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Fortnite’s new update lets you turn any car into a monster truck

Players can also customize their own superhero skins

A sports car in Fortnite tricked out with giant off-road tires Image: Epic Games

Fortnite’s latest update has arrived, and it brings a ridiculous new gadget that makes car tires massive. With this new vehicle mod, Fortnite players can turn any vehicle into an off-road monster. The patch also gives the game a new line of superhero skins that players can customize however they want.

The Off-Road Tires vehicle mod can be found scattered around the island, particularly in places like garages — which makes sense. Once you pick up the tires they sit in your inventory until you select them, aim them at a car, then apply the mod to that vehicle.

The tires themselves are huge and will give any vehicle a bit of a lift, but they also give cars some pretty impressive traction. Once the tires are applied to any of Fortnite’s cars, including the fastest ones, they instantly gain excellent handling and maneuvering. But the grip isn’t limited to just regular terrain. These tires are so impressive that you can actually use them to drive straight up the side of a mountain if you want to.

The other big addition to Fortnite, which arrived on Monday night, is a new line of superhero skins that players can customize in dozens of different ways. Players start by picking one of several base skins, then they can change their character’s costume, superhero emblem, and other options.

A screenshot of the Fortnite store with its superhero outfit options
Fortnite’s superhero skin options
Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Tuesday has been chock full of Fortnite announcements. In addition to the new update, Sony announced that Aloy, the main character from Horizon Zero Dawn, is joining the game on April 15 and getting a crossover mode with Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft the next day. Meanwhile, Fortnite maker Epic Games announced that it has completed a round of funding for $1 billion, including an additional investment of $200 million from Sony.

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