Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Suggests Travis Scott Could Return to 'Fortnite'

Sara Belcher - Author

Jul. 27 2023, Updated 5:51 p.m. ET

Travis Scott Fortnite Event
Source: Epic Games

When popular music artist Travis Scott did a collaboration with well-known battle royale game Fortnite, players rushed to attend the concert and collect the in-game skins. But since the concert in 2021, the artist has not returned to the game — though some recent comments from Epic Games's Tim Sweeney suggest that Travis may be coming back to Fortnite.

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Is Travis Scott coming back to 'Fortnite'?

Travis was one of the first popular artists to host an in-game concert in Fortnite, and if you haven't seen the full in-game concert, you can check it out below.

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Though the concert was a success, and the rapper's cosmetics became some of the most-wanted items in the game, they have yet to return to the shop. Some believed Travis's content may have been blacklisted following the disastrous Astroworld concert, though Tim Sweeney has confirmed otherwise.

A user on Twitter tweeted at the Epic Games founder and CEO, asking about the consistently absent cosmetics.

"Did you blacklist Travis Scott cosmetics?" the tweet reads. "He’s been cleared of all charges so why has he not come back to the game when the community wants him? He’s the most popular icon series skin and is the most sought out after skin in the game. Is he allowed?"

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Tim confirmed to players that Epic Games has no qualms with rereleasing Travis's items, though he's not entirely sure when they'll be available again.

"Travis Scott is welcome in Fortnite," he replied. I’m just not in the loop on item shop rotations so I don’t know what’s coming when, or what specific agreements with celebrities and brands affect the timing of those decisions."

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When is the Travis Scott skin coming back to 'Fortnite'?

If you're a big fan of Travis, then we've got some bad news for you: though Tim confirmed the rapper isn't blacklisted, Epic Games hasn't officially announced when he's going to return. Since the CEO has no knowledge of when the skin may return, it's impossible to say when you'll be able to purchase it again.

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That said, players have been lobbying the developers for years to bring the rapper's cosmetics back to the game, so with this confirmation, it may only be a matter of time before we see them again. Since his newest album, Utopia, is officially out, many are hoping to see yet another concert in-game, featuring some of the new songs.

Until there's official word from Travis and Epic Games, though, it's not likely you'll see the incredibly rare Fortnite skin return anytime soon, though it doesn't hurt to keep your fingers crossed.

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