Epic Removes Offensive "Redskins" Logo From Fortnite NFL Skin, Offers Refunds
The developer is offering a refund to all NFL-related skins due to its removal of the former Washington logo from the game--months after the name change.
The Washington Football Team finally changed their racist "Redskins" name this year after years of pressure from activists and fans, but it's taken the world of video games a while to catch up. Now, Epic has removed the offensive former logo of the team from a collection of Fortnite NFL skins, and it's offering refunds to players who purchased any of those skins.
I've been seeing reports that for whatever reason Epic Games is allowing people to refund the "Spike" NFL outfit without using a refund token.— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) October 13, 2020
Not quite sure what was changed on the outfit.
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Slight Update: This refers to all NFL skins, the reasoning appears to be due to the team "Redskins" renaming themselves to "Washington Football Team" due to the old name being "racially insensitive moniker"— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) October 13, 2020
Each NFL logo is a selectable "style" on the eight different cosmetic variants. The refund period will last until November 12. Last year, Epic refunded a pet named Gunner when fans pointed out how similar it was to an already-released dog pet, Bonesy.
Considering that the Washington Football Team announced the change back in July, this move seems a tad tardy, to say the least. EA removed the logo and moniker from Madden 21 through a post-release patch back in August. The Washington Football Team has yet to decide on an alternative name, despite the fact that the NFL season is well underway at this point.
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