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Fortnite's Halloween Event "Fortnitemares" Confirmed [Update]

Darkness has risen.


Update 2: Alongside the new Fortnite 6.20 update, Fortnitemares is officially live. This brings with a special new mode along with challenges, including one that has you dance with gargoyles. New challenges will be rolled our regularly, in addition to the standard weekly challenges we normally see on Thursdays.

Update: Epic has released yet another Fortnite event teaser, this one reaffirming that Fortnitemares will begin on Wednesday, October 24. The tweet reads, "The crack of lightning / Illuminates your wins / Arise, dark ones- / The fight begins." It's accompanied by the image below, which doesn't include a look at any of the inevitable new skins we'll get as part of the event.

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Original Story: Epic has begun teasing an apparent Halloween event for Fortnite, titled Fortnitemares. The event will kick off this Wednesday, October 24 and last through Monday, November 26. It promises "spooky rewards" for completing special Fortnitemares challenges, and uses a variation on the Season 6 theme, "Darkness has risen."

One such reward could be a skin that Epic appears to be teasing through Twitter. Three images have been revealed so far, and at least two of them look like they fit together like a puzzle. The Fortnitemares rewards will probably go through both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes, since Epic has announced that you can win a couple of skins by logging onto Save the World during the event.

That same announcement gave word that the Save the World mode, which had been planned for release as a free-to-play mode this year, won't be switching to free after all. That means to earn any Fortnitemare rewards you'll need to be a founder, but the studio is offering those packages at half-price.

The whole season is fairly creepy, and its biggest Battle Pass reward is the Dire Wolf skin that changes you into more and more of a werewolf as you level it up. We've also seen a slow drip of special Halloween skins. For more Halloween events, check out our Halloween roundup.

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