Fortnite and TikTok Running Contest That Could See You as an Emote

January 20, 2020

Epic Games has got another crossover event on the horizon, this time their hugely popular Battle Royale title Fortnite will be crossing over with the culture sensation app, TikTok. The crossover is a contest that offers fans a chance at becoming an actual emote in Fortnite.

The Emote Royale Contest is currently taking place on the TikTok app. Those taking part have to upload a video of themselves with the hashtag #EmoteRoyaleContest performing an original dance no longer than 15 seconds in length. They must also use the Sponsor-provided Fortnite emote music which can either be directly added to a clip in the TikTok app or downloaded from here.

The mention of dances having to be original stems from back in 2018 where Epic Games found themselves with threats of being sued after using the “Swipe It” emote, and the “Fresh” emote in the game. Emotes are what a player can use to animate their character, such as dancing or performing something as simple as throwing up the peace sign.

The contest is open until January 24, winners will find their dance being animated into an emote for use in Fortnite. They’ll also win 25,000 V-Bucks to spend in the game and a Fortnite VIP giveaway package which includes:

  • NEFF hoodie
  • Sprayground crossbody bag
  • UNIQLO hoodie
  • Jazwares Battle Bus Drone
  • Jazwares Glider Drone
  • Funko Collectible
  • Bitty Boomer wireless speaker
  • Trends custom lithograph poster
  • Dark Fire Xbox Bundle
  • Dark Fire PS4 Bundle
  • Jenga: Fortnite Edition

Fortnite Community Creators, Jordan Fisher and, Pokimane have previously seen their dance performances turned into emotes, which you can find below.

@jordan_fisherDropping into Emote Royale with my new emote! Enter the contest and you could get your own emote too. #EmoteRoyaleContest fortnite♬ original sound – jordan_fisher
@pokii can’t believe i’m saying this but i have my own Fortnite Emote! 🤯🥳 you can get one too by entering a dance with #EmoteRoyalecontest #EpicPartner♬ original sound – poki

TikTok has boomed in popularity, with teenagers and adults alike creating dance compilations, comedy skits, and more. In 2018 it was revealed that the app had 500 million active users.

The full list of terms and conditions for the contest can be found hereFortnite is available for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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