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Disambig-iconFor the article on the the small icons the player can use in game of the same name, please see Emoticons

Emotes are cosmetic items available in Fortnite. They enable the player to perform a short action, which involves the player character moving to act it out. Emotes were first introduced in Save The World, but massively expanded upon with the release of Battle Royale.

They can be used in Battle Royale, Fortnite Festival and some of them are available in LEGO Fortnite.


Emotes are short actions which are performed by the player character. Emotes involve the player character acting out one of several actions, such as a Dance, an Emotion, a Greeting or other movements. Emotes offer no in game advantage, and often disadvantage players with limited movement capabilities. Emotes can be purchased in the Item Shop using V-Bucks, unlocked in the Battle Pass or obtained via various in game and outside of the game promotions.

Emotes are categorised into several types:

  • Standard: The player character will perform an action and be unable to move very far without said action ending.
  • Traversal: The player will be able to move slowly forwards whilst performing the action.
  • Built-In: The emote is exclusive to an outfit or vehicle, this emote can be of any type (Traversal, Standard etc.)
  • Synced: Two or more players can take part in the emote at the same time, sometimes performing a unique function by doing so.


Battle Pass Emotes
Battle Pass Tiers - Season Progression Fortnite

Planetary Vibe - Emote - Fortnite

Battle Pass Emotes are exclusive to users who purchased the Battle Pass.

Item Shop Emotes
Pile of V-Bucks - Icon - Fortnite

Breakin - Emote - Fortnite

Item Shop Emotes can only be exclusively purchased using V-Bucks.

Promotional Emotes

Boogie Down - Emote - Fortnite

Promotional Emotes are exclusive to the gaming platform that your account associates to. Platforms such as Samsung, Twitch, OnePlus have exclusive Emotes if you buy their products.

Unreleased Emotes
Black Hole - Back Bling - Fortnite

Storm Salutation - Emote - Fortnite

Unreleased Emotes are Emotes that are currently not available to the public of Fortnite. However, it is believed that these are leaked or found in the Fortnite files.

Built-In Emotes

Power Roar - Emote - Fortnite

Built-In Emotes can only be exclusively used when a certain outfit is equipped.


Save the World[]


  • Update v1.6: The Launch of Battle Royale enables players to use the Dance Moves emote.

Season 2[]

  • Update v1.11: Players can now obtain other emotes. They are unlocked via the Battle Pass.

Season 6[]

Season 8[]

  • Update v8.00: Introduced Traversal Emotes. They are unlocked via the Battle Pass.

Season X[]

Chapter 2: Season 1[]


  • The Boogie Bomb uses a unique emote for forcing the player to dance. It is not obtainable in any other way.
  • Emotes from Season 1 up to Season 4 did not have any facial expressions ( however some were updated to have facial expressions )
  • Having 3 built-in emotes available at once removes them all from the Locker Emotes wheel and puts them in a "Bonus" wheel, showing all built-in emotes you have equipped, and the maximum goes up to 4 with the B.R.U.T.E.
  • Before the Pre-Season, emotes can be used by doing commands such as /ridethepony (Ride The Pony) and /dance (Dance Moves) in the chat box in Save the World