Epic surprised everyone when it announced that drivable Fortnite cars would be coming to the game as part of season 3. Not just golf carts, hoverboards, or boats—but honest-to-god cars. Now they've drifted and screeched their way onto the island.
To prepare you before you get behind the wheel, I've rounded up everything you need to know about Fortnite cars, so you can evade the shrinking circle of death in style. Ready. Set. GO!
Fortnite cars are here
Cars in Fortnite have gone live in the game as part of the 'Joy Ride' update. Above is a trailer to celebrate.
In the run-up to the update hitting the game, Epic tweeted two several official posters of the cars we're driving in Fortnite: The Prevalent and the Bear. The former is a sensible sedan, while the latter is a sturdy pickup truck that wouldn't look out of place in the hills of Tennessee or the flatlands of Texas.
The spirit of responsibility.Experience the #FortniteJoyRide Update on 8.5.2020 pic.twitter.com/Sn3ycMwX4PAugust 4, 2020
Don’t poke the bear.Experience the #FortniteJoyRide Update on 8.5.2020 pic.twitter.com/BnIQXnBeWiAugust 4, 2020
We see the pickup truck is also carrying one person in the back and one in the passenger seat, indicating that vehicles will let your entire squad ride along to provide some extra firepower.
Here's an image of the semi truck players will be able to drive, dubbed the Mudflap.
Own the Road.Experience the #FortniteJoyRide Update on 8.5.2020 pic.twitter.com/tWmmTPcwGEAugust 4, 2020
Where to find cars in Fortnite
The Fortnite season 3 map has always had plenty of cars parked around most locations, but none of them were drivable until this latest update. Now, however, the cars you can drive seem to spawn around gas stations, but while these locations seem to be fixed, they're not guaranteed to spawn, like golden chests.
Gas stations and refueling cars
Just because you've got a ride doesn't mean it's going to be a free one. Fortnite requires players to fuel up cars after a certain distance travelled. I actually first noticed this supposed new feature as a bug, when I commandeered a helicopter and little gas can icons appeared on my mini map.
The 13.20 update already contained a few hints that players could refuel at gas stations and then also with gas cans found like regular loot.
Unsurprisingly, every car in Fortnite will handle a little differently, so you may want to consider which kind of vehicle you'll want to bring into the battle. Here are the different types.
🏎️Car Infographics | Release Date: 21st of July 🛻Stats from @HYPEX Car Types + Gas Pump Hose info from Me pic.twitter.com/7aZjZL00j2July 6, 2020