A new Guinness World Record has been set by people performing a massive Fortnite emote dance routine.
If there was ever a concern that the art of dance would eventually disappear from this world, Fortnite is here to put a stop to it. At this year’s Paris Games Week, a legion of Fortnite fans all gathered together to put on their best impressions of a Korean pop group, an ancient Halo meme, and Turk from the short-lived sitcom Scrubs.
And somehow it set a Guinness World Record while they were at it.
Paris Games Week takes place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles every year, with legions of French gamers all piling in for the largest games expo in France. Since Fortnite is an international sensation at this point, Epic Games was there to put on their own publicity stunt and get everybody dancing.
A total of 383 Fortnite fans were all given Cuddle Team Leader hoodies, lined up on the dance floor, and ordered to perform their best rendition of such Fortnite emote classics as Boogie Down, Dance Moves, Orange Justice, and Groove Jam.
When the dust finally cleared, a new world record for "most participants in a video game emote routine" had been set. Which seems oddly specific, but ever since Guinness obtained the ability to store as many records as they wanted thanks to digital ledgers, it’s been pretty much the wild west for record-setting.
What do you get when you bring together Fortnite fans at Paris Games Week? A Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in a Video Game Emote Routine!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 28, 2018
Thanks to all the 383 Cuddle Team Leaders who showed up to help out! #FortnitePGW pic.twitter.com/LpZyvrDQER
Sadly, this wasn’t an in-game dance routine, which likely would have been far more impressive. First, because most Fortnite games are limited to 100 players, and second because none of them broke ranks to begin murdering each other.
Epic shared the event on their official Fortnite Twitter page, showcasing the awesome Fortnite swag that lucky participants were able to grab. Even if they didn’t take part in the dance event, anyone who dropped by the Epic booth received a code for a free in-game spray. Called the “Kab-Llama”, it features a llama exploding. Get it? Eh?
Eurogamer reports we’re already seeing Kab-Llama codes appearing online for as much as 10 Euros a pop, too.
A VENDRE 10 € CODE PGW FORTNITE SPRAY pic.twitter.com/ecS1rlouOt— EVRRIPPER (@EVRRIPPER) October 28, 2018