Fortnite Fan Thinks Epic Stole Their Idea for Grimbles Skin
A few days ago, the Fortnite Item Shop ran a new rare skin, dubbed Grimbles, which was seemingly inspired by the gnomes around the battle island. But one Fortnite fan disagrees, arguing that it was taken from a concept that they designed and posted about eight months ago.
It's worth mentioning that yg99's “Woodland Warriors” were inspired by gnomes already on the Battle Island, thus making the similarities inevitable. Moreover, most of the similarities are actually rather common traits of gnomes in general, as pointed out by user TeaTimeKoshi: “Not only is that a stereotypical gnome look, but the pointy hat and pointy beard were already established as the chosen look if a gnome skin were to come.”
All things considered, there's no definitive way to determine whether or not Epic Games took inspiration from this concept or not. On the one hand, Epic does a swell job of keeping an ear to the ground on the desires of its fan base, so it's not outside of the realm of possibility. On the other hand, it seems likely that Epic would have acknowledged and given the fan credit if so.