Here’s what occurred when Fortnite released its new Erisa skin, with one of the versions may be resembling Venti from Genshin Impact.
Who is Erisa in Fortnite or Genshin Impact?
Erisa is a fresh new skin in Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 3. Erisa is not a member of the Genshin Impact cast.
However, some have speculated that one of the Erisa skin’s sub-variants, the Silvan Style, was influenced by Venta, a famous character in Genshin Impact who is the Anemo Archon.
Is the Erisa Silvan Style skin in Fortnite inspired by Genshin Impact and Venti?
For various reasons, it’s exceedingly improbable that Erisa was directly influenced by Genshin Impact.
Since its debut on September 28, 2020, Genshin Impact has been one of the most popular and played anime-styled games thanks to its large marketing push, particularly in North America.
With Genshin Impact, many members of the Genshin Impact English community found anime-styled games and gacha games. As a result, they are ignorant that Genshin Impact was influenced by a wide range of classics and preconceptions.
Genshin Impact is a gacha game, so keep that in mind. Every character has a stereotyped design and demeanor, as well as a seiyuu (Japanese voice actresses and actors) who has been typecast for the role.
Gacha games make money by having players attempt to win characters in a lottery, known as gacha banners. As a result, the great majority of gacha games’ characters are based on well-known personalities and clichés.
Is Erisa a Venti Ripoff?
To put it another way, Genshin Impact did not “create” character types like Venti’s or any other, but rather drew inspiration from previous anime and clichés.
The Erisa Silva Style skin was merely influenced by the same clichés, most notably the popular depiction of woodland elves.
That’s why they have a similar appearance and use the same colour palette. In Genshin Impact, the Erisa Silva Style skin does not plagiarise Venti.
Check out our other Fortnite coverage, including all of the skins that come with Chapter 3 Season 2. Genshin Impact is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android, with a Nintendo Switch version in the works.