We’ve seen a lot of Fortnite vehicles come and go. How did they all stack up against one another?
There have been a total of nine vehicles over the course of 11 Fortnite seasons. Some are more useful than others, while a few completely broke the meta of the game (looking at you, BRUTE).
Here’s our rankings of all of the Fortnite vehicles from worst to best. This list is not focused on the most powerful vehicles, but rather one focused on balance and entertainment. If you disagree, leave us your list in the comments!
9. The BRUTE
We don’t need to spend too much time on this one. The BRUTE was the worst. Everyone hated it. The always-overpowered mech was the bane of our existence for the entirety of Season X – especially before the nerf.
No one is disappointed to see the BRUTE leave Fortnite. Good riddance. See ya never.
8. The Shopping Cart
The Shopping Cart was the first ‘vehicle’ ever added to Fortnite, although it isn’t really a vehicle at all. Once Epic started to add real vehicles to the game, the Shopping Cart was rendered essentially useless.
The Shopping Cart made downhill mobility a bit easier, but not much outside of that. It was good for the memes and no one really noticed when Epic vaulted it. Rest in peace, old buddy.
7. The Cannon
Like the Shopping Cart, the Cannon wasn’t much of a real vehicle. You wouldn’t ride it around unless you were goofing or trying to complete a challenge. You could make it fly by hitting a geyser, but it was hard to control once you got in the air.
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The damage was never much of a factor with the Cannon, but it was a fantastic mobility tool. This was a relatively balanced addition to Fortnite that fit well with the pirate theme of Season 8.
6. The X-4 Stormwing
Planes were one of the more controversial additions to Fortnite. They were incredibly overpowered when Epic first introduced them but eventually received a nerf. The nerf balanced them out a bit, but they were always a menace in competitive Fortnite.
Adding planes to the game could work in a different setting. The X-4 Stormwing would be relatively balanced if it didn’t have weapons or a boost mechanic that shot it through structures.
We should also mention the fact that planes were bugged and would sometimes eject you without the ability to pull your glider. That was no fun.
Ballers replaced planes as the next overpowered vehicle in Fortnite. They had too much HP upon release and were difficult to counter for a long time. The HP nerf helped stifle their usefulness but there always seemed to be 15-20 of them hopping around in competitive end-games.
Here’s a controversial opinion: I loved the Baller. It was a fantastic mobility tool and wasn’t too much of an issue in public matches once the nerf came in. You could break them relatively easily, but they always provided some easy rotation to a distant circle.
I was a Polar Peak die-hard, so Ballers were a frequent rotational tool of mine. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Baller, even though I know that they were widely hated by most of the community.
4. The Boat
The Boat is among the most balanced vehicles that Epic has ever added to Fortnite. It’s a rotational item first and foremost. The rockets do next to nothing in terms of player damage and anyone standing on the back is asking to get shot.
That being said, the Boats are a bit lackluster. They aren’t truly effective on land and can get tripped-up by a small hill or obstruction. Boats are great for the game – they just don’t move the needle too much.
3. The Driftboard
Next up, is every trickshotter’s best friend: the Driftboard. These hoverboards provided excellently mobility and even better clips. This was one of the more ambitious items that Epic added, and they really pulled it off.
I don’t think anyone argued that Driftboards were overpowered. They were mobility-only vehicles when you weren’t using them for high-flying trickshots.
2. The Quad Crasher
The Quad Crasher takes the cake, for me. It was one of the best vehicles in the game – especially once players started to learn how to make it fly. You could traverse the entire map if you were consistent enough, making no zone too far away to reach.
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Was this the most balanced vehicle in Fortnite? Probably not. It only sat two players and the ability to fly made it a bit too strong. Still, I miss this beast of a vehicle.
1. The ATK
The ATK will take the top spot for many players, even if it isn’t my personal favorite. It was an incredibly balanced vehicle that actually took a bit of skill to master. The golf cart could fit an entire squad and was a welcome sight if you needed to rotate to a distant zone.
In fact, I think the ATK would be a perfect addition to Fortnite Chapter 2. It’s the balanced land vehicle that we need.
So, there you have it. What’s your favorite Fortnite vehicle? What would your list look like? Leave it in the comments!