Fortnite Rocket Racing mode: Racing track, car tricks & more

John Esposito
Fortnite Rocket Racing mode: Racing track, car tricks & more

Fortnite’s Big Bang concert gave a glimpse at the future of the title, including a brief snippet of Rocket Racing, a new racing mode. Here’s what you need to know about the mode.

Fortnite‘s OG season is coming to a close, and what a season it’s been. Season OG saw the battle royale reach unprecedented levels of growth, so much so Epic Games will bring it back in 2024.

Funnily enough, legendary rapper Eminem is closing out the blast from the past season with a special in-game concert. However, the concert is much more than it appeared, as it showed brief glimpses of the future of Fortnite.

One of the many glimpses was of Rocket Racing, and it’s coming to Fortnite much sooner than anticipated. Here’s what you need to know.


Fortnite Rocket Racing release date

Fortnite Rocket Racing mode releases on December 8, 2023 across all regions Fortnite is available.

The game mode will be the first dedicated race title where an entirely crafted mode by Epic Games will be implemented in Fortnite.

What is Rocket Racing Fortnite mode?

Over the past few years, the introduction of Fortnite’s Creative mode marked a push towards the battle royale expanding into broader fields. It’s been quite remarkable, as players have created unique worlds or recreated established titles like Call of Duty Zombies in Fortnite.

Rocket Racing is the next iteration of Fortnite’s Creative mode.

Rocket League developer Psyonix will lend a hand in developing this project. Epic Games describes this mode as:

“Rocket Racing is a supersonic arcade racer where players drift, fly, and boost with friends through an ever-growing selection of tracks.”

Given Psyonix is lending a hand, it’s very much inspired by Rocket League as vehicle skins in their hit title populated the debut footage of Rocket Racing.

Fortnite’s Rocket Racing cars and race tracks

Rocket Racing will include cars and decals acquired from the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass and your Rocket League garage. There will be an additional pass when the mode comes out that will grant players free vehicles, wheels and decals.

As mentioned earlier, this new spin on racing in Fortnite will feature “an ever-growing selection of tracks.” Since it’s in Fortnite, you can imagine future maps will be based on previous POIs from the Battle Royale.

A brief glimpse of a desert-looking locale was shown during the reveal, as the player drove through waterfalls and shortcuts to gain advantage in the race.

Car tricks in Rocket Racing

As it’s a racing game, you can expect the usual control scheme to be in place, such as drifting and using turbo to blaze ahead of the competition. Expect to ram into foes as you aim to win at all costs.

However, small snippets showed the player using an “air dodge” to launch and drive their car on the ceiling, possibly to prevent enemies from messing with them.

How the formula unfolds is yet to be seen, but it looks to capture the octane speeds of Rocket League with Fortnite’s charm.

That’s everything you need to know about Rocket Racing in Fortnite. Be sure to stick with Dexerto for Fortnite coverage.

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John graduated with a degree in Sport Management in 2017, before discovering he had a hidden joy for writing. Since then, he's worked for GameRant, Twinfinite, and Jaxon, covering everything related to gaming. Currently, he's a Games Writer for Dexerto, and all tips and tricks welcome: