A selection of cars driving at speed with characters crouching on the top of all the cars.
Image credit: Epic Games

Rocket League Finally Has a Racing Game… In Fortnite

The car football (or ‘SocCar’) game Rocket League was always unique in the driving games space. Now it has finally gotten the racing treatment, albeit in a different game entirely.

Have you ever played Rocket League and thought “I wish this had a racing game mode”? Well, good news! Sort of. There is now an option for this, with Rocket Racing filling that gap.

The only stipulation, however: You can only play it within Fortnite. Launching on 8 December alongside LEGO Fortnite and Fortnite Festival, Rocket Racing has the air jumping, boosting and sideway flips onto walls and ceilings that you have come to expect in Rocket League.

How to Access Rocket Racing in Fortnite

Both Fortnite and Rocket League are under the control of Epic Games, which explains the close partnership. In fact just under a month ago, Lewis Hamilton collaborated with Epic Games with themed items appearing in both games.

Luckily, Fortnite is free-to-play, so if you want to access Rocket Racing, it will not cost you anything. Once in Fortnite, go to the Discover tab and scroll down to the ‘By Epic’ row, where you can select Rocket Racing.

A car in mid-air between two canyons with a road ahead.
Drift, fly and flip your way through various maps in Rocket Racing. Image credit: Epic Games

The game mode is your contemporary arcade racer, with players able to customise their own cars. There are even cars that once acquired in Fortnite Rocket Racing, can also then be found in your inventory on Rocket League, although costing quite a few VBucks.

In the game, you can go through a tutorial on how to get the most speed out of the car. Techniques include drifting that result in a boost, avoiding hazards and getting onto higher platforms with flying and flipping. The latter of which can result in driving on walls and ceilings.

Utilising all the same mechanics in Rocket League, instead of trying to get a ball in a goal, now it is all about getting around a set of tracks as quickly as possible.

How to Play

Fortnite is available to download for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC. Additionally, you can play through cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Amazon Luna.

Editor’s Take

I have been a Rocket League player since the month it launched, and always believed it was a true gem. The simple concept of car football really worked, and you could argue that Rocket Racing just makes it like any other arcade racer out there.

That is not my issue with it though, because what made Rocket League so unique still remains. You would think that the game mode would be available in the game it is actually based on! So until Rocket Racing becomes available in Rocket League, I will not be playing it. I already have too many games taking up my memory space, I can not be adding Fortnite to it.

Will you be playing Rocket Racing if you already have Fortnite? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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