Epic Games has removed police cars from Fortnite after its public show of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
As reported by Kotaku, several players have claimed the cop cars to be gone. Many players have taken to both Reddit and Twitter as they have realised the vehicles have been removed from the battle royale.
The general consensus is that Epic made the decision due to the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter campaign, which is advocating for equal rights following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality. To help those protesting to be heard, Epic delayed both The Device in-game event and Season 3 of Fortnite.
A sign of protest
"Probably related with the protests in America. I assume Epic doesn't want to start anything," said one Reddit user.
Meanwhile, other players believe the cars were removed to prevent users from shooting others from within the vehicles.
"Because later in the season people would be able to drive cars and if someone was shooting you from a police car (if they can do that) that's a bad thing, and it would cause all sorts of controversy," said a Reddit user.
However, several people have complained about the decision, as they insist that politics should stay out of games while others are concerned that the removal of cop cars will ruin some creative maps.