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Epic Games teases new in-game Fortnite event to close out Fortnitemares

Published: 31/Oct/2018 18:24 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 18:52

by Wyatt Donigan

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Fortnite’s Halloween event, Fortnitemares, is coming to an end much earlier than originally anticipated and it’s bringing a new in-game event along with it.

In-game events are nothing new to Fortnite, as fans were able to watch a massive rocket take off from the map back in June or watch the infamous cube fall into Loot Lake in September.

Anyone hoping for a new event is in luck as Epic Games announced a new in-game event coming on November 4.

“Login early and be in-match to witness the one-time event which starts at 1pm ET/ 6pm UTC.” Epic Games announced on Twitter.

Given that much of the mystery surrounding the last few months of Fortnite have dealt with everyone’s favorite cube, named Kevin by the community, this event will almost certainly center around the cube.

After moving around for the entirety of Season 6, the cube is now projecting a laser beam into the sky, which is connected to the Cube Monsters being summoned all over the map.

Given how game-changing the rocket event was, this will certainly not be an event you want to miss.

That wasn’t all that Epic Games announced, however, as they also gave an end date and time for the Fortnitemares event.

Fortnitemares will end just as the huge in-game event is set to kick off, meaning players have until November 4 at 1 PM ET to collect all their rewards.

If you need some help finishing some of the harder Fortnitemares challenges, such as locating gargoyles or ghost decorations, be sure to check out our guides.

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

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

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

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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.

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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.