June 21, 2021

Fortnite Gets A Timely Tribute To Black Panther


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Many of us are still reeling from the sad news of actor Chadwick Boseman’s passing last week at the age of 43. There’s been an online outpouring of tributes from fans and friends paying their respects to the star of Marvel’s Black Panther, and if you are a fan of Fortnite, you might notice a newly-installed statue in the game named Panther’s Prowl.

While it would be easy to assume that developer Epic Games are just jumping on the grief bandwagon, this is apparently not the case. The monument has been planned for some time, as confirmed to Kotaku by an Epic Games spokesperson:

As with the rest of the world, we were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman,” the spokesperson said. “The Black Panther monument arrived this morning as part of a previously-planned narrative for the new Chapter 2 – Season 4 season.

If you are interested in checking out the monument for yourself, it can be found to the left of Misty Meadows.


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