An artist publishing her work on DeviantArt has accused Epic Games of having stolen one of her designs for a Fortnite skin. The taro skin was released in November 2018 as part of the Storm Familiar set. Yesterday DeviantArtist Endercast / Elecast / Shaderway (Ruby Ramirez) posted on Facebook claimed that Epic had stolen her character design to create the Taro Skin. You can see her Facebook post below.
Stolen Fortnite Skin?
According to Google Translate reads her post;
help. Fortnite pulled out a skin that was almost identical to my burrito, and now I can not use it without getting the copy.
If you're an "intellectual" who wants to be better like a complete idiot from here, they're disgusting. Incidentally, I did not do it for Fortnite it's one character more than the thousands I have, do not tell me that bullshit.
Allegations were more commonly noted by a tweet by another artist using DeviantArt.
At the time of writing, Epic Games did not respond to the allegations, but we approached them for comment
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Ramirez has already published pictures of the same or a similar character in her accounts as early as 2017
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