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‘Fortnitemares 2018’ event adds Halloween challenges and a new outfit to Fortnite

Fortnite Halloween event

In celebration of Halloween’s impending arrival, Epic Games is kicking off its second annual Fortnitemares event in Fortnite on Wednesday. In addition to adding new cosmetics to the game, the event also introduces PvE (player vs. environment) content to the Battle Royale mode for the first time, giving players something else to worry about as they scour the map for loot while trying not to be shot in the back by other players.

When you start a round of Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode this week, you’ll be greeted by Cube Monsters (which look a lot like zombies) that emerge from Cube Fragments in the game world. There are new weapons to take them out, such as the Six Shooter and Fiend Hunter Crossbow, and they’ll drop loot when defeated.

Fortnitemares 2018 also contains a set of free challenges to complete, each of which offer a new cosmetic reward. The first set of challenges to complete are to destroy Cube Monsters, deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters, visit a Corrupted Area in different matches, and dance at different Gargoyles.

Every few days, Epic will swap out the old challenges for a new set, and if you complete the final set of challenges, you’ll receive an awesome looking Dark Engine glider. And, of course, there’s a new outfit as well. Seen in full in the image at the top of the post, the new Deadfire Outfit “features in-match progression,” which means it changes styles depending on how much damage you deal to enemies and how long you survive. The outfit also comes with its own Shackled Stone Back Bling, and there’s a Dark Shard pickaxe in the store too.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.