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How to gift items on Fortnite? Full instructions and information

Published: 27/Nov/2018 15:50 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 15:58

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have announced the surprise launch of item gifting on Fortnite Battle Royale, with the system going live on Tuesday, November 27.

The release of the new gifting feature wasn’t included in the V6.31 patch notes that released earlier in the day, with the developers posting a special blog on their website to confirm the launch.


Gifting is available on all platforms except for on Apple iOS devices, as the feature would break Apple’s Terms of Service. Players who would prefer not to receive any gifts can disable the feature in Account Settings.

Players who would like to send gifts can do so by going to the Item Shop. When you attempt to purchase an item, you will now see two options, one to purchase the item for yourself, and another which says “Buy As A Gift.”

Players can select the recipient of the gift from a list of their friends.

Once players have selected the gift option, they can then scroll through their friends list and choose who they would like to send it to, and then add a custom message to the present. The recipient will then receive the gift the next time they log into the game.

The recipient of the gift will receive it the next time they log in to their Fortnite account.

Players will have to fulfill certain criteria laid out by Epic Games if they would like to send gifts to friends, including ensuring multi-factor authentication is enabled and that the recipient has been your friend for at least 48 hours. You can read the full list of requirements below.

  • Make sure you have Multi-factor authentication enabled on your account. 
  • You must have been friends with somebody for at least 48 hours before you can send a gift to them.
  • You will only be able to gift three times within a 24 hour period.
  • Any gifts that are purchased are NOT refundable.
  • You can only gift an item that is currently available in the Item Shop.

The launch of gifting will be for a limited time, as Epic Games state they will be rolling out the feature for one week, with plans for it to return in the future.


Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.


Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
Epic Games
Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 


This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.