Epic Games has blocked certain emotes in Fortnite to stop player harassment

Several emotes are now blocked by default, but they can be easily enabled

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Online communities can be toxic and gamers will often find different ways to flame and provoke other players.

Fortnite is notorious for its less-than-admirable community, and Epic Games will try to change that by allowing users to block certain emotes.

You can now block certain emotes in Fortnite to stop other players from flaming

It’s no secret that the gaming community can be toxic, and some players will use emotes or other in-game features to harass others.

Epic Games is aware of that, and it has made some recent changes in Fortnite to prevent that as Ars Technica writes.

This was added in the v29.30 update, and according to the Fortnite blog post, there’s a new setting available called See Confrontational Emotes. You can find this setting in the Social Privacy section.

When enabled this setting will block the following emotes from being shown:

  • Laugh It Up
  • Take the L
  • Whipcrack
  • Make It Plantain

By default, this setting is set only to show these emotes from friends in your party, but you can block them for all players.

If you have this setting enabled, you won’t see other players performing the emote or hear the sound associated with it.

The emotes are still in the game, and everyone can perform them, but players won’t be able to see them by default.

This has sparked a bit of controversy, as some players think they need a refund after buying these emotes.

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