Fortnite Removes Police Cars

Police cars have been removed from Epic’s hugely popular battle royale game Fortnite, players have noticed following the release of the Chapter 2, Season 3 update.

A source connected to the game told The Wall Street Journal that the removal of the cop cars was in response to the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minnesota. However, the source said Epic Games was not trying to make a “political statement” but was instead attempting to be “sensitive about the issues” going on the world today.

Earlier this year, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney spoke about politics in gaming. “If a game tackles politics (or: weighty social issues), it should come from the heart of designers through the game, and not from marketing departments seeking to profit from division,” he said.

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