Epic Games finally confirmed what players wanted for so long. Today, the Fortnite 13.40 update, also known as the Joy Ride update, will introduce vehicles alongside radios to spice things up.
Players wanted developers to add some depth to the gameplay and adding Fortnite vehicles answered that. To enjoy these rides, Epic Games also added radio stations. With the update comes of course many bug fixes, like the inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
Fortnite 13.40 Update/Joy Ride Update
Joy Ride Cars
Four Fortnite cars make their first appearance in the game, each with its own category. Using a specific category of vehicles will give players some advantages and downsides. Some take more damage while others use less fuel to travel. Large Cars, Medium Cars, Small Cars, and Trucks will be played differently and players need to be mastered to be used effectively.
These Fortnite vehicles feature a max speed of 28-45 with about 500 health. Furthermore, they can hit objects to gather some metal materials. After being hit for 50 damage, all riders can eject out of there.
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Another interesting gameplay mechanic is the explosion. After a car’s health is reduced to zero, an explosion happens, dealing 800 damage to buildings, and between 50 – 200 damage to a player. The amount of damage will vary, based on distance from the explosion.
Fans already saw The Whiplash on Fortnite’s official Twitter account. The Mudflap truck, Bear pick-up truck, and the Prevalent will also be available for players to use.
Nothing is more useful than radio tracks to enjoy Fortnite Joy Rides. Whenever players enter these new vehicles, the option to activate the radio will be available. But after hearing this, many content creators did not take the news well.
In other games, streaming gameplay including these radio tracks may lead to a copyright claim. Epic Games understood and added a feature in this Fortnite 13.40 update to ease its content creators. A copyright-free playlist can be activated in order to avoid copyright issues.
Looking from the perspective of Fortnite esports, this is a huge update. Adding another skill to master is a big deal, especially with such a fast-paced game like Fortnite. Nonetheless, it is certain to bring some exciting aspects to the next Fortnite Champion Series.
Written by Charles FUSTER