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Epic Games adjust spawn rate of Cube Monsters in Fortnitemares playlists

Published: 26/Oct/2018 19:43 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 4:56

by Wyatt Donigan


Following the release of the Fortnitemares event on October 24, Epic Games have made some adjustment to the mode.

While many were looking forward to the event after Epic teased it for days ahead of the event’s start date, some in the community weren’t happy with how the Cube Monsters affected the game.

Epic has once again shown their willingness to listen to feedback from players and have completed a change to how often Cube Monsters spawn in the late game of matches.

Cube Monsters were one of the major editions to the game with October 24’s V6.20 update. They spawn from Large Cube Fragments that are found near corrupted areas and are also found at Small Cube Fragments that randomly spawn throughout the game.

It’s these Small Cube Fragments that were of issue for most players as the heavy presence of Cube Monsters in the final, smaller circles, which has now led to Epic Games drastically reducing the spawn rates of Cube Monsters after the first circle.

To reduce the amount of Cube Monsters in the late game, we’ve lowered the number of dynamic spawners in the Fortnitemares playlists

-Phase 1: from 85 to 85 (unchanged)

-Phase 2: from 40 to 25

-Phase 3: from 30 to 15

-Phase 4: from 10 to 7

-Phase 5: from 10 to 5

-Phase 6: from 10 to 5

-Phase 7: from 5 to 3

-Phase 8: from 5 to 3

-Phase 9: from 5 to 3

Drop in and earn yourself a Victory Royale!

While the first circle remains unchanged, the final ones have all seen their Cube Monster spawn rate dropped by anywhere from 30% to 50%.

This isn’t the only change that Epic has implemented in the last 24 hours as they not only disabled Cube Monsters and other items at the TwitchCon Fall Skirmish event this weekend but also added a new prize incentive to the same tournament. 

Fortnitemares runs until November 26 and brings new skins and other cosmetics for players to chase. Part 2 of the Fortnitemares challenges were revealed on October 26 and tasks players with destroying ghost locations across the map.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.