Drake’s Record-Breaking 'Fortnite' Sesh Could Birth an In-Game “Hotline Bling” Celebration

After more than 600,000 viewers watched Drizzy play, why wouldn't they?

After Drizzy spent the wee hours of Thursday morning playing Fortnite: Battle Royale with Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins—breaking the record for most concurrent viewers of a solo stream—the game’s developers seem eager to add a “Hotline Bling” emote feature to the game in the Canadian rapper’s honor.

According to Dexerto, there were over 600,000 viewers tuned in at one point, watching Drake and Ninja duke it out, with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, infamous entrepreneur Kim DotCom, and rapper Travis Scott eventually joining in on the fun. It only makes sense, for the developers to realize the opportunities here—and to pounce on the idea of adding more Drake into the equation in the wake of this record.


Now, in case you’ve forgotten what exactly a “Hotline Bling” emote might look like (but honestly, how could you, with the 6 God’s dance turning into a worldwide meme), check out this fan-made Fortnite-infused Drake video.

At the crack of dawn on Thursday, Reddit user Dylan_0202 shared his concept art for what an in-game Drake emote might look like. The exciting part of all this is that Epic Games’ community coordinator Christ Attalus responded to the redditor’s concept art, with a promising “Feedback noted,” shortly afterwards.

Imagine @Drake & @Ninja getting a Victory Royale and celebrating with this emote. #Fortnite

Credit : Dylan_0202 pic.twitter.com/lnOUYGIKfN

— Dexerto (@Dexerto) March 15, 2018

If you’re not an active Fortnite player, think of the emotes as the dance moves in Madden when a player accomplishes a play. They’re essentially there to taunt your opponents in the wake of their defeat—and what better subject for a braggy emote than a rapper? Braggadocio, swagger, and one-upmanship are essentially three of the main ingredients an emcee needs to stand tall.

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