It seems cars are finally arriving in Fortnite this week. The game’s “Joy Ride” update will roll out on Wednesday, August 5, developer Epic announced on Twitter, and it appears the patch will introduce the long-absent vehicles to the battle royale shooter.
Epic hasn’t shared any other details about the Joy Ride update beyond its release date, although the announcement was accompanied by an image showing off a blue and red car. “It’s not just a name. It’s a warning,” the tweet reads, effectively confirming that cars will be the focal point of the update.
We’ve known that cars were coming to Fortnite since Season 3 kicked off back in June, but up until now, the vehicles weren’t actually available in the game. Epic had previously said that more areas and features would begin appearing as the water that flooded Season 3’s map gradually receded, but it wasn’t clear exactly when cars would be added; back on July 23, Epic said the vehicles still wouldn’t be ready for “a few weeks.”
Cars aren’t the only new addition to Fortnite this week; the receding floodwaters also recently revealed a new area called Coral Castle, which is basically Fortnite’s version of Atlantis. The area is located north of Sweaty Sands, and its centerpiece is an ornate castle that’s full of chests to plunder.
There are still a few weeks left in Season 3 of Fortnite, which means Epic still has plenty of challenges in store for players before the season wraps up. If you need help completing them, be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 3 challenges roundup for our maps and guides.