Having trouble with Fortnite‘s new Rocket Racing mode? Don’t worry, we got you covered with a beginner’s guide.
Fortnite’s Rocket Racing mode is pretty unique, featuring dynamic tracks that can be approached in many different ways.
The mode can be a little difficult at first, especially because the other players can be relentless, but with our help you’ll be leaving everyone in the dust too.
5- Keep an eye out for speed boosts
The most important thing in the Rocket Racing mode is to maintain your top speed. Your base speed will sit somewhere between 600-700 by just accelerating, but that won’t get you very far.
The tracks are littered with speed boosts, mostly in the walls and roofs, which you can attach yourself to thanks to the Rocket League cars.
Hitting as many speed boosts as you can is one of the most important parts of making it to the finish line fast, and keeping track of where they are is important so you can have consistent laps.
4- Learning the tracks
As stated above, the tracks are littered with speed boosts and other opportunities to get ahead, with most of them featuring shortcuts and alternate paths.
Learning the layout of each track helps you figure out which route is the fastest for your playstyle, as some parts will be more drift-heavy while others will be filled with speed boosts.
It always pays to know what the twists and turns of each map are, even though it may be difficult as more maps are unlocked as you rank up.
3- Timing your start boost
If you played a few matches then you must have realized that a few players just dash incredibly fast at the beginning of the matches, and that’s because of an intentional timing mechanic.
Before each race starts, four red circles show up on your screen, the first three turning red, while the last one turns green. Accelerating right as the last circle turns green will give you an incredible surge of speed, depending on how accurate you are.
This initial surge of speed can keep you in the lead for an entire race if used well, and it never hurts to get a good placement as soon as the race starts.
2- Drifting is everything
Drifting is a major part of the Rocket Racing mode, as it can shoot you forward at great speed when done correctly.
Drifting charges up your turbo boosts, and will rocket you forward after lining your car straight again. Drifting is the meat and potatoes of this mode, and it’s extremely important to get good at it.
It’s important to drift in every single turn you make, and with enough practice you can even get surges of speed by drifting in straight roads.
1- Know when to use your turbo boosts
It’s pretty tempting to use your turbo boost as soon as it’s available, but it pays off to have some restraint.
Certain parts of some tracks are absolutely dead, with no corners to get a massive drift going or any speed boosts, and most unprepared players will simply have to hold forward and hope nobody passes them.
Saving your turbo boosts for these moments is a massive game changer, as it lets you gain speed in areas where everyone is forced to go slow on. Each boost can be used twice by pressing the button when it’s flashing again, and you can save up to three charges, making for 6 surges of speed.
Hopefully this guide has helped you get far in the new Rocket Racing mode, and that you are able to unlock the coveted Jackie skin that is awarded to Gold players.
This new mode can be a little daunting at first, but with enough practice you too will be getting first place.