For 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.
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
- 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.)
- Two Player: Two players can take part in the emote at the same time, sometimes performing an unique function by doing so.
- Update v1.6: The Launch of Battle Royale enables players to use the Dance Moves emote.
- Update v1.11: Players can now obtain other emotes. They are unlocked via the Battle Pass.
- Update v6.00: Introduced Built In Emotes.
- Update v8.00: Introduced Traversal Emotes. They are unlocked via the Battle Pass.
- Update v11.00: Introduced the first two-player emote (High Five). It is unlocked via the Battle Pass.
- The Boogie Bomb uses a unique emote for forcing the player to dance. It is not obtainable in any other way.
- Emotes from chapter 1: Season 1 up to chapter 1; 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.