09 July 2020

Fortnite introduces new in-game anti-racism and harassment message

Epic Games has introduced a new in-game anti-racism and harassment feature on Fortnite. 

The message will appear when the game loads the popular online multiplayer Battle Royale mode.

It will say: “If you encounter racism or hate in Fortnite towards yourself or others, open the Menu, go to ‘Reporting/Feedback’, then send a player report with ‘Harassment: Using Inappropriate Language’ as the reason.”

There will also be a button on the splash image page that will invite players to a site where they can make a complaint about other players who may have participated in any hateful activity. 

It comes after Fortnite held an in-game event last week to help raise awareness on racism as part of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign.

We The People featured Elaine Welteroth, Jemele Hill, Killer Mike, Lil Baby and host Van Jones.

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