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.

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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.

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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