Like every year, the scary Halloween event Fortnitemares is back !
This year the event will be called Fortnitemares 2020 : Midas' Revenge and will bring back the spirits of the dead to haunt Fortnite Island. A busy program awaits the most determined players, new enemies, new challenges, new skins, concert, everything is there to make the event a terrifying success. Find here a summary of the most relevant news about Fortnitemares.
The Revenge of Shadow Midas in Fortnitemares 2020
The event will follow the arrival of Shadow Midas, who has taken over the Authority and awakened his henchmen as part of his plot to turn players into Shadows. During the event, each time you are eliminated, you will transform into a Shadow and return to haunt Fortnite Island and the players who are still alive. Shadows will have special powers like the ability of possessing the body of vehicles and other abilities to be discovered to help them eliminate living players.
The new challenges offered throughout the event will allow you to get your hands on new special Halloween-themed rewards, including the Shadow Midas skin, Smash O' Lantern Pickaxe, Bobo Back Bling, Midas' Shadow Wrap and more.
In addition to the classic Battle Royale mode, many other activities will also accompany this year's Fortnitemares event. There will be a variety of challenges to complete and cosmetic items to unlock.
Fortnitemares 2020 will begin on October 21st and will continue until November 3rd.
Fortnitemares 2020 : The most scariest new skins
As every years, the event brings new content and new skins. Here are the main skins that will be on sale during the event, enough to scare all of your friends. This list was made with official Epic Games announcements and with the Hypex leak on Twitter.
Skull Squad Pack :
We start with the Skull Squad pack, we can find emblematic skins that everybody knows but with but with a skeleton design that will make them more "halloween" and scary like the FishSkull (Fishman), Skull Squad Leader (Cuddle Team Leader), Bone Boss (Boss Burger) or Bone Ravage (Ravage).This pack also includes gliders, back bling and pickaxes that remain in the same theme (see image above).
Skull trooper was also given a special new fluorescent design. This skin will be very useful during a concert (more info below).
Punk & The Good Doctor
Punk and the Good Doctor are skins that were previously leaked by Hypex. Beware anyway of the Doctor, in this Halloween period, it is possible that his new miracle cure will turn your head into a pumpkin like "Punk" or something much worse ...
Baba Yaga & Ravina skins
We have here two original designs with a skin "Baba Yaga" an old witch ready to put a curse on you, and "Ravina" a creature with demon horns and a gothic look. These skins are also leaked by Hypex.
In order to know all the skins of the event, we are preparing a special article with all the skins that will be available as soon as possible.
The first challenges were unlocked on October 21st. 3 other challenges will be available on October 24 and the last 3 challenges on October 27.
Fortnitemares 2020 Challenges are available for 12 days, you need to finish them until the November 2.
The first three challenges are :
- Become a shadow 3 times
- Travel 100 meters on a Witch Broom
- Eat 25 candys
Become a Shadow 3 times
If you die during this event, you will get a second chance and take the form of a shadow with new powers. The shadow transformation will be automatic after a short animation. All you have to do is to die 3 times and take this new form to defeat as many enemies as possible.
Fortnitemares rewards : 40 000 XP
Travel 100 meters on a Witch Broom
This challenge will require you to fly a cumulative distance of 100m using a magic witch's broom. This new object appeared with the patch 14.40, entirely dedicated to the Halloween festivities on the Battle Royale. You'll find brooms in several places on the map, but there's one place that has them in almost every game : the Witch's Cabin northwest of Salty Springs. The item has cooldown but you can complete the challenge in one go.
Fortnitemares rewards : 40 000 XP
Here is the map of the witch's broom locations :
Eat 25 Candy
This challenge will require you to eat a total of 25 candies in the game. In spite of the indication that you should validate the challenge in teams of 4 players, it is important to know that this challenge is in fact the simplest one. The sweets are indeed at the doors of many houses on the island, in pumpkin-shaped candy jars.
We recommend the two northernmost homes on Lazy Lake. At the door of each of them, you will find a jar full of candy !
Fortnitemares rewards : Midas' Shadow wrap
Fortnitemares 2020 : J Balvin concert
After the success of many concerts such as Marshmello's or Travis Scott's, it's J Balvin's turn to give his special concert of reggaeton on the island. J Balvin's concert will begin on the main stage of the Battle Royale Island on October 31 at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT for the Afterlife party.
Two replays of this Afterlife Party will take place the next day on the main stage but also on the social application Houseparty, which belongs to Epic Games since summer 2019. In addition, all owners of the Party Trooper outfit (on sale in the store for the rest of October) who attend the Afterlife Party will unlock the exclusive J Balvin style for that outfit. You can see on this picture that the original skin is on the right, and the special skin unlockable during the concert is on the left.
That's about it for the Fortnitemares 2020 event, if you want to know more, we will keep you informed about the new challenges and skins that will be on sale.