The Fortnite Island is a big place, and sometimes you need a little help getting from A to B when the Storm is on your back. We’ve seen all kinds of crazy vehicles over the years, from Shopping Carts to the controversial X-4 Stormwing Planes.
Cars have been the staple mode of transport for most of Chapters 2 and 3, but could they soon be getting phased out? All cars except IO cars were recently removed from tournament playlists, perhaps it’s time for a trip to the vault after almost two years of being in the game.
Of course, they’re unlikely to go for good. Epic has made the effort to create attachments like Off-Road Tires and Cowcatchers and won’t want them to go to waste. However, with a bunch of new and reworked vehicles rumoured to be on the horizon, the mobility meta could be in for a big change.
So, what’s coming?
Firstly, a new Quad Bike is set to arrive shortly. There aren’t many details on how exactly it will work yet, but it will be interesting to see how this differs from the existing Quadcrasher.
It could be that the Quad Bikes sacrifice boost for improved speed and handling. Maybe they have even dreamed up a larger Quad that can seat four people, to offer team transport that’s riskier than driving a car.
Ballers haven’t been seen since C1:S9, but a lot of fans are excited for a potential new version that has been leaked. They previously divided opinion during World Cup Qualifiers because they made it incredibly easy to swing around the map while protected by a sturdy glass shield.
According to @HYPEX, this fresh Baller will have a whopping 400HP, which is 33% stronger than the original even before it was nerfed. From the wording of his Tweet, we can probably anticipate some other key differences too.
Though we don’t know quite when the vehicles above will arrive, we can expect to see the Seven’s Choppa in-game within the next few weeks. Dataminer @iFireMonkey says that we will be able to fund them with bars at various Seven Outposts later this season.
The files for the standard Choppa have been updated, though it’s unclear right now whether the changes will be purely cosmetic. These helicopters were very well balanced the first time round, so let’s hope they don’t go too overboard with adding missiles or turrets etc.
With a little over a month remaining in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, it won’t be long till we discover what else Epic Games is hiding up their sleeve. Next season promises to be a lot of fun, with some huge collaborations on the cards.