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.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.