Fortnite’s latest event, Rainbow Royale, is supposed to be a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. But elsewhere, developer Epic Games chose not to suspend a popular creator for more than a few hours after discovering a history of homophobia. While the influencer has been reinstated, the situation underlines what some see as a disparity between what the major corporation claims to care about and the actual actions it’ll take to uphold those beliefs.
Rainbow Royale introduces a bunch of free, rainbow-themed items to both the Battle Royale and Creative modes. Several tracks by LGBTQ+ musicians, including Lil Nas X and Big Freedia, have also been added to the in-game radio.