How to watch the Fortnitemares one-time live Cube event and Butterfly mystery in Fortnite - Dexerto

How to watch the Fortnitemares one-time live Cube event and Butterfly mystery in Fortnite

Published: 4/Nov/2018 14:45 Updated: 4/Nov/2018 17:29

by Calum Patterson


There is another big one-time live event happening in Fortnite Battle Royale on Sunday, November 4, as Fortnitemares comes to an end, Kevin the Cube meets his demise and the mysterious ‘Butterfly’ event is set to begin.

The event will bring Fortnitemares to an end, that much we know for certain. Almost everything else comes from leaks, as data miners have uncovered various game files hinting at what will happen.

Whatever it is, you will want to make sure you are in game at 1pm ET / 10am PT / 12pm CT / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET, as it likely won’t last much longer than a minute or two. You will also want to follow these tips below to make sure you don’t miss it.

This is not the first in-game live event planned by Epic Games, so we can learn a thing or two from the last time, when the rocket was launched, to make sure you do not miss a second of the Fortnitemares event.

Enter the Fortnitemares playlist

This is the final event of Fortnitemares and Epic Games haven’t specified which modes the event will be visible, except that it won’t be in Playground LTM. So, don’t risk going into the Disco Domination mode, simply choose Solos, Duos and Squads in Fortnitemares.

Connect to servers at least an hour early

During the last event of Season 4 with the rocket launch, many players had problems with long matchmaking queues, when trying to connect 15 minutes before the event. Take the time to log in early to avoid this potential issue.

Do not die

This one may seem obvious, but during the previous event, many people missed the launch of the rocket because they were eliminated early and didn’t have time to get into a new game. If you do die early, the best plan would be to stay in the match and spectate other players.

There have been some leaks suggesting that players will be made invincible during the event, but this has not been confirmed by Epic Games, so don’t take any chances.

What is going to happen?

After the purple cube cracked and began to leak on November 3, it looks like whatever is happening in the live event will center around the cube and its eventual demise.

Leaks suggest that the cube will split into three separate fragments, and Leaky Lake is set to return to its previous Loot Lake appearance, but with some new islands added.

Finally, there are a number of game files relating to a ‘Butterfly’ event, but this is still shrouded in mystery see everything we know about Butterfly here.

Update: FortniteINTEL have now provided a guide to some of the best landing spots to see the action go down. 

Heading to any of these circled areas should hopefully give you the best view, and if you need to move you will be in close distance to other points of interest.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!