Fortnite: Halloween-Themed “Fortnitemares” Event Begins, Full Details Here (VIDEO)
The looming Cube island hovering above Fortnite was in a sparky spot over the last few days, with lightning firing from its base and ultimately triggering a portal to open in the sky. No, the Chitauri aren’t invading, it’s the recently-teased Fortnitemares Halloween event finally debuting its spooky event proceedings.
Darkness has finally risen in the realm of Fortnite as Cube Monsters made their presence known in Battle Royale. The purple beasts indeed look ferocious, but as with anything in Fortnite, it’s nothing a little firepower can’t handle. Weapons such as the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, Dark Shard pickaxe, and the Six Shooter are now newly available, as is the special Deadfire Outfit that makes a grand appearance in the Fortnitemares trailer seen below.
The Deadfire Outfit is pleasing to the eye, but the attire also provides enjoyment in its reactive special feature: changing appearance based on the skill level of its wearer. The attire will cycle through two additional styles as players deal damage and rack up match time in multiplayer. Upon reaching the second tier, the initial outfit adopts a neon blue and purple color scheme, and spawning flames as the the top level is achieved.
Of course, events wouldn’t be “events” without challenges, and Fortnitemares is no different in this respect. The first round of challenges sees players destroy Cube Monsters, deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols, visit Corrupted Areas in different matches, and do a dance at varied Gargoyle locations. Anyone able to conquer these assortment of tasks will be awarded the chugging awesome Dark Engine glider.
- Destroy Cube Monsters
- Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters
- Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches
- Dance at different Gargoyles
On the Save the World side of things, the spooky setting of Hexsylvania makes its eventful return, allowing for new rewards to be earned through the mode’s multiple story quests. Completing quests also yields festive currency (Candy) which can be exchanged in the event store for a special event-themed Llama or two. Other pieces of content coming up for the duration of Fortnitemares include special item and skins variants, and a teased number of new and returning Heroes from previous Halloween proceedings.
- Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez (Free to Founders)
- New and returning Fortnitemares Heroes.
- Rat Rod Weapon Set
- And a few more surprises along the way…
The latest event to come to Fortnite arrives following a series of teases hints regarding another round of Halloween celebrations. Season 6’s long-running Cube saga also culminated in this year’s Fortnitemares, presenting the question of what’s next for the game’s floating island. If it ends up anything like the past few developments, it’ll be just as baffling and speculation-inspiring as ever. Fortnite is now available for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
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