Fortnite Introduces Gangnam Style Emote

Published 01/29/2021, 8:45 AM EST


Alongside an entertaining meta that comprises building, gunfights and strategy, Fortnite offers several exciting skins and emotes to its players. Over the years, there have been several collaborations that have helped Epic Games design these items. As a result, the Fortnite community has witnessed the arrival of Marvel and DC superheroes, pop stars, and many other popular names in the game.

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Back in 2012, South Korean singer PSY broke the internet with his hit single ‘Gangnam Style’. It not only put the Korean pop music industry on the world map but also popularized the Gangnam Style dance. With over 3 billion views, it is still one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. After almost a decade, Gangnam Style is now a part of Fortnite as a dance emote.

Take a look at the official tweet by Fortnite showcasing the emote.

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The Gangnam Style dance was certainly one of the most awaited emotes in Fortnite because the game already has a plethora of popular dances like Best Mates, Floss, and the Robot, among others. To say the least, PSY’s popular dance was long due on this list.

PSY joins the Fortnite Icon Series

The Fortnite Icon Series was an initiative by Epic Games to bring accomplished creators to its game and immortalize them with their own skins and exclusive items. This includes the likes of Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg. With his dance emote, PSY is the latest creator to be a part of this series.

The Gangnam Style emote is currently available in the Item Shop for 500 V-bucks.

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To make the Item Shop visit even better, the following items are accompanying the Gangnam Style emote:

  • Crystal outfit
  • Bronto outfit and Bronto Bag backbling
  • Pterodactyl glider
  • Bitemark harvesting tool
  • Oppressor outfit and Exo-Spine back bling
  • Plasmatic Edge harvesting tool
  • Angled Fire wrap
  • Volley Girl outfit and Used Racket back bling
  • Wild Card outfit and Cuff Case back bling
  • Ice Breaker harvesting tool
  • Infectious emote
  • Advanced Math emote
  • Raise the Roof emote
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Luckily, the Gangnam Style emote has lived up to the expectations, as it outright matches the actual music video. The community now looks forward to other pop stars like Travis Scott becoming a part of the Fortnite Icon Series.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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