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Fortnite is Getting a Rocket League Racing Spin-Off


Rocket Racing launch date revealed

Rocket League is a fantastic game, but for racing fans, it lacks that racing element. Fear not, however, as Rocket Racing is here to scratch that itch for racing fans. Launching on Fortnite, the long-rumoured Rocket League racing spin-off now has a release date.

Ready for launch

Rocket Racing is a brand-new racing title developed specifically for Fortnite. Created by Psyonix, the same studio behind the acclaimed Rocket League, Rocket Racing is rumoured to feature a global leaderboard, AI drivers, and even map voting.

Rocket Racing Fortnite screenshot
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According to the announcement, Rocket Racing is a "supersonic arcade racer where players drift, fly, and boost with friends through an ever-growing selection of tracks." Other than the release date, that's the only official info we have to go on.

The game was initially unveiled during Fortnite’s The Big Bang event on 2 December. Featuring a performance by Eminem, the virtual concert revealed the first look at Rocket Racing. Now, we know when Rocket Racing will screech into Fortnite.

Rocket Racing will launch on 8 December, and will be exclusively available to Fortnite players. We expect to learn more about the game during The Game Awards on 7 December, where Epic Games could confirm if some of the rumoured features are true.

With Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton recently being added to Fortnite, it seems as though the global battle royale title is leaning more into the racing genre.

What is Rocket Racing?

The first rumours about Rocket Racing started circulating back in October this year. Back then, the game was said to be called Rocket League Racing and was rumoured to initially be an expansion of Rocket League.

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With Rocket League published by Fortnite developers Epic Games, there was also a chance that Rocket Racing could be an expansion to Fortnite rather than Rocket League. This has now been confirmed as true, with Rocket Racing only available through Fortnite as part of the game’s Season 5 update.

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