Fortnite Fans Achieve Guinness World Record For Most Participants Performing Video Game Emotes
At Paris Games Week, a gathering of Fortnite fans has set a world record, verified by and added to Guinness World Records' listings. The fans all got together to perform Fortnite emotes, which sets the world record for the largest gathering of people performing video game emotes at once.
It took 393 people to perform the emote routine, all wearing various Fortnite outfits and Cuddle Team hoodies, running through Fortnite's dance routines. You can check out a small snippet of it below.
What do you get when you bring together Fortnite fans at Paris Games Week? A Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in a Video Game Emote Routine!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 28, 2018
Thanks to all the 383 Cuddle Team Leaders who showed up to help out! #FortnitePGW pic.twitter.com/LpZyvrDQER
According to Guinness, which is, by the way, the same Guinness that makes the Irish dry stout, setting a verifiable world record is not as easy as you'd think. You first have to apply at their website with the record you're attempting to break or the first of its kind that you're setting and both have to be manually looked at and judged. You might be the first person to smash ten paintings over $3,000 over your head, but that doesn't mean Guinness will think that's noteworthy. Similarly, you can apply to say you've bench pressed the most weight in the world, but if your previous record is 60 lbs, they might not believe you can do 885 lbs next.
Then evidence needs to be provided to Guinness, as well. This includes but is not limited to logbooks, photographic evidence, video evidence, and two witness statements.
On a fun note, six current and former Game Informer editors have set Guinness World Records multiple times. So, you know, maybe that painting thing is doable. You never know until you try.