18.02 2020 12:17h

Rickroll Your Friends on Fortnite

Fortnite is never going to let you down with this new feature
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Fortnite has introduced a new emote which was inspired by the Rickrolling meme.

This emote plays part of “Never Gonna Give You Up” song by Rick Astley and allows your in-game character to dance just like Astley does in his music video.

Fortnite has called the new emote “Never Gonna”, and it is available in Fortnite’s in-game shop for 500 V-bucks which is approximately $5. Fortnite users can get a sneak peak of what it looks and sounds like in this tweet from Fortnite’s official Twitter account:

This new emote dance is notable for being one of the first Fortnite emotes that is backed by a well-known song and for being one of the most famous memes. Given Fortnite’s history in late 2018 when Epic Games was hit with a number of lawsuits that alleged the company had stolen popular dance moves and sold them as Fortnite emotes.

Most of those lawsuits are on pause and while choreographed dance routines can be copyrighted, individual dance moves cannot. Now the “Never Gonna” emote has opened up a potential world of possibility as Epic has licensed Rick Astley’s internet famous hit for the emote.

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