There are approximately 657 emotes in Fortnite. Some are limited to the Battle Pass and cannot be obtained after the season ends, while others drop in and out of the item shop. However, the rarest of the rare have not been seen in-game for long periods of time, three years to be exact.
While the definition of “rare” will vary from player to player, it’s generally measured by the amount of time a cosmetic item hasn’t been seen in the item shop.
Here are the 10 weirdest emotes that haven’t been seen in Fortnite in nearly three years.
Note: The “last seen” date information was taken from Fortnite.GG
Hot Marat, Widow’s Pirouette, and 8 Other Fortnite Emotes That Haven’t Returned To The Item Shop In Over 1,000 Days On Average
When it comes to rare emotes in Fortnite, Rambunctious comes in at number one. It hasn’t appeared in the item shop for over 1435 days.
The emote is extremely rare, with only a handful of players owning it despite being released during Chapter 1 Season 4. Although the dance is pretty silly, it’s a fun emote to use in-game.
However, those hoping for the emote to return should keep their hopes down. Considering that it is involved in a trial, it will be saved until the end.
The Fresh emote was found in the game files at the start of the Battle Royale mode. However, it was not released until Chapter 1 Season 2 began.
The emote is based on the “Carlton dance” used by Alfonso Ribeiro in the fresh prince Serie.
Despite a lawsuit related to the removal of the emote, it has not been added back to the game. It has been vaulted for 1,426 days and counting. Epic Games will likely keep it on file to prevent further altercations.
3) hot marathon
During Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 6, as part of a short collaboration with Ralph Breaks the Internet, an emote was added to the game. Although there wasn’t much to see or do during the crossover, the Hot Marat emote found a loving home in the community.
For reasons that are best unknown, the emote was removed two days after the collaboration took place. As of October 17, 2022, it remains vaulted for 1,422 days.
Given that Epic Games and Disney have a good professional working relationship, it’s rather strange that the emote has never been added back to the item shop.
Although Tidy became one of the most popular emotes when it was released in Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 3, it was removed a few days later.
While the emote itself didn’t infringe on any original content, it copied Snoop Dogg’s moves from his 2004 music video, Drop it as if it were on fire. Since this was done without the rapper’s knowledge, the emote was taken out of the item shop and put away permanently.
As of today, October 17, 2022, it has not been seen for the past 1405 days and will likely never be seen again.
5) Widow’s Pirouette
Black Widow became a legend when she sacrificed herself to help the Avengers obtain the Soul Stone. Although the moment was full of sadness, the memory of him lives on in Fortnite.
Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, Black Widow’s emote, known as Window’s Pirouette, was skipped and last seen 1260 days ago. Given that she is part of the MCU, which makes the character a Disney property, this is quite peculiar.
Perhaps one day it will return to the item shop along with other Marvel cosmetics.
6) Kiss The Cup
Those who played Fortnite in 2019 know this emote very well. Kiss The Cup was the emote for Chapter 1 Season 9. It was part of the 2019 World Cup in which Bugha aka Kyle Giersdorf became the first champion of the game.
Since the emote was limited to the special event, it will likely never return to the item shop again. The only possible way for it to return is if Epic Games hosts another World Cup for Fortnite. However, there is no guarantee that it will return even then.
7) Welcome and go home!
Welcome and go home! No emotes have been seen since the OG days of Fortnite, and for good reason. Both were added to the game to celebrate or protest the Visitor. Given how things turned out in the end, perhaps the “Go home!” the emoticon was better.
However, other than story-related incidents, none of them have been seen in the item shop for 1100 days. While Epic Games could easily add them back, the charm and rarity would be lost.
Although Bendie and Twistie have been seen in the item shop recently, the emote associated with their cosmetic set is not on view. For whatever reason, Epic Games has decided to keep the Breezy emote saved and out of the item shop.
It was last seen 1,084 days ago and had only gone on sale four times. Considering that Epic Games earns revenue through the sale of cosmetics from the item shop, it’s not done without reason.
When it comes to unique animations for emotes in Fortnite, Tsssss stands out from the crowd in terms of creativity. It is based on the Survivor franchise and was added to the game in Chapter 1 Season X. Although it wasn’t a huge hit when it was released, it’s become very rare at this point.
According to the official tracker, the gesture was last seen 1079 days ago. Considering that there are no legal issues regarding the implementation and use of the emote, anyone can guess why it wasn’t added back to the item shop ever again.
Vivacious was added to Fortnite in Chapter 1 Season 5. She made nine appearances in the item shop and became an instant hit with fans. However, it has not been seen in the last 1,056 days.
Since there are no issues or controversies surrounding the emote, it is unclear why Epic Games has decided to keep it hidden.
Of course, if players were to spend 800 V-Bucks on an item, why not leave them? Maybe one day it will return, but until then, all players can do is wait.