Fortnite's cars are delayed 'a few weeks'

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Hopes that cars would arrive in Fortnite sooner rather than later have been dashed. Epic said on Twitter yesterday that it will be a few weeks yet before cars actually come to the game.

An expectation that cars would arrive on July 21, courtesy of data miner HypeX, didn't work out, but a reference to filling up vehicles in this week's challenges made it seem likely that they'd arrive this week. Alas, it's not to be.

There's been no further information on when cars will become available, but it's not entirely surprising to see Epic taking its time with them: Shopping carts and hamster balls both had to be temporarily disabled when they were rolled out because of bugs, and its mechs developed a habit exploding spontaneously, which is actually pretty hilarious. (Maybe not so much if you're sitting inside it at the time.) I imagine the developers would rather avoid all of that kind of nonsense this time around.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.