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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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try
Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.
Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.
Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.
We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.
Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.
Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943
Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.
Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888
Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.
Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739
Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.
Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806
Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.
50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710
50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.
Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!
Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite
Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!
Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.
Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!
Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite
Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.
Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.
The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.
The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:
- Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
- Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
- Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
- If all Props are not found, the Props win.
Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).
Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.
Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021
|Island Name||Island Code||Creator|
|Prop Hunt: Modern Mall||1679-1165-5282||Regirom|
|Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe||8851-5874-9250||Regirom|
|Lazer Tag Prop Hunt||4313-9914-2759||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition||9565-6442-7019||Shride|
|Mall Prop Hunt!||7666-6510-5877||Gamerzhits|
|Prop Hunt Infinite||7263-1478-7522||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: The Simpsons||3913-1259-2687||Marablind|
|Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt||1534-1221-2242||SHAVERMAN46|
|Stranger Things Prop Hunt||7011-8363-9120||Mr_glaisternator|
|The Office Prop Hunt||3006-8634-9197||Mr_glaisternator|
|Prop Hunt With Abilities||9249-3264-0093||TeamUnite|
|Prophunt: Esports Villa||5097-8380-0119||H4llover4ter|
|Silhouette Prop Hunt||5176-4146-5073||ChannelFN|
|Swimming Pool Prop Hunt||3487-1374-0131||Fortniteart|
|Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt||6180-5637-0525||Shinohara|
Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)
Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.
Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.
UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.
Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.
While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.
However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.
Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.
Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.
The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.
In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.
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