Epic Games have officially released the v11.10 update for Fortnite Battle Royale's Chapter 2: Season 1, with the patch available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Here's everything you need to know about the spooky Fortnitemares update.
The headline addition to Fortnite in v11.10 is Fortnitemares, Epic Games' annual spooky event which always bring Halloween-themed skins to the game, alongside some map changes and the return of the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher to help players celebrate the holiday.
You can find everything there is to know about the update below, including the release time, what to expect, and a look at whatever patch notes that have been released so far.
As always, Epic Games are patching a host of bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game, including an issues that was causing Replay Mode to fail which stopped players from rewatching their matches or grabbing some awesome clips from their games.
There are also fixes for a bug which stopped players from reviving teammates who were in cornfields, ensured that Missions are giving out the correct XP, and included a number of quality-of-life improvements for the game.
Fortnite v11.10 update bug fixes
- Fixed issue causing Replay Mode to be bugged and not work properly
- Mission Challenges will no longer incorrectly display 14,000 XP when they actually give out 52,000 XP
- Fixed issue causing controller input to not work properly for friends search
- Fixed issue causing players who had "auto pick up weapon" enabled to automatically pick up the Bandage Bazooka even if only one inventory slot was available, causing an item from the inventory to be dropped to make room
- Pickaxing player-built structures no longer falseley indicate that it gives materials
- Fixed issue causing controller controls to lock when editing a style in the Locker after making an Item Shop purchase
- Fixed issue causing down-but-not-out teammates to not be able to be revived and picked up when in contact with corn stalks
- Explosive objects will now trigger a Visualized Sound Effect indicator when exploding
- Gunk Ops Achievement will now reward the appropriate credit
- Storm will no longer appear to cover the entire map before its 'Delay Time' is over.
- Fixed issue causing edit build mode to appear when using a wireless controller
- The Push-to-Talk icon will no longer disappear from players' screens when their team is eliminated
- Fixed issue with Dire Human Outfit hair
- Fixed issue causing players in a 1x1 to edit the wall behind them when attempting to edit a floor or roof above them.
Fortnitemares is a Halloween-themed event held in Fortnite every year. While this is the third Halloween season since the game's release, it will be the second event that will actually go by that name.
The event officially goes live on Tuesday, October 29 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 1 PM GMT, so players will have to wait a bit after the update has finished.
This year, Epic Games have revealed that some brand-new versions of the popular Soccer skin is arriving in the store, with the players turned into zombies just in time for Halloween.
Players can also take part in a brand new limited-time mode titled the "Storm King LTM," which sees a giant monster spawn on the island, intent on destroying it for good. Team up with your friends and take him down for a special reward in the form of a Fortnitemares umbrella.
There's also a special GunFright community-made game mode, which sees teams of two drop into a fast-paced gunfight where your skill and communication will be tested to the max.
Return of the Ghoul Trooper?
One thing that fans can be sure that Epic will add is a new set of themed cosmetic items for Fortnitemares. While any new item will undoubtedly garner a lot of attention, most of the anticipation seems to be surrounding the possible return of the ultra-rare Ghoul Trooper skin.
The skin is considered to among the rarest in Fortnite because it last featured in the Item Shop on November 28, 2017.
However, according to leaks from some prominent data-miners such as HYPEX, there are indications that the outfit could be brought back to the Shop for the first time in over 700 days.
Of course, Epic have previously set a precedent for doing that, after releasing the similarly-rare Skull Trooper during last year's Fortnitemares, after it hadn't been featured in over a year.
When does the v11.10 update go live?
Epic have announced that the v11.10 update will be release on Tuesday, October 29 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 AM GMT. There will be downtime, so expect matchmaking to be disabled about 20-25 minutes before the patch goes live.
Facing your fears is way more fun than fleeing them.
The v11.10 update arrives tomorrow! Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC). pic.twitter.com/lPSGCTa99q
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) October 28, 2019
Post was updated at 4:54 AM EST on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.