On the social media or in the Fortnite community, you may have heard other Fortnite players wonder about who the bus driver in Fortnite is. Their curiosity makes you also want to know about who the bus driver in Fortnite is. So, here is the information that I got about who the bus driver in Fortnite is according to some online sources.
The Bus Driver in Fortnite
It seems that no one knows who the bus driver in Fortnite is. There is no information about the driver including the character, appearance, the real name and even the gender. According to the Pro Game Guides, most community members have referred to the Bus Driver using he or him pronouns which means that they assume that the bus driver is a man. However, the Fortnite Twitter account referred to the driver with neutral pronouns as you are able to read on a tweet which was posted by the Fortnite Twitter account on December 15th, 2017 below.
“Brain Freeze?! Our bus driver drank some nearly frozen slurp juice. They’ve since recovered and we’re ready to go wheels up!”
Meanwhile, according to the Sportskeeda, there are a number of Fortnite leakers and community members who thought that the bus driver might be an important character yet to be revealed or even truly imagined by Donald Mustard.
In the past, there was a trailer which showed the bus driver was Tomato Man. However, as you know that it was a Tomato Man-themed promotional trailer for Fortnite which means that the real bus driver is not Tomato-Man and we can say that the Tomato Man was simply posing as the bus driver to be suitable with the theme.
So, until now, we can conclude that no one knows who the bus driver in Fortnite is and there are a number of Fortnite players who just made a speculation and assumption about the bus driver.
The Time of The Bus Driver Was Introduced in Fortnite
As explained on the Pro Game Guides, it seems that the bus driver has been in the game since the beginning of Fortnite’s inception. At first, Thanking the Bus Driver did not become an option. And then, there was a petition which was created by Kody Keddie. This petition was created after quite a while of fans discussing their wish to thank the driver. Then, in 2018, thanking the bus driver feature was introduced. So, it seems that in 2018, the community interest in the Fortnite Bus Driver really increased.
The Things That You Can Do with the Bus Driver
There are a number of interactions that you are able to do with the bus driver in Fortnite. One of them is to thank them where this action also becomes the most popular action that players can do with the bus driver. Even though thanking the bus driver in Fortnite is not something special, there are a lot of players who find that it is fun to do that even though it is only a symbolic gesture.
Not only thanking the bus driver, you are also able to tip the bus driver after the bus lands. Once again, doing this is only for fun.
The Way to Thank the Bus Driver in Fortnite
After you know that you are able to thank the bus driver in Fortnite, now you may wonder how to do that. As explained on Eurogamer, if you want to thank the bus driver in Fortnite, it is very easy because you just have to press whatever button that can bring up the Emotes wheel for you on your current platform and you have to be inside the battle bus. Here is the way to thank the bus driver in Fortnite on all platforms.
- If you want to thank the bus driver on PC, you have to press B on the keyboard while you are inside the Battle Bus.
- If you want to thank the bus driver on PS4, you have to press Down on the D-pad while you are inside the Battle Bus.
- If you want to thank the bus driver on Xbox One, you have to press Down on the D-pad while you are inside the Battle Bus.
- If you want to thank the bus driver on Nintendo Switch, you have to press Down on the D-pad while you are inside the Battle Bus.
- If you want to thank the bus driver on Mobile and Tablets, you need to press the Emote button which is able to be found in the top right corner of the screen while you are inside the Battle Bus.
It is important for you to note that the controls above may be different if you have remapped the button for ‘Emotes’ at any point.
About Battle Bus
In Fortnite, Battle Bus is a modified bus which flies over the map by using a balloon on top of it. The bus looks like a school bus. The function of the bus is to transport players to the island at the beginning of every match. As described on the Fortnite Wiki site, it has a specific path which is randomized each game and the path is always a straight line. If the Battle Bus has reached the end of its path, players who have not exited the bus will be dropped from it soon.
The default bus has a blue paint job and there is also a large hot air balloon which is inflated by a blue flame under it where it permits the vehicle to fly. You may notice that the bus has wheel clamps without tires and it renders it immobile on the ground.
Because there were multiple Vindertech logos on it, the Battle Bus was most likely created by Vindertech. In The End Event when the map was being sucked into a Black Hole, the Battle Bus could be seen flying into it and the horn noise could be heard as well.
In chapter 1, there were multiple crashed Battle Bus which could be discovered across the map for each Halloween event.