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‘Fortnite’ Season 6 patch removes breast animation for Calamity outfit



Calamity Jiggle
Fortnite’s cowgirl outfit,
Calamity, is getting the wrong kind of


  • After “Fortnite” Season 6 rolled out Thursday, players
    noticed that Calamity — a new “Fortnite” outfit — featured
    sexualized breast animations.
  • The game’s developer, Epic Games, said the animation was
    unintended and pushed out a patch to correct it in less than 24
  • “Fortnite” is a free game with a massive audience of young
    players. Epic likely wants to avoid upsetting parents with sexual

Just a day after launching the Season 6 update
for “Fortnite,” Epic Games has rolled out a patch to correct a
sexualized animation. 

Shortly after the release of the Season 6 update, players noticed
that one of the game’s new legendary costumes, Calamity, had an
animation that would make her breasts bounce suggestively:

The Calamity outfit has multiple iterations with different
clothing, but only the base tank top outfit displays the
animation. The dancing animation can be done on command, making
it a ripe target for trolling players.

In a statement to The Verge, an
Epic Games spokesperson called the animation

“This is unintended, embarrassing, and it was careless for
us to let this ship. We are working now to fix this as soon as
possible,” the statement said.

Toeing the family-friendly line

Video game developers have received waves of criticism for
unrealistic portrayals of women’s bodies, which range from
impossible anatomy to outright disrespectful clothing choices.
While some companies have chosen to focus on more positive
representations of women, others have historically chosen to lean
on the gross sex appeal.

“Street Fighter V,” for example, came under fire when a glitch
caused female characters’ breasts to move before each match:

As a free game that makes most of its money from selling cosmetic
changes, “Fortnite” has a vested interest in making character
models appealing to players.

However, “Fortnite” also has a huge audience of young players,
and could risk alienating families by including sexual content.
So far, the game has successfully toed the family-friendly line
by injecting large doses humor alongside the gun-wielding

With today’s patch, the animation has been wiped from the game.
But Epic will need to start keeping better track of the content
that rolls out the door.

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