Collect your Fortnite squad for some communal singing with this new TikTok-inspired sea shanty emote.
Fortnite has launched a brand new sea shanty emote that is a spin on a viral TikTok track that blew up earlier this yr. It is known as “Shanty for a Squad” and it is out there within the in-game merchandise store.
Creator Epic Video games shared the emote on Twitter with a video displaying a number of avatars stomping round, pounding on drums, and singing their hearts out about taking part in collectively. The “Shanty for a Squad” emote is priced at 500 V-Bucks and was promoted by the TikToker Nathan Evans, who first began the viral sea shanty craze on the short-form social platform.
🎶In the future, when the squaddin’ is finished,
We’ll take our dub and go 🎶
Collect around the Merchandise Store and seize the Shanty for a Squad Emote impressed by @NathanEvanss and #shantyTok! pic.twitter.com/9UCAh531cw
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 4, 2021
Evans was additionally the inspiration behind the “Shanty for a Squad” emote. In late December 2020, Evans uploaded an original song titled “Wellerman.” It is about sailors longing to get off a ship, ready for the “Wellerman” with “sugar and tea and rum” to allow them to “take their go away and go.” The track garnered hundreds of thousands of views and tons of of renditions, with users adding their own take to Evans’ creation. Some added bass vocals, whereas others performed devices.
The track has seemingly made Evans, who was previously a mailman, an in a single day sensation. He was profiled by Rolling Stone, is now represented by the United Talent Agency, and even signed a record deal with Universal’s Polydor Records, all off the again of his sea shanties.
In different Fortnite information, Season 6 looks like it’s about to begin. The present battle go ends on March 15, so Season 6 might begin on March 16. It is unclear what the brand new season of content material will embody, nevertheless it seems as if the Zero Level will play a job in Season 5’s ending occasion as soon as once more.