The seasonal Halloween event Fortnitemares returns again this year to mega-popular online shooter Fortnite. The event adds new Cube Monsters, outfits, and weapons as well as its own set of challenges. Fortnitemares 2018 will last for about a month.
Fortnitemares 2018 actually borrows from the game’s less popular co-op Save the World mode. AI monsters are now invading the PVP world of Fortnite Battle Royale, spawning from a mysterious cube in the world. The enemies will drop some nice loot if you can brave the distraction.
The new purchasable Deadfire skin is also more than just a cosmetic outfit. It features its own progression system. That means it will actually update and change styles based on how much damage players deal as well as how long they can stay alive. The Deadfire outfit includes the Shackled Stone Back Bling. The matching Dark Shard pickaxe is sold separately.
New weapons include the Six Shooter and Fiend Hunter Crossbow.
The event will also add new challenges that will unlock their own cosmetic items. But this time the challenges will change every few days. The first set of challenges are as follows:
- Destroy Cube Monsters
- Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters
- Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches
- Dance at different Gargoyles
Completing the final set of challenges earns you the spiffy Dark Engine glider.
Fortnite Save the World also benefits from the Fortnitemares Update with multiple story quests and rewards.
Fortnite is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, and Android. It’s rated T for Teen.
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The bundle includes 1,000 V-Bucks (about $10 of in-game currency) and the Double Helix Set. The Double Helix Set consists of a unique character outfit, back bling, glider, and pickaxe, as shown on the box. The V-Bucks are enough to purchase one season’s Battle Pass, which cost 950 V-Bucks.
If you’re playing Fortnite regularly, you want the Battle Pass to be able to unlock new items and rewards as you play. Fortnite Battle Royale is currently in the middle of season five.
Fortnite is currently enjoying the status of being one of the most popular and well-known games on the planet. The Battle Royale mode is free-to-play, and pits 100 players in a free-for-all match for the last person standing.
Players drop onto an island and must scavenge for supplies and weapons while staying alive against an ever-shrinking zone of play. Its art style, intuitive gameplay, and the fact that it’s free has proven particularly popular with kids, teens, and young people. It also makes for an entertaining spectator sport. It’s rated T for Teen. Read our Parental Guide to Fortnite for more information.
Fortnite is primarily supported through seasonal Battle Passes. Players can purchase these to unlock a series of progressive rewards while playing. Each Battle Pass costs about $10, and seasons generally last a few months.
Fortnite launched on Switch earlier this summer. The Fortnite Switch Bundle will arrive on October 3.
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