That Fortnite Poo Story Isn’t True, Says Epic Games

Last week we experienced the delight that was Gamescom 2018, but it was being reported that some people got a little too excited at the event… 

According to a report from German website, PlayNation.de, a player who was incredibly eager for his turn to play Fortnite sh*t into a bag which then accidentally got distributed around the players’ hall.  



As weird and hilarious as the story was, there’s no need to call the sanitation department, as a few people from Epic Games have tweeted to deny the poo allegations.

Retweeting a segment of the story, Epic’s Nick Chester wrote: “I can’t believe I need to tweet this, but this did not happen.” 

A guest at the Gamescom 2018 event also went on to explain just what happened at the Fortnite area, stating: “It is not true. 

“We got stink-bombed, and someone threw up apparently. 


“There was zero-poo [sic].” 

Well that’s good to hear. 

The rumour originally got traction after a user tweeted the following from the event: “Someone standing in line for Fortnite literally sh* in a bag and left it there. The source is in German, and I’m on mobile so I’ll translate it later. 

“Short version: people stepped in it, the hall started to stink so badly that a young kid had to vomit… 

“What the f*ck. 

“Edit: Quick and dirty bullet point translation: 

“- Suspect probably didn’t want to leave the waiting line. 

“- Probably to snag the exclusive spray that was given out there. 

“- Used a paper bag to shit in left it on the ground. 

“ – The line was so packed that people started stepping on it and spreading it throughout Hall 8. 

“ – People complained to the organisers of the Fortnite stand from the get go. 

“ – A young boy had to vomit. 

“- Service personell [sic] was so disgusted they refused to clean it up 

“ – In the end it seems a leading employee (not sure if Epic or from Koln Messe) started to clean up.” 

Seems pretty detailed for fake news…