It’s been a long time coming but an array of Fortnite cars have finally arrived, along with radio stations, gas stations and new Aquaman features.
According to the latest officially released patch notes, Update 13.40 is set to go live today and adds a multitude of new features to the popular online game.
Titled “Joy Ride“, the latest update adds multiple civilian type vehicles coming in all shapes and sizes.
Cars and trucks have all but been confirmed at this point and leakers have already released images of some upcoming content.
While vehicles such as planes, helicopters and hoverboards have always been present in Fortnite, this update marks the first time that more realistic cars are to be available.
This makes one wonder what Epic Games has in store for this update.
Perhaps racing may be included as well as being able to just zip around in your favorite type of vehicle.
Four vehicle types are known to be included.
The Whiplash, Prevalent, Mudflap and the O.G Bear are all vehicle archetypes such as an ’80s supercar, a sedan, a big rig and a pickup truck respectively.
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It has recently been suggested that police cars were supposed to be included but have been removed.
This could be that Epic hasn’t gotten around to implementing a new game mode that was meant to be bundled with the update.
It could also be that given the events currently going on in the United States that they may have thought it would be in bad taste for the time being.
As well as the new cars, there are also some accompanying game features such as Gas Stations for refueling.
As the current season’s game world has been water-logged, it has been impossible to implement cars.
However, the flood is slowly subsiding revealing more and more of the game map with each update.
The flooded world has meant that iconic superhero Aquaman has been included in the current season.
The draining world has now revealed Aquaman’s Coral Castle as a playable area of interest in the North-West area of the map.
Another huge feature is the addition of radio stations.
How these will work and exactly what they will play remains a mystery but given Epic Games’ recent collaborations with big-name artists, it’s safe to assume that there will be some well-known tunes.
Perhaps they may work like GTA’s radio stations and feature genres such as Pop, EDM, indie and ’80s music.
Radio stations have also been rumored for some time, as have drive-in movie theaters, which could be close due to the recently added vehicles.
The inevitable new Limited Time Modes and Party Royale have also been confirmed.
Party Royale will reportedly be hosting more live music and talk shows as the season progresses.
Japanese musician Kenshi Yonezu has already been confirmed as an upcoming live performance.
Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 2 update 13.40 is set to go live today and can be downloaded for free across all platforms.
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