FORTNITE cars release date is almost here, with the highly anticipated feature arriving in Battle Royale soon. So when are cars in Fortnite? Here’s all you need to know about the release date, start time and list of cars coming to Fortnite.

By DION DASSANAYAKEPUBLISHED: 15:32, Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:32, Tue, Aug 4, 20200

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Fortnite cars release date and start time is fast approaching (Image: EPIC GAMES)

Fortnite cars release date and start time is fast approaching, with the highly anticipated feature set to launch in Battle Royale soon. Fans have been looking forward to the Fortnite cars feature ever since the launch of the season 3 Battle Pass in June. On the season 3 release date the Battle Pass trailer showcased the first Fortnite cars footage.


Players were promised “new ways to get around” as they got a glimpse of some of the cars that will be heading to Fortnite.

Vehicles showcased in that initial trailer included a sports car, a pickup truck, a lorry and a taxi – and there’s surely set to be more many coming this week.

It had initially been thought that the Fortnite cars feature would be launching alongside update 13.30 a few weeks ago.

But when that patch went live and cars weren’t available it was then thought the feature would be launching on Thursday July 23.

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That’s because there was a cars specific challenge for season 3 week 6 that had leaked – gas up a vehicle at Catty Corner.

However, once again that day came and went without a Fortnite cars launch – and later that day Epic Games confirmed cars were a few weeks away.

The official Fortnite Twitter at the time posted: “Our lawyers are currently sweating the policy details and fixing typos like ‘otter coverage’ instead of auto coverage.

“Due to this, many vehicles got taken for inspection.

“Expect a few weeks until we’re road ready.”

It had been thought that this meant Fortnite v bucks generator cars would be arriving in the next major patch, which is update 13.40.

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The Fortnite cars feature is launching on Wednesday August 5 (Image: EPIC GAMES)


And now Epic Games has confirmed that is the case, with the next Fortnite patch being dubbed the ‘JoyRide’ update.

The official Fortnite Twitter account has confirmed that the Fortnite cars feature will be launching on Wednesday August 5.

On Monday August 3 the @FortniteGame Twitter posted: “It’s not just a name. It’s a warning.

“Experience the #FortniteJoyRide Update on 8.5.2020”.

Alongside the tweet was a picture of one of the cars heading to Fortnite, the Whiplash sports car.

And it looks like more incoming vehicles will be teased in the run-up to the Fortnite cars release date.