Fortnite players finally have a song to help their squad conquer the map in unison.
Epic Games is continuing its line of TikTok-inspired Fortnite emotes with the release of "Shanty for a Squad"—themed after "shantyTok," a facet of the short content platform dedicated to sea shanties. Traditionally, sea shanties and other "working songs" are used to unite a team and help them work at the same pace. Perhaps Fortnite fans could use this emote to the same effect?
Fortnite 'Shanty for a Squad' Emote
Epic released the Shanty for a Squad emote in the early evening of Wednesday, March 3. It features their own version of the popular tune, "Wellerman," where the lyrics are modified to reflect Fortnite, itself. The squad sings about surviving the storm that comes to the island map for long enough to get their "dub."
It is currently available in the in-game Item shop for 500 V-Bucks.
The emote is a direct reference to the popularization of Nathan Evans' cover of Wellerman which took the platform by storm in January 2021. His contribution to shantyTok was so significant that Epic even gave him a direct shoutout in their reveal tweet. Although could you expect any less toward the man responsible for the resurgent tidal wave of shanty mixes and melodies?