Fortnite Battle Royale, the game of the moment around the world, has just been involved in a small but relevant scandal, but Epic Game had tackled it elegantly before it escalated. The reason? Apparently, a Nazi symbol popped up when four players tried building a structure in a Fortnite map using metallic plates.
One of the distinguishing features of these successful survival battles, in the Battle Royale style, is that they allow players to construct buildings, statues and a wide range of structures.
For this, users have to get virtual wood, metal and stone materials, with which they can assemble practically anything they can think of.
A Nazi symbol in Fortnite ignited a small online scandal
One player told on Reddit that he was unpleasantly surprised when he was working with metals.
He, along with other gamers, wanted to build a dance floor with metallic building blocks, and when they put the blocks together, they found that the union of the four plates formed a swastika cross, a symbol of antiquity but made famous during the Nazi regime, in Germany.
On YouTube, a player was able to recreate the swastika formation in the middle of the game.
Everything was just a coincidence, according to Epic Games, the publisher of Fortnite Battle Royale
Epic Games, the studio behind Fortnite, reacted quickly. First, a developer from the company thanked for the warning and said that “this was not intentional and will be dealt with immediately.”
Then, the company officially announced that they would remove the swastika in an upcoming update of the game, and showed how the metal pieces would look when they are once again reattached in the same way.
In other news, Fortnite Battle Royale is a real success on Nintendo Switch where it reached more than 2 million downloads in just a few days.