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Fortnite's Travis Scott Emote Removed In Wake Of Deadly Concert Tragedy

Eight people died on Friday night at Scott's Astroworld event in Texas.


The Travis Scott "Out West" dance emote in Fortnite has been removed from the battle royale game after the tragedy at the Astroworld event in Texas this weekend that left eight people dead. The emote features music from the song "Out West" and some dance moves.

A tweet from the Fortnite Status page confirms that the "Daily" section of the in-game item shop has been temporarily disabled, though it didn't mention Scott or the emote by name. The emote was apparently scheduled to be included in the daily shop to mark the end of Astroworld.

Astroworld is a music festival organized by Scott. On Friday, November 5, eight people died and hundreds more were injured amid the chaos of a crowd surge at the Houston, Texas event.

On social media, Fortnite fans are embracing the decision to remove the Travis Scott emote due to the real-world tragedy involving the rapper. Some are calling for the emote to be locked for those who already have it, according to Eurogamer. Scott played an in-game concert through Fortnite in 2020.

A spokesperson for Epic Games declined to comment when approached by GameSpot.

Astroworld's second day, November 6, was canceled due to the tragedy, and refunds were made available. According to Variety, Scott will not appear at the upcoming Day N Vegas Festival this weekend. Sources told the site that he is feeling "too distraught" to perform.

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