Fortnite cars: when cars are coming to Fortnite in 13.30 patch - and how to get the latest season 3 update

According to HYPEX the Fortnite cars feature will be one of the main additions of the upcoming 13.30 patch

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 3:27 pm
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With the release of Season 3 of Fortnite's Chapter 2 some weeks ago, a number of exciting new features were promised for the popular battle royale game.

One such addition was cars - a "new way to get around."

But with another of Chapter 3's big selling points being the fact the game's island has now been flooded, introducing new, water-based locations and ways to play, driving conditions were less than ideal.

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At the time, developers Epic Games said: "As time goes on and water recedes even more locations will be uncovered.

"And as the roadways become more open, you'll discover new ways to get around."

So just when can we expect to see cars in the game?

When are cars coming to Fortnite?

At the time of writing, there's been no official confirmation from Epic Games as to when cars might be driveable in Fortnite.

But thanks to information uncovered by a reliable leaker and dataminer (somebody who pores through the game's code to find clues to new features hidden within files), we may have an idea.

According to HYPEX - who has had success in the past - the Fortnite cars feature will be one of the main additions of the upcoming 13.30 patch.

"The cars are scheduled to be released on the 21st [July]", they Tweeted.

Water levels in the game continue to fall ahead of whatever is coming in the game's next update, so when cars do launch, there'll be much more land to explore.

When will the game be updated?

In recent weeks, Fortnite's weekly updates have begun with server downtime beginning at 7am UK time.

There's no set time for how long these updates last, but servers are usually down for a couple of hours at most.

How do I update the game?

Many gamers have their consoles set to install game updates automatically, so if you’re just now booting up your machine, it could be that you don’t need to do anything at all to jump into the latest version of Fortnite.

But for those who need to update manually, here’s a quick guide:

On Xbox One, press the Home button on your controller and select Games & Apps. From there, select Updates, and you should see a Fortnite tile appear. Select it, press the Menu button, and select Update.

PlayStation 4 players need to highlight Fortnite in the console’s main menu, press the Options button on your controller, and press Check For Updates. If there is an update, the game update will be put into your download queue and once completed, you will be informed by an on-screen message.

Nintendo Switch users should ensure their console is connected to the Internet, and from the HOME Menu, select the icon for the software you wish to update without starting the game or application. Press the + or - Button on your controller, then select Software Update followed by Via the Internet.

Of course, with Fortnite releasing patches and updates on a weekly basis, it’s highly advised you set up automatic updates on your console of choice, to streamline your experience.