Fortnite is once again preparing for one of its most expected events of the year – Fortnitemares 2023. With the release of Fortnite’s v26.30 update on October 10, 2023, players are in for a Halloween-themed treat loaded up with new new content, quests, rewards, and more.
Wood Stake Shotgun: One of the most exciting additions to Fortnitemares 2023 is the Wood Stake Shotgun. This weapon is your tool for taking down the formidable Kado Thorne, the vampire antagonist of this year’s event.
Players can find the Wood Stake Shotgun on the ground, in regular and rare chests, and even in Holo-Chests. Your mission is to use this weapon to defeat Thorne at the Eclipse Estate, setting the stage for an epic showdown.
Thorne’s Vampiric Blade: Should you successfully defeat Kado Thorne, you’ll be rewarded with the mythical Thorne’s Vampiric Blade.
This blade is as deadly as it is unique, offering a vampiric twist. When you damage an enemy with Thorne’s Vampiric Blade, it will slowly restore some of your health. It’s a high-risk, high-reward weapon that can turn the tide of battle in your favor.
Pumpkin Launcher: Halloween wouldn’t be finished without jack-o’- lanterns, and Fortnite knows it. That is the reason the Pumpkin Launcher is making its return in Fortnitemares 2023.
This festive launcher allows you to launch explosive jack-o’-lanterns at your opponents, giving them a good scare in the process. You can find Pumpkin Launchers on the ground, in regular and rare chests, Holo-Chests, and even from flying drones.
Witch Broom: The Witch Broom is here to add a touch of enchantment to your Fortnite experience. By activating a Witch Broom, you can quickly launch yourself into the air and glide down gracefully to the surface.
This ability can be a game-changer, especially during unexpected skirmishes. You can find Witch Brooms on the ground and in chests.
Sanguine Sweets: Fortnitemares 2023 wouldn’t be complete without a few sweet treats to enjoy between fights. Candy Corn, Pepper Mints, Hop Drops, and Jelly Beans are all unvaulted during this event, each offering unique benefits.
For example, Hop Drops provide a temporary low-gravity effect, allowing for some gravity-defying fun. You can find these Candy items by searching Candy Buckets, ringing doorbells, defeating guards, or taking down bosses.
Fortnitemares Quests and Rewards
Fortnitemares 2023 isn’t just about battling vampires and enjoying sweet treats; it’s likewise about finishing quests for valuable rewards.
These quests will progressively become available over the course of Fortnitemares and will remain available until the event’s end on November 3, 2023, at 2 AM ET. Here’s a breakdown of the rewards you can earn by completing Fortnitemares Quests:
- Complete 5 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Bat Royale Back Bling and a Cat Banner Icon.
- Complete 15 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Sweet! Emote, Phantasmic Fall Contrail, and Hypno-Bat Spray.
- Complete 25 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Revenant Rider Glider, Within the Sanctum Loading Screen, and Rise of the Revenant Lobby Track.
Horde Rush Returns
Horde Rush, a popular limited-time experience, is making its return in Fortnitemares 2023. In this mode, players team up to face off against different locations, each with its own Cube Monster horde. Your goal is to survive each location’s onslaught of Cube Monsters until you reach the Final Boss.
Along the way, you can rack up your score by earning combos and collecting score multipliers. Horde Rush will be available until the end of Fortnitemares on November 3, 2023, at 2 AM ET. Horde Rush Quests and Rewards:
- Complete 1 Horde Rush Quest to earn The Murk Wrap.
- Complete 4 Horde Rush Quests to earn the Heart-o-Lantern Emoticon.
- Complete 7 Horde Rush Quests to earn the Batwing Bonespike Pickaxe.
- These quests will test your skills in taking down Cube Monsters, attacking Cube Monster spawners, and collecting score multipliers, providing an extra layer of challenge and excitement during Fortnitemares.
New and Returning Outfits
- Wrapped rapscallion Seth
- Muckfish Bogstick
- Meownstrosity Phantom Meowscles
- Nautilus Festival Phaedra
- Disney’s Jack Skellington: The Pumpkin King Set items are on their way, including the Jack Skellington Outfit. This Outfit even includes the Santa Jack alt Style, adding a festive twist to the Halloween theme. Alongside the Outfit, you can also expect the Zero Back Bling, Peppermint Parasol Pickaxe, and Jack’s Sled Glider. Plus, there are two Emotes to accompany Jack Skellington, including the Jack’s Scary Face Emote and the universal Lock, Shock, and Barrel’s Tub Emote.
- Michael Myers: The infamous horror icon Michael Myers is making his way into Fortnite with the Halloween Set. This Outfit includes a removable mask to reveal Michael’s terrifying visage. The Set also features the The Shape Harvesting Tool and Michael’s Classic Halloween Lobby Track.
- Spooky Collectibles: Fortnitemares 2023 adds new collectible items such as Bonehead Bone Bites and the Bewitched Brush emote.
Phantom Points are a new challenge system in Fortnitemares 2023. These challenges offer you a different way to earn rewards by completing specific sets of challenges across different Fortnitemares events.
The more Phantom Points you accumulate, the more rewards you unlock. By collecting Phantom Points, you can unlock these rewards:
- 10 Phantom Points: Unlocks the Revenant Rider Music Pack.
- 20 Phantom Points: Unlocks the Hypno-Bat Emote.
- 30 Phantom Points: Unlocks the Frightful Frames Back Bling.
- 40 Phantom Points: Unlocks the Vampiric Vanguard Outfit.
- These challenges and Phantom Points provide plenty of opportunities for players to earn XP, level up their Battle Pass, and unlock various cosmetics and rewards throughout Fortnitemares 2023.