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Fortnitemares map changes – Storm King, Haunted Forest, more

Published: 29/Oct/2019 10:33 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 17:08

by Connor Bennett


The Fortnite Chapter 2 finally dropped what fans had been waiting a seriously long time for – a brand new map. The new setting has kept a few familiar spots like Pleasant Park, Retail Row, and Salty Springs, but it is pretty different overall. 

Even though Epic Games had released a patch previous to v11.10 update, they hadn’t thrown in any map changes like previous seasons, most notably Season 10, where they threw in regular updates with the Rift Zones. 

However, this patch has delivered the biggest map shakeup to-date in Chapter 2, with a number of locations being tweaked for Halloween. 

Epic GamesFortnitemares is back in Fortnite.

Fortnitemares Storm King location

One confirmed change that fans noticed almost right away, after downtime for the new update concluded, is that the island in the middle of the map has now turned purple.

This is where players will be tasked with fighting the Storm King, a mission that very much shapes the challenges and subsequent rewards that were set live shortly after the patch was rolled out. 

New Halloween locations

Those who looked at the challenges first, before jumping off the Battle Bus, will have realized that another few map changes had been made. 

Those quests task Fortnite players with searching chests in a Haunted Forest, a Ghost Town, and even a Spooky Farm. If you would like to find out exactly where to find them, check out out our easy location guide, and we’ve even included a few screenshots from the game below to show you just what to expect next time you play. 

Haunted Forest

Epic GamesHaunted Forest is the latest spin on Weeping Woods. Things just look a little scarier inside the buildings.

Ghost Town

Ghost Town isn’t a named location on the Fortnite island and it might not even be a place you would have previously visited, but there’s plenty of loot to go around once you drop here. 

Epic GamesGhost Town has been added to Fortnite.

Now that we know some places have been given a revamp, what happens next is sure to spark another enjoyable holiday event from Epic, as they’ve gone all out with new cosmetics – including some spooky skins – and even added to the game’s current loot pool.

The final location, Spooky Farm, looks very much similar to Frenzy Farm but can be found where it is usually on the island. Simply drop off the Battle Bus and take a look yourself! There’s plenty of new things to see. 

Just be sure to be careful when you’re heading out into the darkness of Fortnitemares, you never know what’s going to be lurking around the corner. 

Article last updated on October 29, 2019 at 13:08 (EST). 


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.