How to thank the Bus Driver in Fortnite on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC & Mobile

Daniel Megarry
The Battle Bus in Fortnite

Before embarking on your journey into Fortnite, it’s crucial to express gratitude to the bus driver. Here’s a guide on how to do just that on various platforms, including Mobile, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Thanking the Bus Driver has long been a part of Fortnite since the game was first released by Epic Games back in 2018.

Despite the in-game feature having no impact on matches, players have used it for years as a fun easter egg to pass the time as they wait to drop out of the Battle Bus.

However, completing daily or weekly quests in Fortnite has proved useful, which may require players to “Thank the Bus Driver.” In doing so, players can earn XP or a free reward by completing the simple action for the required amount of times stated within the quests screen.

It is, therefore, useful to know exactly how to action the command by knowing exactly what button or key to press depending on if you are using PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, or Mobile.

Here is everything you need to know for each platform to show your virtual appreciation to the driver and rack up that XP.

Fortnite players thanking the bus driver in Fortnite
Thanking the bus driver is a classic Fortnite easter egg that not everyone knows about.

How do you thank the Bus Driver in Fortnite?

To thank the Bus Driver in Fortnite, you need to be inside the Battle Bus at the start of a match, then press the button that you usually emote with on your controller or keyboard.

You’ll know if you’ve been successful because a message will pop up in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen saying ‘[your username] has thanked the bus driver’ in orange text.

Here’s how to thank the Bus Driver in Fortnite on every platform:

Console/Platform ‘Thank the Bus Driver’ Command
PS4 Press ‘down’ on the d-pad
PS5 Press ‘down’ on the d-pad
Xbox One Press ‘down’ on the d-pad
Xbox One X|S Press ‘down’ on the d-pad
Nintendo Switch Press ‘down’ on the d-pad
PC Press ‘B’ on the keyboard
Mobile or Tablet Press the ’emote’ button on screen

The commands or buttons above are based on Fortnite’s original control settings. If you’ve remapped the emote command to a different button, you’ll need to press that instead.

What does ‘thanking the Bus Driver’ do in Fortnite?

Thanking the Bus Driver in Fortnite doesn’t give you any perks or change anything in the game. It’s simply a fun little feature for players to discover – and a way to show their virtual appreciation.

Having said that, some seasons feature challenges that involve thanking the Bus Driver. For these, you’ll need to follow the right command in the table above and earn yourself some XP!

So, there you have it, now you know how to thank the Bus Driver. We’ve also got plenty of tips and tricks available to help you out, so make sure to check out our guide content:

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