Fortnite is getting a new emote, in the form of the dance from 2012’s overwhelmingly popular ‘Gangnam Style’, by Korean artist Psy.
The emote was teased via Fortnite Korea’s Twitter account which posted the video on January 28. The North American account retweeted the video shortly after.
오 오 오 오….. 커밍쑨.. pic.twitter.com/mcQ7wxE8Uh
— Fortnite KR (@FortniteKOR) January 28, 2021
The video has no music, presumably for copyright reasons, but the iconic dance is instantly recognisable despite this.
The emote has since been added to the store as an Icon Series emote and costs 500 Vbucks to purchase. As it’s a traversal emote, you can use it to move around, fitting to the dance form the original music video.
Add a little Gangnam Style to your life.
Dance on over to the Item Shop and grab the Emote now! pic.twitter.com/uao10oQmgF
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 29, 2021
‘Gangnam Style’ was released back in 2012, and it’s taken its time to come to Fortnite. The Youtube video for music video was the most popular music video on the platfrom for five years running.
Fortnite is home to lots of famous dances, and has been the source of some controversy in the past as dance creators have claimed that the game has used their dances with without permission.
In 2019, Alfonso Ribeiro took out a lawsuit against Epic for using his famous dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, before eventually dropping it.
Fortnite has also got Terminator 2 themed skins in a recent update. Sarah Connor and T-800 are the latest hunters to join the popular battle royal game, following the launch of the Predator, another Arnold Schwarzenegger-related character, earlier this week.