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(@FortniteGame) February 15, 2020
If you’re not familiar with Rickrolling (it’s 2020, have you been living under a rock?), it’s a prank where someone uses a disguised hyperlink to trick someone into clicking on it. Once they’ve opened the link, it’ll turn out to be a music video of Astley’s iconic dance.
Every Person Suing Epic Games Over Fortnite Dances (So Far)
The Rickroll emote is currently available in the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks (around $5 USD).
Epic has shied away from adding popular dances into the game over the past few months after it was hit with a few different lawsuits for copyright infringement.
Most notably, the Fortnite developer was sued by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Alfonso Ribeiro after his ‘Carlton’ dance was added to the game. Ribeiro sued for copyright infringement, but so far his case hasn’t been successful.As of January 2020, four high-profile lawsuits have been filed against Epic for copyright infringement. However, most of the lawsuits have been put on hold, as it’s unclear if dances can be copyrighted.
Nonetheless, Epic has taken a step back from bringing popular dances into the game, at least at the pace it previously set. It’s unclear if Epic has licensed its new Rickroll to emote or if it’s rolling the dice once again. Either way, if you’re interested, it’d be best to pick it up now before it’s gone.
Andrew Smith is a freelance contributor with IGN. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewtsmith.