Crazy Taxi is no stranger to clones. I will freely admit enjoying the rather shameless The Simpsons: Road Rage back in the day, and to spending countless hours crashing around Springfield in a hovercar as Professor Frink. Fortnite’s new Tilted Taxis mode feels similar, familiar fare.
The launch of Tilted Taxis as a limited-time mode follows the rather muted arrival of drivable cars in Fortnite at the rear end of last season. Within Fortnite’s main playlists, they appeared and… did not seem to leave a huge impression in day-to-day gameplay. Ever since the game’s machine gun-toting aeroplanes, which Epic Games was forced to repeatedly nerf out of existance, Fortnite has seemed ultra wary of adding any movement option which overly affects the game’s meta.
So fans have been waiting for specific vehicle modes such as this one to really enjoy Fortnite’s cars – and Tilted Taxis has been a while coming. (It was first spotted in the game’s code over a month ago, alongside another possible future addition – a Mario Kart style option.)