Fortnite Has Removed All Cop Cars From Both Modes

Fortnite Has Removed All Cop Cars From Both Modes

And it appears to be deliberate.

Over the weekend, Fortnite players across both modes, Battle Royale and Save the World, noticed that police cars seemed to be missing from the game entirely. Now, a new report has indicated that this change from Epic Games was deliberate.

Kotaku first noted over the weekend that Fortnite players were wondering where all the police cars had gone from the game's two modes. They were entirely gone from the Save the World mode, while the police vehicles had instead been replaced with civilian vehicles in Battle Royale.

Today, a source close to the development of Fortnite has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the removal of police cars from the game was deliberate. This is in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota earlier this month, which would go on to inspire nationwide (and worldwide) protests against police brutality.

We should point out that although you can't drive cars in Fortnite Battle Royale right now, this ability will be introduced later in Chapter 2: Season 3. This is in accordance with the Battle Royale map eventually drying out from the huge flood that closed out Season 2.

The games industry at large has responded to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests over the last few weeks. Call of Duty and Apex Legends have in-game messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, while games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Splatoon 2 have held virtual protests in support of the movement.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

In other news

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

Need help?

Apex Legends Vaults - Where to Find the Vaults and How to Open Them

Need to know how to find a Vault Key in Apex Legends to open one of the three vaults? We've got you covered.

Gears 5 Collectibles - How to Find All Collectible Locations

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 collectible locations, including Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 collectibles.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Sekiro Tips - How to Beat Every Boss and Survive in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This is our complete beginner's guide to surviving Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, including a list of essential tips and tricks.