Two netizens - one DeviantArt user and a Twitter user, claimed the allegation of plagiarism against Epic Games was fake. Twitter user DingDong VG and Pyro-Zombie in DeviantArt exercised their detective skills and found evidence suggesting the accusation is baseless.\r\n\r\nIt can be recalled that an artist who identifies as Ruby Ramirez accused Epic Games of using her sketch.\r\n\r\nBased on the translated caption of the Facebook post, Ramirez said Fortnite \u201ctook out a skin.\u201d She said that Fortnite\u2019s Taro looked identical to her sketch and that she can no longer use.\r\n\r\nRamirez said she is being asked to copy the sketch before she could use it. Ramirez said that she did not do the sketch for Fortnite, adding that it is among the many she has.\r\n\r\nHer post was accompanied with a photo showing Taro and a character Ramirez referred to as her \u201cburrito.\u201d Looking at Ramirez\u2019s Facebook post, it shows that the images have a striking resemblance. They both look alike in terms of color scheme and features.\r\n\r\nHowever, Pyro-Zombie and DingDong VG found a different image uploaded on DeviantArt using Google cache. They said the image that looked similar to Taro only recently replaced the original drawing.\r\n\r\nThe character was uploaded to DeviantArt to with a timestamp showing it was over two months earlier. Taro\u2019s character, on the other hand, was released on November 24, 2018. It was released along with Nara skin.\r\n\r\nIn a blog post on Deviant Art, Pyro-Zombie said Ramirez is just \u201cmaking all this up.\u201d Pyro, who also identifies himself as an artist, said he is aware big companies \u201cscrew\u201d people sometimes. However, he said a small artist is not incapable of doing bad things.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, DingDong VG said Ramirez\u2019s image has changed the dates to 2019 after it got watermarked. But DingDong said it only muddied the \u201csubstantial evidence of when the image was originally posted.\r\n\r\nDingDong clarified that he does not care about Fortnite neither about \u201cbaseless arguments on Twitter.\u201d DingDong also hinted that people seem to just want to get \u201cmad at something\u201d without verifying the facts.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, Epic Games said they take the accusation seriously and are now probing its veracity. Epic Games forwarded a statement to Forbes.\r\n\r\nEpic Games popular battle royale have been accused of copying dance moves. But so far, it\u2019s not yet clear whether Ramirez made everything up or Epic Games is really guilty.\r\n\r\nSeveral reports are now questioning the validity of Ramirez\u2019s accusations. The original photos and even the Facebook post are not anymore accessible.