New Fortnite emote concept would allow players to proximity chat in-game - Dexerto

New Fortnite emote concept would allow players to proximity chat in-game

Published: 8/Nov/2018 2:43 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 2:45

by Albert Petrosyan


A Reddit user has come up with a concept for Fortnite Battle Royale that would allow players to chat in-game.

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Currently, unlike other popular battle royale titles, Fortnite does not have a feature that allows players to proximity chat or talk to anyone in-game outside of their own team.

However, this new concept, created by user ‘CGGamer‘ would add an emote called ‘Megaphone’ to the game would temporarily transmit the player’s voice in-game to anyone that is within earshot.

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Essentially, once a player activates the emote, their in-game character will pull out a megaphone, and then anything the player says will be blared through it to anyone nearby.


Below is an image of how the emote would look like in-game, if it were to be added as an option. 

[ad name=”article3″]Reddit u/CGGamer

Many would likely discount the chances of something like this being added to Fortnite, especially since proximity chatting has never been seriously considered by Epic Games.

A large portion of the Fortnite player-base is children, and having an in-game chatting feature could put them at risk of hearing some obscene things.

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However, adding an emote could at least minimize some of those risks, especially since the emote would have a temporary effect and wouldn’t work as instantly as a push-to-talk feature.


Epic could also regulate the usage of the emote, such as how many times it can be activated, and hold a zero-tolerance stance against those who decide to use it irresponsibly.