Fortnite's Battle Royale Mode Receiving Halloween-themed Fortnitemares Update on October 26

Fortnite is getting a Halloween themed update fittingly titled Fortnitemares on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 26.

October 25, 2017

Epic Games unveiled a Halloween-inspired Fortnitemares update for the Battle Royale mode of their popular Early Access title Fortnite today. This event update will happen on October 26, which means that the previous Horde Bash event will be ending on that day.

The biggest thing included in this update is a new zone named Hexsylvania. In addition to the new zone, Fortnite will be getting around 25 new story quests, 2 new Halloween themed enemies: Pumpkin Head Husk and Vampier Taker, new “spooky” llamas, eight new heroes, and two new weapons: the Pumpkin Launcher and the Grave Digger.


Fortnite’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode has been highly successful since launch, especially after being called out by the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. That mode alone has amassed more than 10 million players in just the two weeks after launch. This mode blends the Battle Royale mechanics popularized by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with Fortnite’s on-the-fly building mechanics to create a unique experience. The mode also hit consoles before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds did, so it was probably picked up by a lot of console-only players who wanted to play a PUBG-like game.

You can check out the trailer for the Fortnitemares update, which comes in pretty short at only 24 seconds, below. Fortnite is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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