Riding animals in Fortnite is now a reality. With the June 4 release of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3: Vibin', users are now able to ride wolves and boars across the map.
It's as simple as locating a wolf or a bear and jumping on top of it. From there, the beast has been tamed and is now fully under the user's control. Unlike operating a vehicle, it is possible to use weapons and build while controlling the animal.
Popular Fortnite content creator Gummyoshi gives us a crash course on riding a wolf in his new YouTube clip below.
How to Ride Animals in Fortnite
Animal AIs have been present since the addition of Loot Sharks in Chapter 2: Season 4, with chickens, frogs, boars, and wolves making their first appearance in Chapter 2: Season 6. Users have been able to "ride" chickens since that update, or rather, hold the chickens to jump higher and fall slower.
Now, wolves and boars are no longer only a source of meat and distraction. It seems they have joined chickens as an alternative mode of transportation across the map. What's next? Riding the Loot Shark bareback? Being able to rift with the Supply Llama? We'll have to wait and see.
Whether or not this new feature serves to attract rodeo enthusiasts to the game is unclear, but along with the other new features that have come with the release of Chapter 3: Season 3, it's all part of the plan. Even if that plan is, simply, to have more fun.