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Which mobility item should Epic add to Fortnite Chapter 2?

Epic will almost certainly add more mobility items to Fortnite. Which is the first one that they’ll bring back, though?

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Epic will almost certainly add more mobility items to Fortnite. Which is the first one that they’ll bring back, though?

Fortnite Chapter 2 brought everything back to basics. The loot pool is meat and potatoes. Epic even removed most of the mobility options from the game, leaving us to run, swim, and drive a boat.

One thing we know about Fortnite is that it’s always going to change. Epic will add more mobility to Fortnite in the future – even if we have to wait until next season.

Ahead, we’ll take a look at five of the most popular mobility tools from previous seasons and speculate as to which one could be coming first.

1. Launch Pads

Launch Pads are probably everyone’s number-one pick for the first mobility item to return to Fortnite. It’s the old classic and was the first mobility item Epic added for Chapter 1.

Chances are, we haven’t seen the last of your old friend, the Launch Pad. Most players would be happy to see this one return. There are very few downsides to adding the Launch Pad back into Fortnite.

2. Bouncers

Fortnite Bouncer Fall Damage Bug

Bouncers are a strong contender for the first mobility option as well. They don’t send you too far but are a great way to avoid fall damage if you build up too high.

Bouncers also provide a way to make creative plays in a Fortnite match; whether you’re taking the high ground, bouncing a player into the storm, or landing a trickshot.

3. Impulse Grenades

Impulse Grenades might be the most objectively fair mobility item if there’s no other mobility in Fortnite. They serve as fantastic situational mobility but they don’t break through structures as the Shockwaves do.

You also have to worry about fall damage with Shockwaves, which adds a fun “meme” element to the game. Impulses are the only mobility items on this list that can actually kill an opponent.

Impulses will be a tame mobility addition, but they’re better than nothing and fair when left on their own.

Shockwaves

Shockwaves were king while they were in the game. They provide one of the safest and most consistent mobility options in Fortnite – especially if you throw them in your box correctly.

On the other hand, they may be too powerful without Bouncers and Launch Pads to accompany them. Having Shockwaves in a late-game competitive match puts you at a huge advantage for rotating and taking high ground.

Grappler

The Grappler is probably the least likely to come back to Fortnite Chapter 2 – at least as the first mobility solution. These would probably be too overpowered in the current state of Fortnite.

Remember, we’re operating under the assumption that only one mobility item will be added. If Grapplers were on their own, they would be far too powerful compared to someone having no mobility at all.

Which mobility item do you want to see come back to Fortnite? Is it one of these or something off of the list like the Rift-to-Go or Shadow Bomb? Let us know in the comments.

Patch Notes

Fortnite v13.40 patch notes – Joy Ride Cars

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After weeks of anticipation, Epic Games have finally added cars into the game as the headline attraction in the August 5 Fortnite v13.40 update.

Dataminers first released the news that vehicles would be coming to the game early in Chapter 2 Season 3, and were expected to arrive in v13.30, only for Epic to confirm that they had been delayed.

Finally, we can start our engines and get ready to cruise around the island, with the August 5 patch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices putting the keys in our hands as Joy Ride vehicles make their long-awaited debut in the game.

A truck from Fortnite's Joy Ride car set.
A number of new vehicles are heading to Fortnite, including cars and trucks. Credit: Epic Games

Joy Ride vehicles

Of course, the headline addition in this patch is the introduction of cars, giving players a new way to rotate around the island in search of Victory Royales.

Four vehicles will be coming in this update,: A sedan called Prevalent. a pick-up truck named Bear, a truck with the name Mudflap, and a sportscar that goes by the name Whiplash. Vehicles will come with 500 health, meaning you should be able to take some damage while driving round before it explodes.

Of course, they will go bang should you get too much though, dealing 800 damage to structures and anywhere between 50 to 200 damage to players depending how close you’re standing at the moment it explodes.

Radio Stations

Of course, you can’t go on a roadtrip across the Fortnite map without some tunes to enjoy, so Epic Games have introduced radio stations so you always have some music to listen to while you zoom across the map.

The tracks featured on these stations have yet to be confirmed, but it appears there is some copyrighted-music, as in an email to content creators the developers confirmed there would be a ‘copyright-safe; playlist to help streamers avoid getting in trouble.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games are fixing some bugs and glitches in the v13.40 patch, with a number of issues mentioned on their official Trello board as now fixed. You can view the full list below, including Slow Glider problems, and some bugs with Season 3 Quests.

General

  • Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

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  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in match / incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at the Yacht” instead.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.

Creative Mode

  • Arena Island progress reset soon.
  • Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
  • Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap.
  • Crash on consoles when renaming a device.
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Fortnite players are using these trickshot strategies to rotate

Pro Fortnite players are taking a page out of the trick-shotting book.

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Rotating in competitive Fortnite has gone through a ton of iterations. We had the days of the Baller, the Shockwaves, the Shadow Bombs, and, of course, the post-Launch Pad removal days when people would just have an unspoken truce while they walked to the next circle.

Players are always trying to find a safe and reliable way to make it to the next zone without getting shot. For a while, the best way to do this has been with the short-pad. This involves building a ramp over a Launch Pad so that it shoots you straight rather than into the air.

With the addition of Crash Pads into the competitive loot pool, however, players are beginning to use them in conjunction with Launch Pads to jump further while remaining safe. Here’s one example from YouTuber OrangeGuy, although there are easier variations to pull off.

OrangeGuy got some flack for this tweet from players who said “trick-shotters have been doing this since Crash Pads came out.” This is true – they have been – but they’ve been using the strategy in a much flashier way.

Now, competitive players can use the strategy – not to hit crazy shots but to move to the next zone. Here’s a much easier and quicker way to use this strategy than what OrangeGuy showcased.

We’re sure that pros will continue to innovate on this strategy – as always – and we’ll be here to showcase some of the more interesting variants. Until we inevitably find a new one – this strategy is one of the best ways to make it to the next zone in a hurry.

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What to expect when cars enter Fortnite

Cars are coming to Fortnite on August 5. Here’s how they’ll work.

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A truck from Fortnite's Joy Ride car set.

Finally, the long wait is over. Cars are coming to Fortnite on August 5. Epic announced their release in a series of tweets on August 3 and 4, hyping up the community for what might be the most anticipated release of Fortnite Chapter 2.

Since the community has been waiting for cars for so long, data miners have been giving players what they want in the way of leaks as to how these cars will perform. For instance, we know that there will be four different types of cars in the game. Epic are releasing the names of these cars as promotion for their release, but FortTory gave us the stats back in June.

As many players already know, you’ll need to refuel the cars while you drive around. You can already see the gas station icons scattered around the map while using a boat or Choppa – the former is disabled at the time of writing, although it had been visible for weeks.

We also know a bit about the mechanics of cars. You will, reportedly, be able to gain metal by using the tire skid mechanic to run into things. The maximum speed will likely depend on the car, but will, reportedly, top-out at 45 mph.

Predictably, cars will damage players when they explode. The numbers in the game files were 200 damage to a player – enough to one-shot. This could be changed when the cars come out, however.

According to some of the additional leaks, the number of cars that spawn around the map will vary from game to game. There will be at least one on the map at all times and a maximum of 10.

Again, this could change and may have been a placeholder, as this particular piece of information comes from a couple of months ago when cars were first found in the game files.

Of course, all of this is subject to change. We’ll know everything for sure when the new patch releases tomorrow, August 5. We’ll have you covered with everything you need to know about cars when they make their way into Fortnite, so stay tuned!

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