Fortnite Cars Update Launch Date Announced Officially

Cars in Fortnite are coming to the game via the upcoming Joyride update, which finally has a launch date. We finally know when cars are coming to Fortnite, and it’s really soon. People have been waiting for this update for a long time, expecting to finally get to play with the small, medium and large cars and trucks. So, let’s see when Fortnite cars are coming, as well as some details about each of them.

fortnite cars update launch date announced officially
Fortnite Cars Update Launch Date Announced Officially

When are Cars Coming to Fortnite – Joy Ride Update

Cars are coming to Fortnite on Wednesday, August 5th, through the Joyride Update. This has been announced via the game’s official Twitter. At the time of writing, we don’t know exactly when the update is going to drop. One assumes it’s going to be at the standard time, but that’s nothing more than speculation. Besides, updates usually drop on Thursdays, so really, it’s anyone’s guess. What we do know for certain is that we’ll be rolling around the map in our sweet new wheels starting August 5th. There will be four different types of car, so let’s talk about that for a bit.

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Small Cars in Fortnite – Whiplash

An example of Small Cars in Fortnite is the Whiplash, aka the blue race car with red stripes that we’ve been seeing everywhere. It is presumably going to be the fastest car, but it will also have the least amount of health. At least, it won’t use up too much fuel. Below are the expected stats of the car, as found by dataminers. Keep in mind, these values might end up being different in the actual game.

  • Health – 800
  • Fuel Capacity – 100
  • Used Fuel Per Second – Idling: 0 / Driving: 0.375 / Boosting: 5
  • Fuel Leak when damaged – 2
  • Fuel at Spawn (determined randomly) – Minimum: 40 / Maximum: 100
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Fortnite Small Car: Whiplash

Medium Cars in Fortnite – Prevalent

The Medium Car in Fortnite, the Prevalent, has slightly more health than the small car, uses more fuel, and is presumably slower. The fuel capacity is the same. Plus, it is the most boring of the four in my opinion. Who wants to roar into battle in a timid, family hatchback? I’m going to be avoiding this one if I can. Anyways, here are the stats provided by dataminers. Again, take them with a grain of salt.

  • Health – 1000
  • Fuel Capacity – 100
  • Used Fuel Per Second – Idling: 0 / Driving: 0.5 / Boosting: 5
  • Fuel Leak when damaged – 2
  • Fuel at Spawn (determined randomly) – Minimum: 40 / Maximum: 100
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Fortnite Medium Car: Prevalent

Fortnite Large Cars – Bear

The Large Cars in Fortnite, aka the Bear pickup truck, has a really good amount of health, and a higher fuel capacity than the previous two. It needs it, considering that it’s significantly thirstier. You might not be able to go fast, but at least you’ll be safer. Plus, it’s a cool-looking pickup truck. Let’s take a look at the stats.

  • Health – 1200
  • Fuel Capacity – 150
  • Used Fuel Per Second – Idling: 0 / Driving: 0.75 / Boosting: 9
  • Fuel Leak when damaged – 2
  • Fuel at Spawn (determined randomly) – Minimum: 50 / Maximum: 150
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Fortnite Large Car: Bear

Trucks in Fortnite – Mudflap

Fortnite Trucks, aka the Mudflap, are the real deal for me. I want to explode onto the battlefield in a big rig like in Fury Road. Obviously, they’ll likely be the slowest of the bunch, but the strongest. Interestingly, it seems like it has the same fuel capacity as the small car, and uses even less gas when not boosting. This is what makes me doubt some of the stats that the dataminers have uncovered. Here’s what they found; we’ll see how it actually shakes out in the game on August 5th.

  • Health – Unknown
  • Fuel Capacity – 100
  • Used Fuel Per Second – Idling: 0 / Driving: 0.333 / Boosting: 10
  • Fuel Leak when damaged – 2
  • Fuel at Spawn (determined randomly) – Minimum: 80 / Maximum: 100
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Fortnite Truck: Mudflap
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