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Epic is removing ‘embarrassing’ breast animations from Fortnite

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‘It was careless for us to let this ship.’

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Early this morning Epic Games launched the much-anticipated sixth season of Fortnite, which added a number of features to the game — but not all of them were welcome.

As first noted by Fortnite streamer “Agony,” the update featured elaborate breast animations for the new “Calamity” avatar. It appears that the animations only show up when the avatar emotes in its default skin. In a statement to The Verge, an Epic spokesperson said that “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.”

It’s unclear how an “embarrassing” addition like this made it through the QA process at Epic, but at the very least the developer seems to be acting quickly to remove the animations. On Twitter, Epic said that it had temporarily “disabled elements of our animation system,” presumably while it implements a fix.

Season six of Fortnite went live at 4AM ET this morning, and made some big changes to the game, adding a floating island, the ability to turn invisible, and adorable new pets to collect.