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Epic Games respond to fears of copyright strikes during Fortnite x Marshmello event

Published: 1/Feb/2019 1:05 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 4:22

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite has quelled doubts from many content creators looking to participate in the game’s upcoming collaboration with Marshmello, by announcing a change of copyright practices made special for the event.

Epic Games tout a long line of amazing collaborations throughout their battle royale’s history, including an LTM revolving around Marvel properties, in-game integrations with Disney Movies, and now, a party with popular EDM artist ‘Marshmello.’

In a Tweet, Fortnite announced that it worked with the DJ’s team to ensure that streamers and content creators could participate without accruing a copyright strikes – as long as monetization for the content is switched off.

Playing popular music from a big label is typically grounds for some form of punishment if included in content without permission.

“We’ve worked with Marshmello’s team to ensure you won’t receive copyright strikes for posting the event,” the Fortnite team said. “This means you will not be able to monetize your video content, but you will be able to keep your content posted on your channel.”

The news is sure to come as a delight to many broadcasters who were on the fence about participating due to stringent rules around copyright.

Marshmello has been a big fixture in the Fortnite scene for quite some time, participating in tournaments and making appearances at many events.

Fortnite players and content creators alike can expect to drop in and participate in the special Marshmello concert event on February 2.

For everything you need to know about the upcoming Marshmello event , including the schedule, location, how to watch, and more, visit out our Fortnite x Marshmello concert info hub


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.