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How to emote and dance in Borderlands 3

Everything you need to know to dance and use emotes in Borderlands 3.


If you’re diving into Borderlands 3 and want to be able to share your favorite emotes with your fellow Vault Hunters, then we can help. In this guide we’ll discuss how to emote, including how to dance, as well as how to unlock new emotes. Let’s jump right in.

How to emote and dance in Borderlands 3

Right from the start of Borderlands 3, players will have a few different emotes available to use. These emotes include things as simple as laughing to things much more complex like different dances. If you want to start making use of these emotes, then you’re going to need to know the necessary keybinds to do so, that’s where we come in.

How to emote and dance in Borderlands 3
The Quick Select Wheel will allow console players to easily use emotes, ping enemies, and more (Screenshot taken on PC with PS4 controller).

Using emotes in Borderlands 3 is actually pretty easy. If you’re playing on PC, all you need to do is press the Up, Left, Down, and Right arrow keys on the keyboard. This will trigger whatever emotes you have bound to those keybinds, allowing you to easily show off your emote skills. If you’re playing on console, though, things become a bit trickier. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you’ll need to press down and hold the Start/Options button until the quick select menu pops up. Here you can select whichever emote you want to use and trigger it.

How to unlock and equip new emotes

New emotes can be unlocked and earned just like new skins and heads. You can find them randomly throughout the world, though the most reliable way to get new emotes is to head to Sanctuary III (your ship) and visit the Black Market Dealer down in the Cargo Hold. He only accepts Eridium for payment, so make sure you check out our guide on how to farm Eridium if you’re having trouble getting your hands on some of those sweet purple bars.

To equip new emotes, or just change up what you have equipped already, head to the newest Quick-Change machine and look out for the emotes option. It’s that easy.

Now that you know how to emote and dance, be sure to return to our main Borderlands 3 guide for more helpful information.

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