This year’s event is called Fortnitemares and, just like the game’s previous events, it’s going to come with some challenges and cosmetic unlocks, but it’s also adding some massive gameplay changes as well.
Just for Fortnitemares, Epic has added a few AI enemies to all of Fortnite’s battle royale modes. These enemies, which seemed to have been spawned by the mysterious Cube, will attack players and chase them if they get close enough. If you kill them, however, you’ll get a bit of random loot as well as some shield. This is the first time Fortnite has included AI enemies in Battle Royale, but they likely won’t stick around after the event is complete.
Also new for Fortnitemares is the Deadfire skin, which is an entirely new type of adaptive cosmetic. The skin features in-game progression, meaning that the more damage you do to enemies, or the later you last in the game, the skin will change and gain new effects. This is entirely different from anything else we’ve seen in Fortnite and it’s likely to be a feature on several high-profile skins in the future.
As for the event’s challenges, none of them will seem too surprising for players. Epic has already released the first set and they seem pretty standard, but it looks like they’ll change every few days, another first for Fortnite events. Each set of challenges looks like it will unlock a new cosmetic reward, with the final set rewarding players with the new Dark Engine glider.
Here’s the starting challenges that every player will have:
- Destroy Cube Monsters
- Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters
- Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches
- Dance at different Gargoyles
The Fortnitemares event went live on Oct. 24 along with patch v6.20 and will likely stay up for at least a few weeks.