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Fortnite’s Halloween event is back for Fortnitemares 2020

This year brings Shadow Midas, a J Balvin concert, and some new skins

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Fortnite’s annual spooky celebration is back for another Halloween season. This year’s event will be called Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge and will bring the spirits of the dead back to haunt the Fortnite island.

The event will follow the arrival of Shadow Midas who has taken over The Authority and reawakened his Henchmen as part of his plot to turn players into Shadows. During the event, every time you’re eliminated you’ll turn into a Shadow and return to haunt the Fortnite island and the players who are still alive. Shadows will have special powers, including the ability to possess vehicles, in order to help them eliminate living players.

Outside of the regular battle royale mode, there will be plenty of other spooky activities to accompany this year’s Fortnitemares event as well. There will be a variety of challenges to complete and cosmetic items to unlock, as well as a special in-game concert from Colombian reggaeton musician J Balvin. The J Balvin concert will begin on the Main Stage of the Party Royale island at 9 p.m. ET on Halloween night.

Fortnitemares 2020 will begin on Oct. 21 and run until Nov. 3.

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