Snow is coming to Fortnite for the winter season, according to new leaks - Dexerto

Snow is coming to Fortnite for the winter season, according to new leaks

Published: 22/Nov/2018 2:22 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 2:29

by Albert Petrosyan


New leaks have surfaced online that point to snow coming to the map of Fortnite Battle Royale for the winter season.

Fortnite news and leaks outlet FNBRLeaks have posted screenshots of several game files containing direct evidence that there will be interactive snowy terrain at least in a certain part of the map.

There are sound files for the sound of footsteps on snow for a variety of different types of movement, including walking, sprinting, crouch walking, crouch sprinting, landing hard, and more. 

The two screenshots can be viewed below, the first showing the Character Footstep sounds and the second image containing other snow sound files that have been highlighted.

Furthermore, the data miners have managed to export sounds files from the game files above, and the audio included below is undoubtedly of the noise that footsteps make when stepping on snow. 

For those that may be wondering, these sound files have been double checked and confirmed to not be the same footsteps heard at Viking Village, which contains some snow. 

The leaks add more fuel to the already heavy fires of speculation that Epic Games have something big planned for the upcoming winter season in Fortnite, which many have predicted will include snowy terrain.

The storm cloud that has appeared on the horizon in-game has also further reinforced these theories, especially if the cloud starts moving closer towards the mainland in the coming days and weeks.

While everyone waits to see what Epic have in store, we’ve come up with five items we would love to see added to the game, which we think will make the winter season that much more interesting. 


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!