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Fortnite leak reveals TikTok ‘Rollie’ emote coming to Season 4

Published: 19/Sep/2020 16:08 Updated: 19/Sep/2020 16:09

by Joe Craven

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A new Fortnite leak from well known data miner ‘Lucas7yoshi’ has uncovered another TikTok dance coming to Epic Games’ title as an emote in the ongoing Season 4. 

Fortnite has become well known for its incredible popular culture crossovers, regularly incorporating the largest aspects of movies, TV, and pop culture into its world.

While crossovers have previously focused on franchises like the Avengers or the heroes of Star Wars, we have also seen increasing numbers of TikTok dances make their way into Epic’s building battle royale.

The Beijing-based social media app has been the center of controversy as the US Government looks set to ban it, but its dance/choreography videos still influence millions of people across the world.

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The threat to TikTok’s US future hasn’t stopped Epic from including its dances in-game.

Leaker ‘Lucas7yoshi‘ is one of the most well known and reputable data miners in the Fortnite scene, regularly leaking skins, item shop collections and more before they are released in-game.

In a September 18 Reddit post, he shared the first look at a decrypted ‘Rollie’ emote, which takes clear inspiration from the TikTok dance of the same name. As has been the trend on TikTok, it is performed to ‘Rolex’, by Ayo & Teo.

It adds the colorful flare we are used to seeing from Fortnite, and will perfectly slot into the game’s fun, light-hearted vibes.

New “Rollie” Emote Decrypted Today. (Uncertain if in shop tonight) from r/FortniteLeaks

Unfortunately, Lucas wasn’t clear when the emote will drop in-game, but emotes are rarely added to game files a long time before their implementation.

It seems most likely, then, that we’ll see it added before the end of September at the very latest.

It’s certainly not as anticipated as some of the crossovers and skins we’ve seen added, but TikTok and Fortnite fans can look forward to its implementation.

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When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.