Fortnite’s Joy Ride Update: First Impressions

A quick look at Fortnite’s new update!

Finally! Fortnite has added cars to the map. One thing that has been plaguing the game since this new map arrived was the lack of means of traversal.

Before we had boats for water and helicopters for air, but nothing for land. Finally, our prayers have been answered and we have got the much-anticipated cars and trucks.

After spending some time with the game, I can confirm they are really fun to drive around in. They also offer some surprises.

Road Racing

There is a variety of cars to choose from, including sports cars, sedans, and trucks.

Some cars are faster than others. It feels like the pickup trucks can handle going off-road better than the sports car,s but going off-road generally slows one down.

The cars handle better than expected and surprisingly they have radios with actual songs! (Although all the radio stations sound the same with party music or mumble rap. Is it too much to ask for a rock or metal station?)

It’s really fun when a friend jumps in a car with you and shoots at other players similar to when you play Grand Theft Auto.

New Mechanics

But don’t think you can just jump in a car and drive around forever. These things need fuel. Luckily, when you jump in a car or truck, fuel stations appear on the map.

Something that made me laugh is the fact that players are exposed when they pull up to a petrol station, grab a pump and fill up their car. It is such a mundane task for such a fast-paced game, which makes it funny.

Fortnite’s world is ever-changing and the game always has new things to do. The cars are a welcome addition; one that I quite like. Now, all we can do is wait for the season to end to see what else they bring in the future.