Fortnite Adds Free Wakandan Salute Emote From Black Panther

A new emote featuring the famous Wakandan salute from the hit Marvel movie Black Panther has made its way to Fortnite and is now available for all players at no additional cost. An ongoing series is celebrating community photos is emphasizing the famous emote, so developer Epic Games has launched the emote for their players to use.

There has been a decent amount of new skins and items that have been introduced to the in-game shop on Fornite a few days ago. Last week, the new Walking Dead exclusive skins were launched for players to use and were available for purchase via a combined pack.

Recently, a leak revealed a few new back blings and pickaxes that are particularly associated with Marvel characters such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel, hinting at new skins that will be released sometime in the near future.


With the emote coming out, Epic Games is commemorating the King of Wakanda beginning today, December 21. However, fans can only acquire the emote if they join in the new Wakanda Forever Challenges that will be taking place starting today until January 21, 2021.

Once the emote is unlocked, the whole week will be focused around the utilization of the item and showing it off to the gaming community, using the hashtag #Fortography when shared on Twitter. Aside from the release of the new emote, a new trailer is also premiering soon, displaying more freebies that players are certain to receive as the week progresses and they start the challenges.

Since some new possible character skins have already been leaked, a lot of players are thinking what might be next for Fortnite considering the previous season was totally focused around Marvel characters.


With characters being constantly added like Halo’s Master Chief and God of War’s Kratos, there are plenty of choices to choose from. If a new Wakanda forever emote is making its rounds, there might also be a Black Panther skin coming right around the horizon.

These challenges aren’t the first ones that Fortnite fans are going to participate in, with weekly challenges being released quite frequently in the game, so the chance to play as one of Marvel most popular heroes will certainly interest fans who just recently spent an entire season fighting in the Nexus Wars.

Fortnite Season 5 has been full of new surprises that have come out a few weeks ago. While it would be hard for the developers to keep up that pace, it appears that there are still fun additions to come.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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