A Fortnite Emote based off the streamer Imane Anys (Pokimane) was added to the game this weekend. It is inspired by her dance that blew up on the video-sharing app TikTok.
Tyler Blevins (Ninja) also received a fair amount of attention the previous week. He got the honor of not only an Emote, but also a Fortnite skin with katanas, fashioned after himself. But wait, it does not end here. The developers are planning to release more and more streamer items, emotes, and skins soon for the game’s Icon Series.
However, unlike Ninja’s yellow and blue themed goodies, all you get is an emote. There is not a Pokimane Skin. It is not yet known if other creators will be honored with an entire Skin. Maybe, Epic wants to reserve this tribute exclusively for Ninja.
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 18, 2020
Fortnite’s Emote Royal Contest
Poki’s emote is a part of Fortnite’s Emote Royale content promotion. It is the same as the Boogie Down of 2018, back when the Orange Justice Emote came to life. In this contest, players submit an Emote on the app TikTok. It allows their dance to come to fruition in the game.
When Will The Pokimane Emote Be Available in the Game
You can now show off the dance in the game. It became available on 19th January this year at 12 AM GMT/7 PM ET/4 PM PT.
The Emote Royale content began on 18th January 2020. It was open until the 24th.
How to Buy the Pokimane Emote
You can buy the Pokimane Emote from the item shop. It is available for 500 V-Bucks. Whether you are a massive fan of Imane or just a Fortnite emote collector, now is your chance to purchase the dance. It is available for a limited time. However, it may come back sometime later. But Epic has not yet confirmed a specific time for when it may return.
The Emote Is Making Fortnite Skins Look Fat
Before you get excited, there is one crucial thing you need to know. There seems to be one problem with the emote. Fortnite Skins seem to be glitching while using this emote.
In some instances, the emote is causing the skins to warp and stretch. A lot of Reddit users have highlighted this problem.
The skins are very stick-like when it comes to regular figures. However, while performing Pokimane’s dance, they become positively barrel-chested.
The weird reaction caused by the emote definitely will not affect the gameplay in any way. But some players might find it a tad annoying. Keeping in mind, players have purchased this emote. And they might be using it with a Skin they bought too. So it makes sense for the players to want their Skin to look like they were initially supposed to.
Personally, we prefer our Kylo Ren skin a bit thicker and chonky. It is all cool as long as he does not become a larger (and thus, easier) target for the enemies to attack.
As for how Epic is planning to tackle this issue, chances are it will probably be taken care of by the time you find this article.
Pokimane’s dance is not the only cosmetic addition that has had an unusual and weird effect on the pre-existing mechanics of the game. For instance, when the capes feature was first introduced, their mechanics did not integrate well with the game at all.
All of that aside, are you planning to buy the Pokimane emote for yourself?