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Fortnite’s racing mode will be here sooner than you think

Here’s the scoop on the upcoming Fortnite racing mode.

A full-fledged Fortnite racing mode is on the immediate horizon based on the latest round of leaks. While this was inevitable, Epic Games is gearing up to release Fortnite racing in Chapter 5. The leaks detail what lies ahead, and we are here to break everything down.

Here is what we know so far about Fortnite's dedicated racing mode. 

What's the deal with Fortnite's racing mode?

The recent leaks are thanks to iFireMonkey, GMatrixGames, and NotJulesDev, some of the scene's most reliable sources. Each has clarified that Fortnite's racing mode is more than just a creative map but rather a complete experience.

It is expected to arrive alongside Fortnite Chapter 5, with various individual game modes, a separate Battle Pass, and a vast map selection. Like Fortnite Zero Build before it, this new experience will slot in alongside the other modes within the 'Discovery' menu.

Beyond the surface-level information, iFireMonkey confirmed that Fortnite racing will support a separate competitive ecosystem. That means you could compete in a Battle Royale tournament one day, a Zero Build tournament the next day, and a racing competition to round out your busy week of Fortnite.

Here's a complete list of information divulged in the latest leak:

  • Has a "Garage" Tab in lobby with customizable vehicle
  • Currently being tested on Chapter 5 - Season 1
  • Has a unique Battle Pass
  • Supports Competitive
  • Has Time Trials
  • Has a Tutorial
  • Ranked Mode included
  • Might be related to the "Rocket League Racing" thing Epic Games has a priority on finishing
  • Has unlockable/upgradable cars
  • Has a custom UI

Fortnite Racing Game Modes

  • Death Race
  • Easy Rider
  • Casual
  • Competitive

Fortnite x Rocket League opens a world of possibilities

It's no secret that Fortnite has grown friendly with Rocket League developers Psyonix over the years. The two developers often revisit the Fortnite x Rocket League collaboration every few months.

Epic Games acquired Psyonix entirely in May 2019, meaning this Fortnite racing mode has no ceiling with Rocket League in the back pocket. As a result, we could see more Rocket League cosmetics in Fortnite and perhaps some of the game's mechanics. 

Only time will tell as the Fortnite fandom prepares for Fortnite Chapter 5 and what awaits.

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