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Fortnite Facing Yet Another Dance-Based Lawsuit, This Time Over The Origin Of Its Hype Emote

Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest in a string of people to take legal action against Epic Games for certain dance moves being used in Fortnite.

Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest in a string of people to take legal action against Epic Games for certain dance moves being used in Fortnite.

We are going to go out on a limb and assume that since you are reading this, you are at least a little addicted to Fortnite just like the rest of us. For your sake, we hope you are a lot better at the battle royale based game than we are. Whenever we pull off even the easiest of eliminations, we celebrate as if we have just achieved an elusive victory royale.

What that inevitably leads to is us being the eliminated a lot more than we are the ones doing the eliminating. Once our health has been reduced to zero and we disappear from Fortnite Island, we get out of there as quickly as possible. That's because if no one else is around, chances are the player who caused our demise will perform some sort of dance or emote just to rub salt into our fresh wounds.

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Some of those dances have become so popular that they have seeped into other walks of life. That has been both a blessing and a curse for Epic Games, Fortnite's developers. The popularity of the emotes has warranted their supposed creators to come out of the woodwork and take legal action against Epic. The latest to do so is rapper BlocBoy JB, and we believe that brings the current total up to five.

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BlocBoy has taken issue with the use of what he claims to be his "shoot" dance move in Fortnite's popular Hype emote, according to Dexerto. Back in September 2018, the rapper tweeted his annoyance at Fortnite getting credit for the move every time it gained any traction. BlocBoy apparently considered taken legal action in December and has now followed through with that.

As we touched upon above, BlocBoy is the fifth person to take legal action against Epic for allegedly stolen dance moves. The various lawsuits currently underway have had varying degrees of success when it comes to those who have brought legal action against the video game developers. The most high profile of the five cases involves Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, who claims Fortnite has been unfairly using the Carlton Dance he made famous.

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