Fortnite Seasonal Battle Passes offer hundreds of cosmetic options for dedicated and long-term fans. While outfits take the top spot, Emotes deserve some love too. Here’s our thoughts on the best and worst emotes of Seasonal Fortnite.
Epic Games creates beautiful cosmetic artwork and has had unprecedented success with its Item Shop. Other games industry developers have attempted to replicate this rise to greatness, but no one does it better than Epic.
Emotes hold special place in our hearts as they allow us to communicate across enemy lines. While Fortnite does not include proximity chat, Emotes give us cheeky ways to let everybody know how we feel.
There are currently 35 Battle Pass emote available in Fortnite. We’ve taken them all and ranked them based on factors of animation quality, cheekiness, and amount of use.
Top 10 Seasonal Battle Pass Emotes
Disclaimer: Season 1 of Fortnite Battle Royale did not include a Battle Pass, hence the lack of Season 1 emotes.
10. Laid Back Shuffle – Season 9
Whereas many of the other dances are frantic, Laid Back Shuffle lets you chill while listening. The emote lives up to its name and the animation team’s handiwork created fluid movements which sync up perfectly with the jiggle. Its mellow rhythm makes for great background music and several community members have even created 10 hour loops of the track.
9. Flamenco – Season 6
Latin music brings a certain cheerful fire to any party and Flamenco nails that vibe. With vibrant melodies and fast pace, you’ll want to get on your feet in the middle of the game. We’re not much for dancing, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t feel the urge. Video credit: Twitch ashhh4k.
8. You’re Awesome – Season 5
You’re Awesome packs a double punch. You can obviously use it to congratulate your teammates, but it’s got better uses such simple gestures. In fact, we believe its goofy animations suggest a bit of backhanded compliment. The next time a friendly player pulls a potato play, give them a taste of this emote. They’ll know exactly what you mean.
7. Snoozefest – Season 8
Ever ran into one of those turtling players with 0 ping? Long, drawn out Solo fights can get stale and the Snoozefest emote lets your opponent know. While it may not get them out of their hole, at least they’ll feel the shame of putting you to sleep in an action game.
6. Calculated – Season 5
Alright, Calculated doesn’t have the flashiest visuals, but gives you serious bragging power. Pull off a sick quick edit outplay, pop this emote, and the crowd goes wild. Anyone can make plays on accident, but Calculated maneuvers are how legends are made.
5. Take the L – Season 3
Take the L deserves a Top 10 position for its ability to aggravate any player. Losing a game of battle royale is bad enough, but having someone rub salt in the wound makes it unbearable. Emotes like this remind us that proximity chat probably isn’t necessary after all.
4. Get Funky – Season 7
Fortnite, like any game, has its ups and downs. Epic’s emote game fell a bit short for several Battle Passes, but Season 7’s ‘Get Funky’ brought back some of that early fire. A viral tune, fluid animation work, and bouncy moves make it one of your favorites.
3. Floss – Season 2
Floss may not be the most complex or intricate emote, but it’s definitely Fortnite’s most iconic. As Fortnite was reaching its peak of fame, the Floss became the universal sign of an avid fan. Players performed the dance at sporting events, speeches, and every manner of public event.
2. Groove Jam – Season 4
To us, Groove Jam was the first Emote that made us want to dance along. The groovy tunes mixed in with the smooth animation work has a powerful effect on the mind. Jam’s music track is instantly recognizable with its upbeat style designed to turn a frown upside down.
1. Conga – Season 8
Conga, when it released, was the first ‘moving’ emote and we’ve never seen so much interaction from a cosmetic. To this day, if you enter a Playground lobby and start to Conga, half the lobby will join in without hesitation. Its popularity is also boosted by its infectious rhythm.
Seasonal Battle Pass Emotes – Ranks 11-25
11. Popcorn – Season 4
12. The Worm – Season 2
13. Hoop Master – Season 8
14. The Robot – Season 3
15. Best Mates – Season 3
16. Shimmer – Season 7
17. Sad Trombone – Season 9
18. Cluck Strut – Season 9
19. Nana Nana – Season 8
20. Orange Justice – Season 4
21. Running Man – Season 6
22. Respect – Season 4
23. Breakdown – Season 5
24. Sign Spinner – Season 9
25. Ride the Pony – Season 2
Ten Worst Seasonal Battle Pass Emotes
26. Hype – Season 4
Hype isn’t necessarily a ‘bad’ emote, but it lacks some of the uniqueness and panache as some of our favorite emotes. We generally enjoy almost any emote, but the nature of a ranked list doesn’t allow us to be so on-the-fence. Hype includes a short soundtrack that doesn’t inspire much out of us and the animation, while smooth, can’t be rated as anything special.
27. Gentlemen’s Dab – Season 5
We like dabs. They’re a rather funny meme movement which took over the Internet. The Gentlemen’s Dab is not a dab, however. It’s a bow. Of course, that’s what Epic intended, but the emote certainly fails to find its place among cosmetics like Groove Jam or Get Funky. We’d much rather have our real Dab emote than its Battle Pass cousin.
28. Yay! – Season 9
There’s only one reason for Yay! being so far down on our list. It’s not the animation work, it’s that ear-breaking screech. The first we heard Yay! played through our headset at full blast was the last time we wanted to hear the emote. Ok, maybe that’s a tad too harsh. Yay! does have value as a show of intense appreciation, but the decibels on the sound file could use a nerf.
29. It’s Go Time- Season 6
We know Fortnite’s a game veered towards a younger audience with its summer meta shifts and bright colors, but It’s Go Time might go too far. We feel like its the ‘pee joke’ from Epic Games when we’ve already graduated from 5th grade and moving onto middle school. Along with this, the emote doesn’t have an interesting musical track and fades into the background of pre-game lobby shenanigans.
30. Regal Wave – Season 6
Simple emotes requires delicate work to get right and Regal Wave actually does a decent job. It’s a generic, queenly wave without any special soundtrack. The animation team delivers a fine performance, but Regal Wave doesn’t stand a chance in this pool of cosmetics. We feel bad having to stick it down so low on our list, but it was never meant to be spectacular in the first place.
31. Swipe It – Season 5
Here’s a choice that we’re sure some will disagree. That’s fine by us. Our reasoning for Swipe It being the fifth worst emote centers on its animation and tunes. The music behind the emote repeats the beats quickly and often without any major variation throughout. Animation wise, the avatar simply bobs back and forth and swipes their hands. Don’t get us wrong, we’d never be able to pull this off in real life, but Fortnite dances should be a little more surreal.
32. Slitherin’ -Season 6
Gamers can sometimes be serious sticklers for originality. We try to mitigate that urge for criticism, but Slitherin’s similarity to the Wiggle emote cannot be overlooked. The movement fluidly transitions from frame to frame and delivers the same smooth movements as Wiggle. We can’t help, but believe that the animation used a significant amount of the earlier emote’s moveset.
33. Salute – Season 2
Epic Games likes to mix things up with Fortnite cosmetics. Yes, many of the emotes are inspired by real life dances, but Epic usually adds its own touch. To us, Salute is a missed opportunity. Other emotes offer methods of thanking a teammate for their service and overshadow Salute. Perhaps a soundtrack (patriotic overtones and marching band drums, anyone?) could have spiced up this bland item.
34. Hello Friend – Season 8
Ok, we’re in the final two of our list and they’re quite similar. Hello Friend integrates some of the aforementioned Epic flavor, but lacks pop. No soundtrack, a rapidly repeating animation, and only a low volume ‘Whoosh’ as audio isn’t very impressive. With that said, it’s an amusing way of greeting teammates who have returned from an expedition away from the squad.
35. Wave – Season 2
Season 2 was early days for Epic and Fortnite which meant tame emotes. Wave wasn’t a bad emote back in its release days, but we can’t seriously place it anywhere else nowadays. It’s a wave…that’s it. A positive point for Epic is the quality of the animation even in the starting days for the team’s massive expansion into cosmetics.
Do you agree with our rankings of the Battle Pass emotes? Which ones are your favorites? We’ve also got a ranking of the Battle Pass skins!
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When Fortnite Season 9 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends
Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.
Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.
Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.
But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!
Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.
When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?
Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow Fortnite Season 9 to start just in time for the annual Holiday event. However, a recent hotfix removed the v18.50 from the update schedule, so Fortnite Season 8 could end earlier than expected.
Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.
When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 will start on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Seasons start the day after the current season ends. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games to delay the start of Season 9 past December 6th.
Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. There will likely be some downtime between Season 8 and 9, and it could be as long as 13 hours like the end of Season 7.
Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?
As of right now, we don’t know. We likely won’t know anything about a live event until close to the end of Fortnite Season 8. However, we will keep this article updated with the latest information.
What Season is Fortnite on?
Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.
As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.
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We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 9 starts. For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.
Fabio Sparklemane’s horrifying Fortnite lore explained
Fabio Sparklemane from Fortnite Season 8 has some pretty horrifying lore. Here’s everything we know about the cursed unicorn man,
Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass features a fabulous unicorn named Fabio Sparklemane whose lore is pretty terrifying.
Fortnite is no stranger to interesting character concepts. Some characters are interesting because of their backstory, while others are just a sight to behold.
You have characters like Peely who are just a piece of sentient food. Or Fishstick and Doggo who are anthropomorphic animals. And you can forget Jellie or Ripley who are living piles of goo.
Fabio Sparklemane is the latest in Fortnite’s animal-turned-human line of skins. He’s a magical unicorn who doubles as the mascot for sugary cereal. However, Fabio Sparklemane’s lore is actually quite horrifying.
Fabio Sparklemane Lore Explained
Fabio’s exuberant appearance and personality are a facade. Underneath his rainbow exterior lies some horrifying lore. That’s because a cereal-based curse plagues Fabio Sparklemane.
The curse is made evident the first time players interact with the Fabio Sparklemane NPC. Fabio’s very first line of dialogue is “HIYA!! ANY IDEA HOW TO BREAK CEREAL-BASED CURSES???”
Players can learn even more about the official mascot of Unicorn Flakes by reading his bio. His bio reads “Fabio Sparklemane is cursed to roam the Island shooting cereal from his hooves until the sun turns to ash in the sky.”
Fabio Sparklemane’s Emote
Players can find even more evidence of Fabio’s curse by investigating his cosmetics. The built-in Flake Shakee emote makes Fabio eat cereal and do an Irish jig. However, the emote’s description reveals the sinister meaning behind the dance.
The Flake Shake emote description reads, “He’s actually in horrible agony.”
Fabio Sparklemane’s Sinister Theme Song
Players can also unlock the Flake That lobby track through the Season 8 Battle Pass. At first, the theme song sounds like any other breakfast cereal diddy. However, the lyrics and death metal switch up reveals even more about Fabio’s curse.
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Listeners will hear Fabio scream in agony while asking for help. “Flake That” also features dark lyrics such as “The hoof is a curse that must be obeyed. You never escape what the rainbow has made.” And it also references some sort of cereal-powered monster.
What is going on with Fabio Sparklemane
So, what does all of this mean? There are a lot of theories flying around the web. Some players believe that Fabio will somehow wake a monster that ends Season 8. Others believe the “curse” is just a marketing stunt.
What we believe is that Fabio Sparklemane is a man trapped inside a unicorn’s body. One of Fabio’s dialogue lines supports this theory. If a player talks to the NPC dressed as Fabio, he will say “OH NO!! THEY GOT YOU TOO?!?”
But what do you think of our theory? Do you think Fabio is a cursed horse-man hybrid who will wake a demonic creature, or do you have your own theory? Let us know by sending us a tweet to @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.
For more Fortnite, check out the fastest way to level up in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
Why Fortnite Sideways Anomalies are insanely overpowered
The new Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here is how players can use them to their advantage.
The new Sideways Anomalies introduced at the start of Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here’s why you need to be visiting these anomalies.
Fortnite Season 8 is off to a weird start. Where the past few seasons had themes that were easy to understand, Season 8 is a black swan.
With Cubed being the Season 8 title theme, a bunch of Kevin Cubes have popped up all over the map. Like in Chapter 1, these cubes roll around the map leaving destruction in their wake. But there’s even more to this season’s madness.
Epic Games also threw in the new Sideways biomes. These are zit-lit bubbles that appear on the map that are infested with dangerous creatures. However, the Sideways Anomalies are smaller biomes that are game-changing additions to Fortnite.
What are Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite?
There are two ways players can enter The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. The first and most popular is via The Sideways biome that appears on one of the POIs at the start of every match. These biomes do not disappear, and they are heavily populated by players and monsters.
However, The Sideways biomes are not as accessible or rewarding as the Sideways Anomalies. Sideways Anomalies appear as purple rift-like markers on the map, and there are three on the map at all times.
When approached, the rifts will expand and create a smaller Sideways biome. Cube Monsters will begin to spawn, and players will be able to spend a small amount of time inside the anomaly before it closes. Once the Sideways Anomaly closes, another one will appear on the map.
Why Sideways Anomalies overpowered
Aside from the larger Sideways biome, players tend to ignore the Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. However, players should visit every Sideways Anomaly they can. Here’s a list of reasons players should visit the Sideways Anomalies.
- Siphon health from Cube Monster eliminations
- Easily get max ammo from Cube Monsters
- Easy way to get Mythic Sideways Weapons
Every time a player kills a Cube Monster, they will gain health and shield. And since the Cube Monsters are easy to kill, players can get full health and shield super quickly. As well, Cube Monsters drop a lot of ammo when eliminated.
Players can also get overpowered Mythic Sideways weapons after visiting 1 or 2 Sideways Anomalies. But what makes these so overpowered is the small number of players that visit them.
Yes, you can get all of these benefits from the large Sideways biomes, but it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter an opponent at Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. Having a biome all to yourself takes the edge off of getting geared up.
Are you a fan of the new Sideways biomes, and have you tried the Sideways Weapons yet? Let us know your thoughts on our FortniteINTEL Twitter page.
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