Epic recently removed a fan-made creation from Fortnite's The Block due to the fact that it contained what appears to be the aftermath of a suicide scene.
Anyone who plays Fortnite will know that Epic, the game's developers, are pretty concerned with the opinions of its players. Epic likes to include its millions of fans in the evolution and progress of the incredibly popular game. During the latter half of 2018, it did exactly that in a more literal way than ever before by adding The Block to Fortnite Island.
The Block is an area on the map where fan-made creations pop up. Players can make their own areas using Fortnite's Creative Mode. The creations that are dubbed the best by Epic will then be featured in The Block. It's a pretty cool idea and one that has seen some unique buildings and places come to the island. However, there was always going to be a point when The Block caused a little controversy.
Honestly, it took longer than we expected. The Block was recently occupied by a mansion created by FuryLeaks. The controversy surrounding FuryLeaks' creation began when players realized that one of the rooms inside the mansion depicted the scene of a suicide. As you can see from the screenshot, courtesy of Polygon, there is a rope hanging from the ceiling of the room with a chair on its side beneath it.
As if that evidence wasn't telling enough, before the map was added to The Block, FuryLeaks gave a tour of it via social media. In that tour, the rope actually had a person hanging from it. Presumably upon realizing that the creation contained a scene that seems to depict such a sensitive topic, Epic replaced it with the creation that stood there before it. It's the first time since the inception of The Block that a creation has been featured twice.
FuryLeaks' responses to the removal of his creation have been mixed. When asked by Polygon if the scene did depict what it seemed to, he claimed that it was a misunderstanding. "The chair was supposed to hang on the rope, but it fell down," he claimed. However, in some pretty transparent subtweets aimed towards Epic, FuryLeaks wrote "a game where you can kill people. But we also hate it when you kill people."