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Rumoured Time and Date of New Leaked Fortnite In-Game Event “Sphere Spawn”

Published: 6/Sep/2018 10:23 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 10:24

by Matt Porter


A brand new Fortnite Battle Royale in-game event named “Sphere Spawn” has been found by dataminers and it’s rumoured to be taking place today!

Spotted in the update files for the V5.40 patch, dataminers have discovered the new event, but it’s currently unknown what the event will actually be.

The Sphere Spawn event is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 6 at 9:00 AM EDT (6AM PDT, 2PM BST, 11PM AEST), and then again on Saturday, September 8 at the same time.


It appears that the Sphere Spawn is an entirely new event, and may not be related to the Cube which was been travelling across the map, leaving runes and low-gravity zones in it’s week.

Events that have taken in place in the past have been found by dataminers in a similar fashion, but there is no guarantee that the Sphere Spawn will actually happen. 

The new Sphere Spawn event isn’t the only thing found in the files of the 5.40 patch. Leaks suggest that weapon skins may make their way to Fortnite in a future update, while various new skins, gliders and harvesting tools have also been found.

The V5.40 update features the new High Stakes event, along with the new Grappler item and the Getaway Limited Time Mode, and is live right now.


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!