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This Item/Mechanic is not present in competitive playlists.
It can still be found in core playlists and other game modes when available.

Cars are a subset of Vehicles in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3.

Functionality and Classification

Cars are land vehicles, which can ferry players from one location to another. All cars have a driver seat, and 1 to 7 more individual seats for any players. Players can also ride atop Cars without falling off of them. Cars require fuel to function, and will spawn with fuel that can be replenished with a Gas Can or a pump from a Gas Station. When a car runs out of fuel, it will slowly come to a halt. Like most vehicles, the driver of a car cannot use weapons or build, but passengers can. Cars will deal damage to players if they are rammed by one at a high speed. This will also knock them high into the air and take any fall damage.

Cars have varying pools of health, and will explode into a flaming chassis on destruction, which causes fire to spread. Cars can only be healed with a Campfire or a Repair torch. When a tire on a car is destroyed, it will lose some control and take 1 damage per second for each lost tire. Tires can be repaired with a Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires, which also buffs their wheels to have greater offroad capabilities. Cow Catchers can also be added to deal greater damage when ramming structures, vehicles or opponents.

Cars range in speed, with some more suited to driving on roads, and others with no differences between on road and offroad driving. Cars will float on water but will sink if they remain on it for too long. If a car flips over, it can be flipped with the interact key. Cars can also be harvested for Metal at a rate of 2 per swing.

All cars have access to Radio Stations and a Horn, the latter of which is activated by pressing the aim button.

Some cars are 'Booted', meaning they will not be able to be driven. This is indicated by the yellow boot on one of the wheels, and a lack of an ability to enter them. There is no way to un-boot a car.

Types of Cars

There are five main car types in game, each of which have different stats, function and visuals. See the tabbers below to find out about each car.

Islander Prevalent

The Islander Prevalent (also known as the Sedan) is a Car in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3 alongside the cars themselves.

Description

The Prevalent is a 4 wheeled, medium speed car with 4 seats. It spawns with 40-100 fuel in, and can be found booted. The Islander Prevalent is best suited for on road driving, but it does not have the worst offroad capabilities compared to other cars. It is tied for the lowest amount of HP.

Like all cars it can be upgraded with Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires and has access to Radio Stations.

Types

The Islander prevalent has three variations:

Name Icon Found Differences
Prevalent G2020
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Everywhere Unique Paint Job. Slightly Better handling,
Taxi
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Everywhere Unique Icon, identical aside from name and appearance.
IO
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Satellite Stations (Previous)

IO Camps (Previous)

Command Cavern
Various IO occupied locations

Faster and Quieter, with a unique paint job.

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Trivia

  • When damaged, the Prevalent will lose the lock on its trunk, causing it to flap around as the car moves.
  • Prior to its inclusion as a drivable vehicle, the Prevalent was used for most car props on the Chapter 2 map.
    • Included as one of these props was a Police Car. This was removed around May of 2020, in line with controversy surrounding police brutality which prompted the model's removal.

Victory Motors Whiplash

The Victory Motors Whiplash is a Car in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3 alongside the cars themselves.

Description

The Whiplash is a 4 wheeled, high speed car with 2 seats. It spawns with 40-100 fuel in (Unlimited if the Mark 51), and can be found booted. The Victory Motors Whiplash is best suited for on road driving, and is severely limited off-road. It is tied for the lowest amount of HP. The Whiplash has a Boost function, which drains fuel at a high speed in exchange for faster movement speed.

Like all cars it can be upgraded with Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires and has access to Radio Stations.

Types

The Victory Motors Whiplash has five variations:

Name Icon Found Differences
Whiplash VR1
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Everywhere Accelerates faster, has a unique paint job.
Super Circuit
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Boost Pad Sports a unique paint job. Made as a collaboration between Fortnite and Rocket League. Has a better boost than the regular whiplash, otherwise it is mechanically identical to the normal variant.
Mark 51
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Stark Industries Unlimited Amount of Fuel. Has a unique icon.
Decayed Whiplash
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Various Appears rusted and broken, even as far as it including no tires. It can only be driven by using a Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires.
Ferrari 296 GTB
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Everywhere The Ferrari 296 GTB is a re-skinned whiplash with a unique world model and name. It is part of the Fortnite and Ferrari Collaboration. Has a unique icon.

Audio (Ferrari 296 GTB)

Description Audio
Acceleration
Deceleration
Gear Shift 1
2
3
4
5
Horn
Idling
Ignition
Shutoff

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Trivia

  • Its license plate reads "SUPA-F4ST" (super fast), referencing the high speed of the Whiplash.
  • When the vehicle is significantly damaged, the spoiler will come loose.
  • The Whiplash is the only Car to have been Vaulted, as it could not be found when the Ferrari 296 GTB was present in the game.
    • However, one could consider this false, as the Vehicle was identical in function.
  • A Ferrari 296 GTB would 100% spawn at the Gas Station west of Holly Hatchery.

OG Bear

The OG Bear is a Car in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3 alongside the cars themselves.

Description

The Bear is a 4 wheeled, medium speed car with 2 seats, two inside and two in the truck bed. It spawns with 40-100 fuel in, and can be found booted. The OG Bear is best suited for off-road driving, but drives at an equal speed on-road. It has the 2nd most HP of all cars.

Like all cars it can be upgraded with Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires and has access to Radio Stations.

Types

The OG Bear has one variation:

Name Icon Found Differences
4x4
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Everywhere Sports a unique paint job.

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Trivia

  • When damaged, the door on the bed of the OG Bear will open and flap about.
  • The OG Bear is yet to have a unique version, aside from its standard upgraded version.
  • The OG Bear is the only car in which players can be riding in the vehicle, but are situated on the outside.
  • The name OG refers to 'Original Gangster' in music, a term expanded into popular use as it is a shortening of 'Original'.

Titano Mudflap

The Titano Mudflap (Also Known as the Big Rig or sometimes a Semi) is a Car in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3 alongside the cars themselves.

Description

The Mudflap is a 6 wheeled, slow speed car with 2 seats. It spawns with 40-100 fuel in, and can be found booted. The Titano Mudflap is best suited for on-road driving, and drives slower off-road. It has the most HP of all cars.

Like all cars it can be upgraded with Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires and has access to Radio Stations.

Types

The Titano Mudflap has five variations:

Name Icon Found Differences
OP Max
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Everywhere Sports a unique paint job.
Trask Transport Truck
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Trask Transport Truck Sports a unique paint job. Only found at the rifted Trask Transport Truck Landmark.
Decayed Mudflap
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Boney Burbs Appears rusted and broken, even as far as it including no tires. It can only be driven by using Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires.
IO Truck
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Various IO occupied locations IO version of the Mudflap. Uses a unique paint-job, similar to the IO Islander Prevalent.
Holiday Big Rig
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Vehicle is driven by AI across the map. Winterfest version of the Mudflap, guarded by Sgt. Winter and driven by Red-Nosed Rangers. Significantly faster than the normal Mudflap, has the ability to boost and may have infinite fuel.

Sgt. Winter stands on the back and throws presents for players, before speeding off.

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Trivia

  • The Holiday Big Rig was the first vehicle to drive around the map without player input.
  • The Holiday Big Rig has unlimited fuel, unless you eliminate Sgt. Winter. This way, its fuel will be depleted after several minutes of use.

Armored Battle Bus


The Armored Battle Bus is a Car in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 3: Season 2.

For more information on the Armored Battle Bus, see the Armored Battle Bus page .

History

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.40: Introduced Cars in five variations:
    • Islander Prevalent + GG 2020 Special Variant
    • Islander Prevalent Taxi
    • Victory Motors Whiplash + VR1 Special Variant
    • OG Bear + 4x4 Special Variant
    • Titano Mudflap + OP Max Special Variant

Chapter 2: Season 4

  • Update v14.10: Introduced the Mark 51.
    • Added 2 new colors to the special Prevalent GG 2020.
    • Added the Trask Transport Truck.

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.00: Vaulted the Mark 51.
    • Removed the Trask Transport Truck.
    • Removed the 2 new colors to the special Prevalent GG 2020, leaving it's white version as the sole variant.

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Update v17.00: Introduced the IO Version of Prevalent GG2020, sporting better stats all around. All Cars no longer drop Mechanical Parts.
  • Update v17.20: Introduced the Ferrari 296 GTB, it replaces all Whiplashes, aside from the unique decayed ones..

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Removed the Ferrari 296 GTB. Whiplashes return as normal to replace them.
    • Also introduced the IO Truck. It spawns at Holly Hedges.
  • Update v18.20: Players can now stand on top of moving vehicles, including cars.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: All cars received several Camo variants, which perform the same as the standard versions of the car.
    • Cars can now be modded further with Cow Catchers.
    • Cars can now be repaired with a Repair Torch, restoring all damage including burst tires, and window smashes.
      • March 24th 2022: Introduced the first Armored Battle Bus at Sanctuary.
  • Update v20.30: Reduced spawn rate of Cars in Arena playlists.

Chapter 3: Season 3

Trivia

  • At one point, there was a bug which would occur if a player drove off a high cliff. The player would repeatedly take damage and may be eliminated, with the vehicle being destroyed in the process. This was later patched.
  • While cars as a static prop existed since the beginning of Battle Royale, they had models based on the car props in Save the World.
  • Cars have a 3% chance to spawn with Off-Road Tires, but only 20 of these modified cars will spawn per game.
  • Driving into a Log will almost always cause the log to fall on the car and immediately destroy it, dealing a very large amount of damage.
  • The Elimination Feed when eliminating a player with a car will show the actual model of the car instead of a generic message. Such as "Player eliminated Player with a BEAR".
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