[UPDATE 8:45 am 1/4/19] – Epic Games spokesperson has responded to our call for comment and said, “We take this seriously and we are currently reviewing it. ”
An artist who works on their work DeviantArt Epic Games about robbing one of her designs for her t Fortnite skin. The Taro skin was released in November 2018 as part of the Storm Familiars scenario.
Yesterday, DeviantArtist Endercast/Elecast/Siadway (Ruby Ramirez) on Facebook claiming that Epic had been designed to steal a character to create the Taro Skin. Below you can see her Facebook post.
Stolen Fortnite Skin?
According to Google Translate, her role will read;
Help. Fortnite he took out a skin almost the same as my burrito and now I can't use it without being asked to photocopy it.
If you are an “intellectual” and want to be like a whole complement from here, they are disgusting.
And I didn't do that at all FortniteI have one more character than my thousands, don't tell me that you have that bullying.
The allegations were made to a wider notice by a Tweet Tweet from another artist's use of DeviantArt.
At the time of writing, Epic Games did not respond to the complaints, but we have come out to them for comments.
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Over her accounts, Ramirez has posted similar images or character as early as 2017.
We'll keep you up to date as we learn more.