Travis Scott’s Fortnite skin, one of the game’s rarest cosmetic items, was pulled due to controversy. However, as the rapper’s new album, Utopia, approaches, fans are clamoring for the skin’s return to the game.
Here’s what we know so far about the potential comeback of this Fortnite cosmetic.
Fortnite’s Pop Culture Collaborations
Fortnite, the popular Battle Royale game, has made significant inroads in the gaming industry by incorporating a wide array of pop culture icons and collaborations. One such collaboration involved world-renowned producer and rapper Travis Scott.
The highlight of their partnership was the “Astronomical” live event, an in-game concert held by Travis Scott from April 23-25, 2020. During the event, players could also purchase the Travis Scott outfit in the Fortnite Item Shop.
However, due to controversies surrounding the musician and a tragic event at one of his concerts, Epic Games decided to vault the skin. As a result, the skin hasn’t been available in the Fortnite Item Shop since, and fans are now calling for Travis’s skin to return in conjunction with his new album, Utopia.
Speculations and Fan Reactions
There are several speculations on Twitter hinting towards the return of the skin. Players have been tweeting about the potential return of the Travis Scott cosmetic set to the Fortnite Item Shop. Despite these rumors, neither party has officially confirmed the skin’s return to the game.
However, fans are hopeful that it will return before the release of his new album, Utopia. The musician announced the album’s release date, which is now set for July 28, 2023, on his official Twitter account.
Fans’ reactions to the potential return of the skin are mixed. One fan who missed out on the skin when it first came out said, “Let’s go I could finally buy Travis Scott, but I already have Astro Jack”. Another fan, skeptical of the rumors, replied, “The whole community is overdosing on Travis Scott cope. It’s not coming back”.
While fans are eager for the return of Travis Scott’s skin, it’s important to take these rumors with a grain of salt.
If the rumors turn out to be true, the next major Fortnite update on July 25 could add Travis Scott’s skin game files to the Item Shop. However, players should manage their expectations until an official announcement is made.
This sentiment is the same for those waiting for the Barbie and Oppenheimer DLC. For a sneak peek at what it would look like, here’s the Barbenheimer mod made by a fan in Fortnite.