The steady stream of exciting new emotes and in-game items for Fortnite: Battle Royale continues with the “Laugh It Up” emote and the reintroduction of the Bounce pad.
Following some early leaks over the weekend, Fortnite’s latest emote, “Laugh It Up,” hit the game on Sunday night. The rare emote makes the player laugh uproariously, heaving forward and backward, while also emitting a donkey’s laugh. The donkey noises kind of make this one deeply unsettling on several levels, but it’s yet another “bad manners”-type emote that plenty of players will use in conjunction with “Take the L.”
@TwoEpicBuddies also tweeted Friday that their data-mining found that the Bouncer pad was once again hidden in the game’s code following last week’s update. As of Monday morning in-game, the Bouncer pad is officially listed as “coming soon to the game.” There’s no telling exactly when it might hit the game, but chances are high that it could happen at the weekly reset on Thursday morning at 4 a.m. Eastern.
Though listed as a “new” update, Bouncer pads were previously in the game months ago. Much like the Guided Missile launcher, the item was pulled from the game while Epic re-evaluated its purpose. But now they’re back.
Somewhat similar to Launch Pads but closer in function to hopping on stacks of tires, the Bouncer can be used from the Trap slot. As such, it can stick to any surface. When triggered, it offers a “big bounce boost” that results in “no fall damage.” Practically speaking, players could use this near the edge of the map to launch unsuspecting enemies to their deaths. Alternatively, they can be used to reach peaks, surprise enemies, or clear great distances (which is what most players use Launch Pads for).
On a less practical level, tons of players will probably ride Shopping Carts directly into a Bouncer to do all sorts of insane things. Surely, then they’ll really be laughing it up.
Laugh It Up is available in the item shop until 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 4. There’s no confirmation as to when the Bouncer might come back, but it’s possible it might hit the game when Week 6 kicks off on Thursday, June 7 at 4 a.m. Eastern.