Everything you need to know about Fortnitemares 2018: Challenges, Deadfire skin, Cube Monsters, Dark Engine and more - Dexerto

Everything you need to know about Fortnitemares 2018: Challenges, Deadfire skin, Cube Monsters, Dark Engine and more

Published: 24/Oct/2018 8:18 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 8:19

by Ross Deason


Fortnite patch v6.20 has gone live and the highly anticipated Fortnitemares 2018 Halloween event is now upon us.

“Fortnitemares 2018 is here, featuring all manner of haunting happenings across Fortnite,” explain Epic Games. “Skulk in the shadows to scare your way to a Victory Royale or brave hair-raising husks to complete the weekly new missions. Darkness has risen.”

For Battle Royale players, Fortnitemares will include a number of challenges as you face off against ‘Cube Monsters’. You’ll be able to use the all-new Six Shooter pistol and Fiend Hunter Crossbow to help you in that particular quest. Taking out ‘Cube Fiends’ and ‘Fragments’ will allow you to pick up loot and survive against opponents.

Also included is the new ‘Dreadfire’ skin. A brand new reactive outfit that changes in-match, progressing trough two styles based on the damage that you deal out to opponents and Cube Monsters or how long you survive, the Deadfire outfit is something completely new.

The Deadfire set comes with the Shackled Stone Back Bling and Dark Shard pickaxe, both of which are also ‘reactive cosmetics’.

You can also take part in a set of Fortnitemares challenges and receive a cosmetic reward after completing each one. The first list of challenges is as follows:

  • Destroy Cube Monsters
  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters
  • Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches
  • Dance at different Gargoyles

The challenges will change “every few days” and offer new rewards each time. Completing the final set of those challenges will result in your earning the impressive ‘Dark Engine’ glider, shown in the image below.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.