Fortnite is no stranger to adding popular mainstream media references in the battle royale game, even if sometimes those inclusions result in lawsuits. That being said, the "Rickroll" is a popular way to troll people online and is the meme that won't ever die spawned from a song (Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley) that doesn't know how to quit. And now? Now it has officially invaded Fortnite with the new Rickroll emote.
The team behind the online shooter were very clever in how they revealed the newest emote to the world. What better way to introduce a trolling tool than by ... well, by trolling:
I liked a video on YouTube: Watch How This Bear Made The Unlikeliest Of Friends https://t.co/iQDd9tB0e9— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 15, 2020
The responding comments were hilarious, even non-Fortnite players chiming in to give props where they were due. They Rickrolled us on a mass scale, you really can't be mad at it. So, yeah. Now on top of dodging 12 year-olds from sniping you, you're going to have to wade through a sea of Rickrolls. Thanks, we hate it!
I did not just get rick rolled by fortnite...— LG Nicks (@Nicks) February 15, 2020
Did Epic really just troll us pic.twitter.com/YADr7Uf8J9— VastBlast - Fortnite Leaks (@VastBlastt) February 15, 2020
Happy, er, Rickroll! As for the game itself, Fortnite is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. What do you think about the latest emote to make its way into the free-to-play battle royale game? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!