Spooky season is here, which means it’s time for another Forntitemares event. The past couple of years have brought us husks, zombie jump-scares, and the Storm King LTM that gave BR players a taste of Save the World.
We can expect some similar events this season, along with the return of the annual Pumpkin Launcher from the vault. The v14.30 update activated some game files related to the Halloween festivities as well, and here’s what we learned about Fortnitemares 2020
New mobility item
One of the biggest leaks coming out of the v14.30 patch was what looks like a mobility item, similar to Silver Surfer’s Surfboard. According to Hypex, there are brooms in the game files along with a Broom Box – which could be the way to get them. We assume that we’ll be able to ride these like a witch
We don’t know exactly how to get our hands on the brooms or how they’ll work, but we’re guessing that they may be a thematic Mythic item for the Fortnitemares season – a Halloween replacement for Silver Surfer’s Surfboard. We’ll have to wait and see on this one.
Hypex also leaked several consumables that will be available in the Fortnitemares update. These seem like Fortnitemares reworks of existing consumables that you can find in fruit boxes. The Candy Corn will replace Corn, the Pepper Ming will replace the Pepper, the Jelly Bean will replace the Mushroom, and so on.
We also saw a “Candy Bucket,” which could be the replacement for Fruit Boxes in major POIs. Of course, this is only a guess. The Thermal Taffy is a new one, but we can all assume that this will have the same effect as a Thermal Flopper – not a very popular way to view the map.
We’ve already seen some map changes come to Fortnite ahead of the Fortnitemares update. Buildings in Sweaty Sands, Retail Row, and other major POIs are now sporting Halloween decorations in time for the season.
The biggest change currently in the game has to be at the small Superstore POI outside of Holly Hedges. It’s transitioned into a Halloween store, complete with decorations and a new sign. Of course, we expect this to only be the start of what’s to come when Fortnitemares 2020 begins.
We covered this topic last week, but it’s worth mentioning again. Rumors have it that Midas will return for Fortnitemares 2020, bringing some “Ghostly Ghost Henchmen” with him. Instead of a Drum Gun, Midas will, reportedly, be armed with a Gold Scar.
Naturally, we assumed that Midas would return to his old stomping grounds at The Authority (formerly, The Agency). This theory gained further credibility after the v14.30 update, when players noticed that Midas’ iconic golden chair is back at the Authority where it started.
We don’t know exactly when Fortnitemares 2020 will begin, but we can expect it to come into the game as early as this weekend. Of course, we’ll keep you updated with all of the map changes, challenges, and everything else related to the Fortnite Halloween update. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out.
All signs point to The Ghostbusters coming to Fortnite
Fortnite leaks and in-game sightings point to Ghostbusters coming to Fortnite soon.
Fortnite v14.40 introduced the much-anticipated Fortnitemares event to the game. Among the major changes that came with the patch, Midas returned from the dead and reclaimed The Authority – renaming it The Ruins.
This wasn’t the only Halloween-related character who was kicking-around the Fortnite map. As players began to log into Fortnite, some noticed a vehicle sitting under a tarp in Camp Cod. It was none other than the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.
This could just be a small Easter Egg for eagle-eyed fans, but data miners soon corroborated the sighting with some in-game leaks.
iFireMonkey posted a tweet that told fans of some upcoming skins that should be hitting the Item shop in the near future. Two of those cosmetic packs relate to Ghostbusters – suggesting that they’ll be entering Fortnite within the next two weeks.
Fellow data miner, Hypex, added to this speculation with a leak of his own: a Ghostbusters achievement. According to him, players will be able to earn the “I Collect Spores, Molds, and Fungus” achievement by gathering a foraged item while wearing one of the Ghostbusters skins.
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We still don’t know whether we’ll be able to choose one Ghostbusters skin to unlock, or if it will be a cosmetic bundle like the newly-released Skull Squad Pack.
Ghostbusters seems like a perfect addition to the Fortnite universe. The collaboration falls in line with Stranger things from a couple of years ago and gives players another way to celebrate Spooky Season in-game.
Will you be grabbing a Ghostbusters skin if/when they come to Fortnite? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite leak reveals Slurp Bazooka, NPC Snowman & more
We may be seeing our first leaks of what’s to come in Fortnite Season 5.
The Fortnite v14.40 update brought Fortnitemares to the game for 2020, but it also included some game files that gave data miners a few hints as to what’s coming to Fortnite in the future.
Data miner, Hypex, tweeted about some exciting items that should be coming to the game in the near future. Among them were a Slurp Bazooka and a Fire Extinguisher – two items that would add some variety to the loot pool.
He also talked about the potential addition of a “Snowman NPC,” that will give you challenges – possibly with some high-tier loot as a reward.
It stands to reason that the Slurp Bazooka will be a Slurp version of the Bandage Bazooka. Players have been asking for Epic to expand on the two-slot system for a while, and it looks like they’re finally comfortable adding another double-slot item.
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We can only guess as to what the Fire Extinguisher would do – outside of the obvious. It has to have some additional capabilities outside of putting out fires. If not, no one would carry it – unless Epic make fire much more of an issue in the next season.
The Snowman NPC is the most interesting leak out of all of these, and will almost certainly relate to Season 5 – which is presumed to be Fortnite’s first winter-themed season in Chapter 2.
We’ll have to wait and see what all of these new mechanics mean for Fortnite when they enter the game. It seems like we might have to wait until Season 5 to learn more, so we might as well start the hype train early.
Leaked Fortnite 14.40 skins & cosmetic items
Fortnite’s v14.40 update has officially signalled the start of Fortnitemares 2020, and a brand-new patch means we have plenty of leaked skins and cosmetics to take a look at.
While Season 4 has been all about superheroes, Halloween is the name of the game for the next couple of weeks, with Fortnite’s annual spooky event Fortnitemares making it’s welcome return, and bringing back Midas too.
Midas disappeared at the end of Season 2 when his Device experiment ended in disaster, but the 14.40 update sees the character regain control of The Agency thanks to his Shadow Henchmen, who will play a significant role in the game for the next few weeks.
For cosmetics fans, a new update means new skins, gliders, back bling, and more to look at ahead of their addition to the Item Shop, and thanks to data miner HYPEX, we can take a look at everything that will appear in-game over the next few weeks.
As always, new skins are the highlight of any cosmetic drop, and there are plenty for fans to sink their teeth into during the Fortnitemares event.
Beef Boss and Fishstick are two new members of the Skull Squad, while the Skull Trooper himself gets a party makeover. Elsewhere, we have some new default characters for those who like to keep things simple, while the Good Doctor skin has a special emote that sees him transform into a massive monster when he drinks a potion.
We’ve also got some new emotes, including one which sees your character play the banjo on a rocking chair, and a zombie walk which fits the Fortnitemares theme.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any gliders, back bling, or weapon wraps just yet, but we’ll be sure to add them to this article when they are revealed.
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