Fortnite's Latest Update: Say Goodbye to Confrontational Emotes

Players can choose not to see specific gestures that might seem aggressive. With this setting on, players will see others using these emotes in a still position, without the associated sounds.
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In the latest v.29.30 update on April 23rd, Fortnite introduces a groundbreaking feature: the "See Confrontational Emotes" setting. This option allows players to opt-out of viewing certain gestures that can sometimes come off as aggressive.

By enabling this setting, players will observe users performing these emotes in a static stance, minus the accompanying sound effects.

The adjustment applies to four specific emotes: Laugh It Up, Take the L, Whipcrack, and Make It Plantain. Accessible under "Social Privacy," the default setting restricts the display of these emotes to only friends within the player's party. However, users have the flexibility to modify this setting at any time, toggling visibility to either all players or none at all.

This move by Epic Games underscores their commitment to fostering a more inclusive and respectful gaming environment, where players have greater control over their interactions. It's a proactive step towards curbing potentially negative experiences while maintaining the fun and competitive spirit of Fortnite.

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Meanwhile, amidst the buzz of game updates and features, Fortnite fans received exciting news of singer-songwriter Billie Eilish's forthcoming debut in the Fortnite Festival experience. Set to take the stage on April 23rd, Eilish's inclusion promises another electrifying addition to Fortnite's ever-expanding universe.

It's clear that Epic Games remains committed to delivering innovative experiences while addressing community feedback and concerns. With each update, Fortnite solidifies its position not just as a game, but as a cultural phenomenon that captivates audiences worldwide.