Fortnite just launchedits fourth season of content, and in addition to making some interesting changes to the map and introducing a new, low-gravity item to the game, developer Epic Games also added a surprise, fan-favorite emote to Battle Royale.
Epic recently held a contest called Boogie Down for Fortnite Battle Royale players to get their own personal dance moves added as emotes. While he was under the age limit for the contest and didn’t win the first place prize, which was to get his dance added as an emote to the game, an entrant known popularly as Orange Shirt Kid became something of a fan-adopted hero within the Fortnite community.
— Orange Shirt Kid (@Kid_Fortnite12) March 30, 2018
Fortunately, in a move that’s seemingly becoming the standard for Epic Games, the developer decided to listen to the people and has added the Orange Shirt Kid’s dance as an emote called “Orange Justice” with the season 4 update.
Players can either purchase the emote via the Season 4 Battle Pass or they can earn it for free in reaching tier 26 by completing in-game challenges. You can check out Orange Justice in action in the video below:
Fortnite is officially the most successful free-to-play console game of all time, raking in $223 million across all platforms in just March 2018, as well as having the highest rate of active monthly users. While some are contributing this success to high-profile players like Drake and a skin that referenced John Wick are the main contributors to this success, we’d venture a guess that Fortnite‘s direct engagement with the community has played a big part in the game’s success.
Meanwhile, other fans (like Chance the Rapper) have been asking for a Nintendo Switch version, and recent rumors suggest we might see an announcement about that at E3 2018. The Switch version would include Nintendo-themed exclusive items for Save the World, while Battle Royale would include cross-platform play.
Fortnite is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices.