As a part of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed Chapter Two, Season four replace, Epic Games has been including new options and landmarks to the sport’s map – and this week, a Black Panther statue was added to the sport, and players have now began using it to pay tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman.
Boseman tragically passed away aged 43 over the weekend after a secret battle with colon most cancers during the last 4 years, inflicting an outpouring of tributes and help for the actor. But as Kotaku reports, the timing of the addition was purely coincidental. A spokesperson for Epic stated “As with the rest of the world, we were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther monument arrived this morning as part of a previously-planned narrative for the new Chapter 2 – Season 4 season.”
As reported on social media and on places such as the Fortnite Reddit, players have been dropping weapons and saluting across the statue in recreation, paying their respects to the late actor.
Epic remains to be in the meantime embroiled with a authorized battle with Apple, with the previous terminating Epic’s developer accounts final week over their dispute over the corporate’s App Store insurance policies imposed on Epic.
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