Epic Games CEO talks about Travis Scott in Fortnite | Is the skin coming back?

Epic Games CEO talks about Travis Scott in Fortnite Is the skin coming back - Featured

The Travis Scott skin in Fortnite, first introduced after the Astronomical in-game concert in Chapter 2 Season 2, has been absent from the game for the past few years. This absence and the tragic events of Scott’s November 2021 concert have led to speculation that Epic Games is intentionally distancing itself from the rapper. However, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has stirred the pot further, leading to Epic Games clarifying their stance on the matter. Will the popular Travis Scott skin make a comeback in Fortnite? Let’s dig into the details.

The History Between Fortnite and Travis Scott

In April 2020, Fortnite’s landscape was transformed by the “Astronomical” event, a virtual concert featuring Grammy-nominated artist Travis Scott. This event, which attracted a staggering 12.3 million concurrent players, showcased Scott’s music and introduced a unique Travis Scott skin to the game. 

  • The skin is a digital representation of Scott himself and was lauded for its design and features.
  • Unsurprisingly, it quickly became a fan favorite. However, in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy in November 2021, Epic Games decided to remove all Travis Scott-related items from the Fortnite store.
  • The exact date of this removal is unclear, but it marked a significant shift in the game’s relationship with the artist.

Tim Sweeney’s Statement

Recently, controversy arose when a person impersonating Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, claimed during a live stream that Travis Scott’s skin would never return to Fortnite. This misinformation spread rapidly among Fortnite players, prompting an official response from Epic Games.

On Twitter, Sweeney clarified, Travis Scott is welcome in Fortnite. I’m just not in the loop on item shop rotations…” 

Check out the full statement:

This statement, while not clearly confirming the skin’s return, leaves the possibility open. It also sparked theories and discussions among fans about the potential return of the Travis Scott skin. 

Fan Reactions and Speculations

The gaming community reacted quickly to Sweeney’s tweet. The responses from Fortnite players and Travis Scott fans were a mix of excitement and skepticism.

Some fans expressed joy at the possibility of the Travis Scott skin coming back to Fortnite, while others remained doubtful, citing the controversy surrounding the Astroworld incident. 

Speculations about potential collaborations with Scott’s upcoming album “Utopia” are rampant. To celebrate the release, some fans also predict exclusive in-game events or content available for a limited time.

Travis Scott’s Upcoming Album “Utopia” 

Travis Scott’s highly anticipated album “Utopia” is set to drop on July 28, 2023. The album follows the horrific incident at Scott’s Astroworld Festival and is projected to be one of the most anticipated album releases this year. Fans eagerly await the new sound Scott has promised, described as “psychedelic rock.” 



The potential return of the Travis Scott skin in Fortnite has stirred up the gaming community. With Tim Sweeney’s statement, fan speculations, and the upcoming “Utopia” release, the anticipation is undeniable. Stay tuned for official updates from Epic Games or Travis Scott in this exciting time for Fortnite.

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