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Epic Games Make Big Improvements to Fortnite Emotes Adding Facial Expressions

Published: 15/Jun/2018 13:41 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:36

by Calum Patterson

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A member of the Epic Games development team has announced via Reddit that the they are making some improvements to the current ’emotes’ in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Emotes are very popular shop items in Fortnite, with new dance moves, boasts and funny actions for your character to perform in the main lobby, the spawn island and during matches.

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The emotes include popular dances such as the ‘Shoot’ dance, and ‘making it rain’, where your character will spray notes from their hands.

But as Epic Games continues to look for improvements where possible, they are now adding facial expressions to a number of popular emotes.

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As opposed to the previous blank stares that the characters held, they will now smile or grimace depending on the type of emote.

And Epic also said that all future emotes added to the game will have facial expressions too.

“We’re always working to improve those cosmetics you throw on before hopping into a match, and one way we have added to our emotes is through facial animations. A few of our current emotes have received a makeover featuring new expressions that were previously blank stares.”

The full list of emotes which now have facial expressions:

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  • True Love
  • Tidy
  • Breaking Point
  • Pure Salt
  • Kiss Kiss
  • Face Palm
  • Jubilation
  • Finger Guns
  • Disco Fever
  • Fresh
  • Take the L
  • Make it Rain
  • Hootenanny
  • Squat Kick
  • Step it Up
  • Flippin’ Sexy

An example of one of these expressions can be seen below, as the character sticks their tongue out on the ‘Freestylin’ emote.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.