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Fortnite season X brings emotes to Save the World

Item Shop also coming to Fortnite’s first mode later

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Fortnite’s first-but-less-glamorous mode Save the World will now share the locker full of emotes that players have been using in its more visible Battle Royale incarnation. This becomes effective with the launch of season X, a community coordinator told the game’s subreddit.

That means the emoticons, sprays, toys and, of course, dances available to a player in Battle Royale are available to them in Save the World after season X begins soon. This is part of a larger reconditioning that will bring other improvements to cosmetics and locker functionality, Epic said. The publisher also plans to update the emotes so that they play out, with every Hero type, without clipping or weird positioning.

“Fixing those is an ongoing process,” Epic said. The publisher also plans on adding Emote functionality to the end-of-mission screen (in Save the World) and to call out distances in chat when toys are used.

“We’re focusing on wraps and pickaxes as the next addition to the Locker,” the community coordinator wrote. “When pickaxes arrive in Save the World, we will grant all of the unique pickaxes you earn through progress in Save the World as cosmetic items which you’ll be able to use in Battle Royale as well.”

As work continues, Epic says three principles will guide any forthcoming changes: Cosmetics will be completely optional (meaning they provide no gameplay advantage); no one will lose any cosmetic option once acquired; and they will be as universal as possible.

At some point, Epic will add an Item Shop to Save the World. “At the moment, we’re focused on adding the ability to use cosmetics you already own,” the manager said. “For now, you’ll have to buy cosmetics through the Battle Royale store until the Save the World Item Shop goes live.”

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