Fortnite’s controversial jiggle physics are back

Fortnite’s controversial jiggle physics are back
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Written by 

Tom Chapman


26th Feb 2024 15:30

Our Fortnite don't jiggle, jiggle, it folds. Or at least that used to be the case before Epic Games seemingly slipped those eyebrow-raising jiggle physics back into the supposedly child-friendly video game. Yes, Fortnite jiggle physics are back, and it looks like the devs are horny on main. 

While games like Baldur's Gate 3 can get a sly wink for its inclusion of jiggle physics, and Call of Duty makes bank off 'jiggly' Operators, we question why a game like Fortnite needs to see boobs and ass bounce to the sound of music - especially given its recent furore over age-restricted skins

Jiggle physics are back in Fortnite

Taking cues from Calvin Harris and Kelis' "Bounce", it seems that Fortnite Festival Season 2 has inadvertently added jiggle physics back into Fortnite. The "Backbeat Bow" emote is going viral for all the wrong reasons, especially as it sees characters jiggling all over the place.

More than just a rare emote it would be easy to quietly axe, Backbeat Bow is included in the Fortnite Festival Season 2 Battle Pass, meaning anyone who reaches Tier 8 is given the emote for free. Over on Twitter, the return of Fortnite's controversial jiggle physics hasn't gone unnoticed.

As players shared their thoughts, one wrote, "Nature is healing ❤️," while another added, "Let me know when the skins got dump trucks again." A third said, "Suddenly I want to play fortnite now."

Someone else joked about a potential Final Fantasy crossover and concluded, "They're preparing for Tifa to join the game. The leaks must be true." Of course, those who've been with Fortnite for a while will be triggered just by the words Calamity... base... skin.

Why were Fortnite jiggle physics removed?

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If you like ogling drummers, you'd best make the most of it because we're not sure jiggle physics will be in Fortnite for long. Back in 2018, Chapter 1 Season 6 introduced Calamity, who was quickly branded "Calamititty" by fans. The skin had jiggle physics, which were quickly patched out.

Back then, Fortnite was forced to apologise for the Calamity debacle, telling IGN in a statement that the breast animation was "unintended, embarrassing" and "careless," vowing to "fix [it] as soon as possible." Jiggle physics were soon a thing of the past, and we all got back to playing Fortnite for the reasons we're supposed to. 

It seems the Backbeat Bow emote is causing jiggle physics on a whole host of skins, with even the Goku skin shaking his tatas. Epic has yet to comment on the situation, but given what happened last time, we wouldn't count on things jiggling like a bowl of jelly for too long. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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