did not elaborate why; while a spokesperson declined to comment to IGN.

 

The controversy is due to Scott’s Astroworld concert on November 5th. CNN, Yahoo News, and Washington Post report that on the first day of the event, at least eight people were injured as they charged the front of the stage. 25 people were taken to hospital out of 50,000 attendees. The second day was later cancelled.

Previously Epic Games disable emotes for their Dr. Martin Luther King historical event to prevent abuse and controversy earlier this year. A move that utterly failed when a whipping emote still remained, thanks to a DC Comics cross over (featuring a Catwoman whipcrack emote) which fans speculate could not be disabled due to contractual obligations.

Prior to that, the Fortnite We The People presentation discussed racial discrimination; only for players to pelt the screen with tomatoes. It seems that Epic Games is no longer taking any risks with emotes.

Fortnite is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Android.

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