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New DaBaby tie-in discovered in Fortnite update, Epic declines to comment on it

Epic Video games solely launched the v17.30 replace for Fortnite early Tuesday morning, however information miners have apparently discovered a brand new file inside it: audio for an emote primarily based on the Migos song “AM to PM” that features DaBaby, a rapper who has obtained widespread criticism for homophobic feedback towards individuals with HIV and AIDS he made last week. A file being discovered in the sport doesn’t assure that it can be accessible for gamers, however it could be a trace about content material Epic has been working on.

DaBaby has confronted criticism since not less than the Rolling Loud music competition on July twenty fifth, the place he said:

He later leaned in on his Instagram Tales, according to Yahoo News:

Since then, DaBaby has been dropped from a number of festivals, together with last weekend’s Lollapalooza and the upcoming Austin City Limits, Music Midtown, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Governors Ball, and Day N Vegas. On Instagram, he posted an apology for the “hurtful and triggering feedback I made.”

The potential emote discovered by information miners in the 17.30 information wouldn’t be the primary that includes music from DaBaby in Fortnite, as Epic has put two emotes primarily based on his music “BOP on Broadway” and one based on “ROCKSTAR” on the market in the Fortnite merchandise store in the previous. However when requested about its plans for releasing the emote discovered in the 17.30 information and whether or not it plans to proceed to promote the emotes which have already been accessible, Epic declined to comment.

Epic controls what gadgets present up in the Fortnite merchandise store, so it has the ability to decide if emotes with DaBaby can be offered in the longer term. However in declining to comment, Epic is leaving open the chance that it might provide the emotes in some unspecified time in the future.

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