Epic Games Announces a Small Fortnite Update for the Nintendo Switch - August 1 - Dexerto

Epic Games Announces a Small Fortnite Update for the Nintendo Switch – August 1

Published: 1/Aug/2018 21:03 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 21:09

by DG Goldstein


A small update has been announced by Epic Games for Fortnite: Battle Royale on the Nintendo Switch.

The announcement came via Twitter on Wednesday, August 1 from the developer which states that they will be fixing a bug with ‘nameplates’ in the Playground Limited Time Mode.


Epic states that the patch will be released later the same day at 11 PM EST (8 PM PST, 4 AM BST) and will only require a quick restart of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch, rather than any elongated downtime.

Although Fortnite: Battle Royale has been available to the public since September of 2017, the popular title only made its way onto the Nintendo Switch in June of 2018.


Fortnite’s release on the Switch sparked controversy after it was discovered that PlayStation 4 users were unable to play on the Switch due to Sony blocking crossplay, which ignited a substantial amount of community feedback.

We will continue to provide more information if any other adjustments are added to the scheduled update on the Nintendo Switch.


Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.


Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
Epic Games
Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 


This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.