Epic Games disable Fortnitemares in Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Epic Games disable Fortnitemares in Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED]

Published: 24/Oct/2018 12:53 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 15:16

by Calum Patterson


Update 2: 10/24/18, 11:15am ET: Epic Games have confirmed that matchmaking is now stable and Fortnitemares has been re-enabled. Players in some regions may experience high ping.

Update: 10/24/18, 10:36am ET: Fortnitemares matchmaking appears to be back online. There is no official update from Epic Games, but the server status page now reads “All Systems Operational” 

Epic Games have disabled the Fortnitemares LTM event – only hours after it was launched – due to matchmaking issues.

After a massive build up, the Fortnite community was eagerly awaiting the big reveal of exactly what the mysterious Fortnitemares event would entail.

But, before many have likely even had a chance to jump in and see what all the fuss is about, Epic Games have disabled the mode.

The first issue was noticed shortly after the event went live, as Epic said they were looking into an issue with particularly long load times for queues after the downtime for the v6.20 update.

Shortly after, they sent out another Tweet from the official Fortnite account to announce that Fortnitemares has been completely disabled for the time being.

It is unknown when we can expect the Fortnitemares event to go live again, or what Epic Games’ plans are in the meantime, but we will keep you updated with all the developments.

With matchmaking issues, Epic are usually quick to resolve these issues, so you should be able to get back into the game soon.

The new event added skins, weapons and all new ‘Cube Monsters’, which are the BR mode’s equivalent to Zombies in the Save the World mode.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
Epic Games
Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

Timestamp of 3:48

Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.