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Floss emote removed from another game amid Fortnite dances copyright scandal

Published: 16/Jan/2019 13:55 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 10:37

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite’s ongoing legal saga surrounding in-game emotes and dances has begun affecting other games outside of the battle royale genre.

Epic Games are facing multiple suits from people who claim their work is being profited from and improperly used in the popular battle royale game without compensation or credit.

Former Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton and popularised the ‘Carlton’ dance is one of them. Others include rapper 2 Milly and the use of his ‘Milly Rock,’ Russell Horning, otherwise known as ‘the Backpack Kid’, who popularised the ‘Floss dance’ which was added in Season 2, as well as the ‘Orange Shirt Kid’ who became known for the Orange Justice emote.

Craig Sjodin / ABCThe Carlton dance is an iconic bit from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

While they are yet to be removed from Fortnite, some very similar emotes have begun exiting other titles.

Fans of Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 4 have noticed that the ‘Carlton’ dance and the ‘Floss’ have been removed from the game.

The emotes have been a part of the game since its release back in October of 2018 as a way to celebrate a win over friends. Other pop culture emotes, including one named ‘Hotline’ that is similar to Drake’s Hotline Bling dance, remain in-game.

Fortnite and Forza aren’t the only games to utilise these types of emotes and dances. Alfonso Ribeiro is also suing 2K Games over the use of the dance in the NBA 2K franchise.

It remains to be seen if any of the suits against Epic Games pay off in favor of those suing the now multi-billion dollar gaming company.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.