The emote uses a version of “Soon May the Wellerman Come,” the traditional folk song at the heart of the craze, with Fortnitelyrics on the theme. If you are part of a team and you all use the emote at the same time, your characters will sing in harmony. As note, the Christmas emote works the same. The Shanty for a Squad emote costs 500 V-Bucks, and maybe Epic is hoping that groups of friends will all buy it to get the full effect.
Sea huts have become popular again almost out of nowhere. After TikTok user Nathan Evans posted his take on “Wellerman,” others used the app’s Duet collaboration features to add harmonies, other parts, and instruments. A remix was a hit song in several countries.
There are a few weeks left in the stream Fortnite season, so there could be more crossovers to come. The game has brought in many characters from other franchises over the past two months, including Street Fighter’s , the , Predator and by GI Joe.