Gangnam Style dance and emote finally available in Fortnite

Tanner Pierce

After some brand new leaks from reliable sources and a tease from the official Korean Fortnite Twitter account, a Gangnam Style emote is officially available in the popular battle royale game nearly 8 years after the original music video was uploaded to YouTube.

Popular dances and music video crossovers are nothing new for Fortnite. Both Doja Cat’s Say So and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage, for example, are emotes that float in and out of the in-game store from time to time.

Now, another incredibly famous song is coming to the game as a dance/emote – but this one seems like it’s around eight years too late.

After a slew of leaks from notable sources like ShiinaBR and HYPEX and an official tease from the Korean Fortnite account, the Gangnam Style dance emote is finally available for users to buy from the Item Shop.

Luckily, there are no major hoops players have to jump through in order to get it: Simply tab over to the Item Shop and purchase it for 500 V-Bucks. All things considered, it’s not a bad price, especially for a dance and song as iconic as this one.

While the original tease from the Korean Fortnite Twitter page didn’t have a release date associated with it, it was pretty much a forgone conclusion that it would be available in the Item Shop soon, as the multiple leakers found evidence for it a few hours before it went live.

As for the emote itself, it’s clearly based off of the iconic dance that artist PSY performs in the now infamous music video for the song, which has racked up nearly 4 billion views and currently stands as one of the most-viewed YouTube videos of all time.

The song, of course, also plays in the background, completing the iconic dance – although it would have been shocking if it didn’t have the original music to go with it.

At the end of the day, this is a hilarious addition to the game – and even though Gangnam Style is long past it’s time in the spotlight, it’s still a welcome addition. Here’s hoping it stays in the item shop for at least a few days.

About The Author

Tanner is a former Dexerto games writer, who covered new releases, the biggest trending games, and guides for the trickiest challenges. He has a soft spot for 2020 hit Fall Guys, and a big fan of classic games too.