Fortnite finally has drivable cars!
We knew this day was coming, because Fortnite teased this at the beginning of season 2, chapter 3. But we only knew about a week ago. Wednesday’s patch update included the thing everyone has been waiting for and that are steerable cars.
There have been driveable items in the past, such as golf carts, quad crashers or even the motor boat. And we’ve seen cars in Fortnite before, but they’ve also just been a way to get some extra metal for farming. Now, instead of hitting the car with your pickaxe, you can hop on the driver’s seat.
Wednesday’s update was titled the Joy Ride Update, and for obvious reasons.
Being able to actually drive a car on the Fortnite map is extremely fun and something fans have been wanting for a while. Streamers have been enjoying the new update since the launch.
Where to find cars in Fortnite?
Cars in Fortnite are on the entire map, but not every car is steerable. There are various vehicles that you can drive, such as a taxi, pick-up truck and your standard vehicle. Those you cannot drive have a boat.
“Get behind the wheel of the first steerable cars in Fortnite! As long as the car has not started, the keys are already in the ignition”, Epic Games states.
Epic Games has provided some examples of cars you can drive. The cars they contained were the Islander Prevalent, Whiplash, OG Bear and MudFlap.
How to drive cars in Fortnite
When you approach a steerable car, just go to the door and you will be instructed to enter. It will also tell you how much gas is in the car. It is important to refuel constantly, otherwise your car will not work.
“Here’s a tip before you get your driver’s license,” says Epic Games. “If you run out of gas and can’t find a gas pump nearby, grab one of the disposable gas cans scattered around the island. These can be refilled as soon as you find the next petrol pump. ”
Petrol pumps are marked on the map. To refuel your car, just grab the nozzle and enter the specified command.
In addition to being able to drive these cars, you can also turn on the radio to listen to songs (but if you’re a content creator, you can turn off licensed audio in the audio settings). Fortnite has provided radio stations provided with music from popular artists like Juice Wrld, 21 Savage and Drake.
And if you wonder if the cars work in the water, they do not.