Fortnitemares 2022: Start date, leaks & everything we know so far

A poster for Fortnitemares 2022Epic Games

Fortnitemares is one of the biggest Fortnite events of the year, with loads of tricks and treats to celebrate the Halloween season. Here’s everything we know about Fortnitemares 2022 so far.

There are loads of annual events in the Fortnite calendar, from Summer Splash to Winterfest, but the Halloween-inspired Fortnitemares is definitely the most exciting one for fans of all things spooky.

Last year’s event featured skins based on classic horror villains like Frankenstein’s Monster and The Mummy, so Epic Games have a lot to live up to this year. Who knows what skins or weapons we’ll see?

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Now that this year’s Halloween event has officially been announced, we’ve rounded up everything we know about Fortnitemares 2022 so far below.

The new Halloween lobby in FortnitemaresEpic Games

Is there a Fortnitemares 2022 start date?

This year’s Fortnitemares event will officially begin on Thursday, October 18, 2022.

There’s no confirmed start time yet but Fortnite events usually kick off around 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 2PM BST. We’ll update this page when a time is confirmed.

Last year’s Fortnitemares event began on October 5 and ran until November 2, which means this year’s event could be a lot shorter if it ends around the same time.

Fortnitemares 2022 leaks and teasers

As always, Epic Games are keeping details about Fortnitemares 2022 under lock and key, but a few interesting details have already been shared by leakers.

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In a tweet from September 20, HYPEX revealed that a new Halloween boss with the codename ‘Freaky’ is on the way. It can summon creatures and will drop an unknown Mythic weapon when it’s defeated.

This boss is also expected to drop a Pumpkin Launcher – a themed version of the standard Rocket Launcher – which suggests this powerful weapon will be unvaulted during the event.

It’s also been shared that a new ammo type called ‘Phantom Ammo’ is being worked on. We have no idea what it’s for, but it could be for a Halloween weapon or it could be something to do with the boss fight.

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That’s everything we know about Fortnitemares 2022 so far! We’ll keep this page updated as more details get confirmed, but in the meantime check out our Fortnite page for the latest news and leaks.