You can now press down to thank the bus driver before jumping in Fortnite

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The most requested feature in Fortnite is finally here: the ability to thank the battle bus driver before you jump. 

Okay, maybe not the number one feature, but someone called Kody Keddie created a petition called "Add the ability to thank the bus driver before jumping out of the battle bus in Fortnite" and apparently Epic listened.

Originally the petition read: 

"Since I was just a boy I have always loved jumping out of the battle bus but all this time I have felt something was missing. And that thing is the ability to thank the driver of the battle bus, he or she is truly a great person and they provide us a great service, I think it is time we can truly appreciate their service, don't you agree?".

While the petition has now disappeared, a lot of people - and Epic - clearly agreed and you can now thank the Fortnite bus driver to your heart's content.

How to thank the bus driver in Fortnite

You might have noticed the stream of 'so and so thanked the driver' messages while you were waiting to jump from the battle bus. To get in on the action, just tap down on the d-pad before you jump.

It doesn't do much yet, save for maybe a warm feeling in your heart for kindness shown to a fiction entity, but who knows? Maybe it'll be a challenge later on down the line.

If you want to informally thank more pilots and drivers in other battle royale games, check out the best games like Fortnite to tuck into right now.