Social Climber Fortnite emote: Origin explained and how to unlock cover image

Social Climber Fortnite emote: Origin explained and how to unlock

Here’s everything you need to know about the Social Climber emote.

Fortnite's newest viral emote arrived in the January 25 Item Shop refresh, which has captured players' attention everywhere. The Social Climber emote is the latest to join the long list of Icon Series emotes, primarily based on music by famous artists such as Eminem, The Weeknd, and more. Today, you will learn the Social Climber emote's origin in Fortnite and how to acquire it in-game.

Social Climber Fortnite emote explained

The Social Climber emote is based on a song called (It Goes Like) Nanana by the South Korean DJ, singer, and songwriter Peggy Gou. A 32-year-old musician, Peggy Gou launched her career in 2014 and reached prominence in 2023 after (It Goes Like) Nanana gained recognition worldwide. The song went viral on TikTok during the Lost Nomads festival in Morrocco this past June.

Many festival-goers posted TikTok videos of Peggy Gou performing the track, which helped increase the song's reach and artist's exposure. She has over 4 million Instagram followers and enjoyed worldwide chart recognition for her hit song. As Fortnite has done many times, the game capitalized on the song, making it an official Social Climber in-game emote.

How do I unlock the emote, and what will it cost?

The Social Climber emote landed in the Fortnite Item Shop on January 25. Those looking to acquire the emote can head to Fortnite's Item Shop and scroll one page below the Metal Gear Solid "Raiden" collection. The emote appears alongside the new Starr Oakley Outfit and Bullseye Board Pickaxe.

You can unlock the Social Climber emote for 500 V-Bucks. It is usable in Battle Royale, Fortnite Festival, and LEGO Fortnite. It's one of the more inexpensive emotes compared to some others, and you will have it forever if purchased.

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