Epic Games takes a different route with its Fortnite emotes by crediting the original creator of the moves.
Epic Games has faced a few legal actions against them after being slammed with copyright infringement accusations on its famed Fortnite emote moves. Last month, the judge’s decision came out regarding Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley’s lawsuit against the gaming giant for the “Running Man Challenge” emote that wasn’t given correct credit for.
It did get thrown out, however, favoring the Fortnite maker. But before that, Epic Games was slapped with a few more similar cases—so it does get tiring. Nonetheless, this latest emote is finally given credit for.
Fortnite credits famed TikTok icon
Fortnite just released a new emote—which is an in-game celebratory dance, for those who don’t know. The dance move was partnered with the song “Lottery (Renegade)” by K Camp.
Prior to the game’s digital rendition, the dance snippet was seen on almost all social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and most especially, TikTok—where the dance originated.
During the weekend, Fortnite promoted its latest emote on Twitter, by quoting a line from the song and crediting the moves to Jalaiah.
Go, go, go, go, let's go and bust out some 🔥 moves by @Jalaiah
The Renegade Emote is available now in the Item Shop now! pic.twitter.com/EeXtdcxubh
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 18, 2020
14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon originally set the trend on TikTok which is now being used as dance moves everywhere else, even at pep rallies, says The New York Times.
The dance has been performed by a lot of noted Hollywood names, such as Lizzo, Kourtney Kardashian, David Dobrik, and what the young internet sensation wants in return is just credit for the dance creation.
“I was happy when I saw my dance all over. But I wanted credit for it,” Harmon told the online publication.
Props to Epic Games and the devs at Fortnite, for following the child star’s request.
Meanwhile at TikTokverse
Speaking of TikTok, the Chinese app is feared to be banned in most countries following the series of reports concerning users’ security breach.
The app is now officially banned in India, while the United Kingdom region is deliberating about following suit. In the United States, where the app is wildly popular, its government is actively contemplating banning TikTok as well.
With China recently sparking security issues with the apps originating from the country, other foreign countries are establishing precautionary measures to assure the data protection of its citizens.
Meanwhile, Facebook is reportedly eyeing on acquiring the app, so respective governments might change their thoughts about it. Although Facebook is currently fighting demons of its own after a few industry giants swore to an ad-boycott on the online platform.
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