One of Fortnite’s most impactful characters, Midas, may soon be making his return to Epic Games’ battle royale as a zombie, ghost, or other undead creature for the 2020 Fortnitemares event.
Midas hasn’t been around recently, following his apparent death to a shark in June 2020. While he has remained entrenched in the Fortnite community’s collective consciousness thanks to the Midas Flopper, which converts your entire inventory into gold when caught, the debonair Spy Boss seems nonexistent.
But that could change sooner than anticipated. With the “Last Laugh” bundle, Epic Games confirmed a new Iron Man-esque Midas outfit would be available later in the year, and now Fortnite leakers have discovered clues that he and his henchmen could be climbing up from the dead and making a spooky October appearance.
Unfinished NPCs most likely for Fortnitemares, thanks to @intercelluar for bringing this to my attention!
Midas (Maybe another version of him):
– Has a Gold Scar, probably a placeholder
– Has 100 HP & 350 Shields
Ghostly Ghost Henchman
– Has an AR, Pump, SMG or Pumpkin Launcher
— HYPEX 🎃 (@HYPEX) October 2, 2020
As noted by known leakers, HYPEX and intercelluar, an unfinished Midas NPC is accompanied by “Ghost Ghost Henchman” files in the game. Given the henchman’s ghost moniker and possible “Pumpkin Launcher” weapon, it feels very likely that Midas and Co. are returning specifically for Halloween content and, as such, may exist in some undead form.
At present, everything remains uncertain. Midas could have eluded the shark’s teeth, pulled a James Bartley and survived within its stomach in some unlikely fashion, or simply been killed, but found some way to return to the Fortnite world in an undead form, like a zombie or a ghost. Maybe he’ll return to haunt the Agency or to troll the water, no one can be sure.
Just as an outfit, we do know the pale, scarred character is returning with some serious Iron Man energy later in the year with the aforementioned “Last Laugh” bundle, but this new leak has intriguing implications for the game’s spooky October plans.
The 2020 Fortnitemares event will be the third annual iteration and many are hoping that this year’s version will tie more deeply into the game’s running story elements than in years past, when PvE monsters were simply added to the fold.
While Midas and his henchmen could be considered yet another obstacle joining the fray, there are numerous ways in which their return from the grave would factor more interestingly into the event than other possibilities. Chapter 2’s most prominent character could soon be central to the story once again, this time with a few more scars.