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Free Fortnite Emote 'The Dip' is Causing Trouble in Matches

The Dip in action.
The Dip in action. / Image courtesy of Epic Games/Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs

A new Emote is being used to make some slick plays in Fortnite — here's what you need to know.

Fortnite's latest Rainbow Royale celebrations have seen the addition of some colorful, and free, items being added to the Item Shop. For a limited time, players can get their hands on a variety of Loading Screens, a music track, and quirky new Emote 'The Dip'.

The Rainbow Royale offerings in the Item Shop.
The Rainbow Royale offerings in the Item Shop. / Image courtesy of Epic Games/Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs

The Dip allows players to drop dramatically to the ground in a near-instant, and then get back up just as fast. While on the surface this Emote just looks to be another fun thing to make your characters do, but it's actually proved to be quite useful during matches.

As shown by content creator Glitch King in the clip below, The Dip can be used in the midst of combat to drop behind structures — making players generally harder to hit. Players can also drop out in the open when facing incoming fire, prompting an opposing player to miss more shots.

It's a sneaky play, with Glitch King himself even calling it "free to win". But, with the Emote currently being free, anyone can get and use it in-game.

Expect your Fortnite matches to get a little more frustrating with this Emote in play. That is, unless Epic Games decides to make some changes.