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or breakin or break dance emote [breyk-in]

What does breakin' mean?

Breakin’ is a dance from … you guessed it … Fortnite, but specifically Fortnite Battle Royale.

It costs 800 vbucks in the item shop.

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Where does breakin’ come from?


Breakin’ is an emote usually used after a kill in Fortnite Battle Royale … especially if you want to really show off. It was released in February 2018.

Breakin’ is ranked as the 27th best Fortnite Dance and Emote on Ranker … that doesn’t seem great to us.

Examples of breakin’

Your life must be in a really bad way if you have to sue fortnite for using a dance move themat you have previously also done, what B-boy is gonna sue them next for using ‘breakin’ as a dance move! 🤦🏽‍♂️
@chrishindle7, December, 18
We The Unicorns
Ohhh the new breakin dance move on fortnite is pretty dope
@akaZonvo, February, 2018

Who uses breakin’?

Pretty much everyone tries to do breakin’ IRL. Some of you got it …

The rest of you: stick with the emote. We’re talking to you Guava Juice

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