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Epic Games Announces Official Fortnite Season 5 Start Time – International Timings, Downtime, and More

Published: 11/Jul/2018 16:57 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:53

by DG Goldstein


Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale has quickly become one of the most hyped releases for the game thus far after multiple teasers from Epic Games.

After four successful Seasons since Fortnite’s launch in 2017, Season 5 will finally release on Thursday, July 12th with community members holding their breath in regards to what will be included.


On July 11th, Epic Games officially announced that downtime for S5 will begin on July 12th at 4:00 AM EST (1 AM PST, 9 AM BST), with patch notes set to release at the same time.

The announcement came via Reddit, which also included tips for players that want to make content from ‘Replays,’ due to the fact that it any previous saves will be unplayable in the new build of the game.


Season 5 Patch Information from r/FortNiteBR

As of writing, it is still unclear what will be included content-wise in Season 5, however, multiple rumors have been circling that it will have some sort of ‘historical’ theme, yet this remains unconfirmed.

We will continue to provide updates on Fortnite Season 5 as more information is made available.


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.