Astroworld Festival is a yearly music celebration run by American rapper Travis Scott, held in Houston, Texas, at NRG Park, near the previous website of Six Flags AstroWorld. The festival was first held in November 2018. The 2020 celebration was terminated because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. Astroworld Event 2021 was initially set up for November 5-- 6, 2021. On the opening night, a group crush occurred, causing the deaths of at the very least 8 people.
At the origin of one of the most dancing live events in Fortnite, Travis Scott has become a few days in one of the most controversial characters. During the AstroWorld Festival that was held this weekend at Houston (Texas) ended with a tragedy, after 8 people died there at several avalanches among the attendees. Several people who attended the festival have filed a complaint against the rapper, accusing it of having unleashed to the crowd in inadequate security conditions. There has not yet been thrown all the light on the case, but the promotion of cosmetics is already discussed with the image of Travis Scott in Fortnite.
Epic Games eliminates the out West dance from the store
The Fortnite Editor has abstained from making any comments on this case, but according to some Data miners, he has already maneuvered to avoid as much as possible to wake up the wrath of the community. This morning, FIREMONKEY has revealed that The Out West dance, emote linked to the collaboration with Travis Scott, has been removed from the Fortnite store by Epic Games. Data miner also explains that this elimination of the daily store is intentional And not accidental.
It could be a reflective movement by Epic Games, anxious for not showing cosmetics with the Travis Scott seal at this time.
the image of Fortnite, in question
Several members of the community are already asked about the solutions that would be presented to Epic Games, if the fault of Travis Scott was established in this deadly drama. This Reddit user asks, for example, if Epic Games would not better stop collaborations with real stars, to protect themselves from the dramas. What to do if ever a personality commits an irreparable act, and this has its own Skin in Fortnite?
The problem is currently being investigated at the headquarters of Epic Games and has already been investigated by other important publishers, such as Blizzard. Last March, after the accusations against Sinatra, Blizzard reacted by removing to overwatch skin designed in honor of the player and reimbursing users who had bought it.
Before taking any action, Epic Games will probably wait until the light shines on the drama of the AstroWorld Festival. The responsibility of the rapper is not yet proven, and some witnesses defend it, explaining that the singer stopped playing before the first signs of movement of the crowd.
The collaboration between Fortnite and Travis Scott remains until today one of the most massive ones that have been implemented in a video game. For your Fortnite astronomical concert, seen in the game for almost 30 million unique viewers, the artist would have won more than 20 million dollars. The Skin of Travis Scott is one of the sets most used by the players, and the arrival of him to the stores was constantly requested by the community.
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