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These Fortnite trap concepts are exactly what Ninja is looking for

Published: 12/Jan/2019 14:43 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 14:49

by David Purcell


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has been talking about his desire to see new traps introduced to Fortnite and some of these concepts might be exactly what he’s looking for. 

Four new exciting trap concept designs have been posted to the Fortnite subreddit and they all offer an innovative twist to those which are already offered in the battle royale game. 

Many Reddit users have been reacting to the post, with some proving to be more popular than others. They include a Decoy Chest, Flame Grill Trap, Goop Trap and an Electro Trap. 

The creator of these concepts, Maxwell755, also provided a brief description with each of them in his post, giving us an idea as to how each of them would work in the game. 

Firstly, the Decoy Trap – as you would expect from the name – would appear to be a normal chest for those who don’t know it’s a decoy, however, when opened they explode and give tricked players 70 damage. 

The second, a Flame Grill Trap, would burn all enemies who step on top of it and cause one damage for every second stepped on it for a limited time. 

Maxwell755, RedditFour trap concepts, posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit.

The other two traps, which are called the Goop Trap and Electro Trap, work on the same basis as the traps already included in the game. 

They require a player to step on top of them, much like a Spike Trap, with the first making the victim easier to be found, by covering players in bright slime and causing them to have loud squishy footsteps. 

“The goop trap actually sounds like a really good idea! Doesn’t really seem OP to me and it would be a neat addition to Fortnite” one user commented. 

Spike Trap, one of the traps included in Fortnite right now.

The Electro Trap, though, would slowly drain away your shield by zapping them with electricity for a period of time. It wouldn’t impact normal health. 

“None are good in my opinion” another user said. “Only noobs will fall for a decoy chest. It would have to be in a chest spawn location or it will look out of place, and if it’s a different tint it’s going to be really obvious. Can’t see people going out of their way to setup a decoy chest for a potential 70 damage.”


Fortnite update 14.40 early patch notes: Fortnitemares 2020, more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:00 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 3:02

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite developers Epic Games have now confirmed the next Chapter 2 Season 2 update, patch v14.40 ⁠— the spookiest of the season ⁠— is on its way. Here’s all the early patch notes, downtime details, and more for the Oct. 21 update.

It’s late October, and that can only mean one thing in Fortnite: the ghoulish Fortnitemares annual event is back! This Halloween-themed patch will bring everything from Fortnite’s old spooky enemies, Husks, as well as a mysterious resurrection.

We’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming in the terrifying Halloween patch update on Oct. 21 too; here’s everything we know about patch v.14.40 so far ⁠— starting with all the details on Fortnite’s impending update downtime.

When is the Fortnite v14.40 patch coming?

Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.40 update for Wednesday, October 21. Downtime is expected to begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).

Expect a lengthy downtime for the v14.40 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the Halloween update.

Also, be warned, the patch size on PC will be “much larger than normal.” Epic has confirmed the update will clock in at around 27GB but once the patch has gone live it should “massively reduce” the size of the game on your hard drive.

Fortnite update v14.40 early patch notes

Fortnitemares returns

It’s October, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Spooky season in Fortnite means “Fortnitemares,” which we should see enter the game soon.

Map changes for the Halloween event may not come right on the patch drop, but that means data miners will dig up information on it soon enough.

Expect map swaps, fog, and spooky new skins in Fortnitemares 2020. 

There’s also a chance Midas returns to the Authority as a ghost after his failed test with the Device, so that could be one thing found when patch v14.40 goes live.

Two characters looking at the screen from Fortnitemares
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares Halloween event usually runs in the last week of October, so patch v14.40 is right on schedule.

Midas’ Revenge

Speaking of Midas’ return, the theme of this Halloween patch has already been leaked, and it’s all based around the former Fortnite villain coming back with a vengeance.

According to the datamined leaks, Midas will once again take over the Authority in v14.40, and this time he’ll have spooky Ghost Henchman at his side. He’ll also trade out his iconic Drum Gun for a Gold Scar, just to change things up a little.

Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.
Epic Games
Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.

Husks return in Halloween update

Fortnitemares 2020 is also set to bring back Zombie Husks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Husks are another iconic part of any Halloween update in Epic’s battle royale.

Whether you’re a fan or not, the Husks will be returning too; Fortnite dataminer @Mang0e_ discovered updated versions of the Husk spawner files. Whenever those get a makeover, the lumbering zombies they spawn aren’t too far behind.

In Fortnitemares past, these cubes spawned all over the map.

There’s a chance this may happen again, but it’s more likely they remain in Retail Row. The last time they appeared ⁠— during Season X ⁠— this was their hub.

Halloween items, consumables

The final pre-patch v14.40 leaks pointed to new Halloween items and consumables being added to the game when Fortnitemares goes live on Oct. 21.

Multiple dataminers, including Hypex and Tabor Hill, discovered mention of new rideable Broomsticks. These new items, marked “wbroom” in the Fortnite code, should work similarly to Silver Surfer’s Surfboard, or the Glider Re-Deploy.

The Halloween patch will also add “pepper ming,” “hop drop,” “candy corn,” “jelly beans,” and “thermal taffy,” all of which could provide boosts or power-ups.

Fortnite v14.40 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will likely include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including the issues with Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb.

Here is the full list of bug changes potentially set for v14.40:


  • Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.

Battle Royale

  • Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
  • TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.


  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.

So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v14.40 update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.