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When is Fortnitemares Halloween event? Start date, Jetpack, Broom Box

Published: 16/Oct/2020 12:54

by David Purcell

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Epic Games are ramping up towards the release of a Fortnitemares Halloween event in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4. With new skins, locations, consumables, items and weapons expected to roll out, let’s take a look at everything we know so far.Β 

As is normally the case, data miners have been hard at work looking for spooky skins and features that may appear this Halloween season.

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Unlike any other in history, the holiday is likely to be very much an indoors event for people given the global health situation, so fans will be expecting developers to really push the boat out.

Here, we’re going to look at all of the confirmed and leaked details revealed so far.

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Fortnitemares 2020 start date

Storm King LTM Fortnite
Epic Games
The Storm King LTM might well return this year with Fortnitemares.

In years gone by, Fortnitemares has always landed in the final week of October. So, you would expect the same to happen in 2020, even if it’s been a year of breaking what’s considered normal.

We would expect the event to start up on October 27-28 this year.

Fortnitemares skins and cosmetics

As of October 16, there have been no confirmed Fortnitemares skins per say, although some were leaked following the arrival of patch v14.30.

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These can be seen below:

Fortnite Halloween consumables leaked

Leaker HYPEX has stumbled upon a gold mine’s worth of details in the game files, where consumables are concerned.

Firstly, he showed off these new Candy Buckets, which the leaker says can be used to pass on different items.

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The leaker also listed off the following as consumables expected to roll out with the event:

  • Wbroom
  • Pepper Ming
  • Hop Drop
  • Candy Corn
  • Jelly Bean
  • Thermal Taffy
  • Honey Pot

The Honey Pot was found by FortTory, seen below.

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Just like candy, it looks like we will be able to collect them around the map and have them make funny sounds in the process.

Fortnitemares weapons and items

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Many new weapons and Mythic abilities have been added to Fortnite in recent times.

Events like this have come and gone in the past, usually with the addition of new guns and items.

This year, HYPEX has discovered a new shotgun – which they have confirmed is actually unfinished as of the v14.30 update – has been added to the files. Should it be added with the new patch, a first look of the new shotty shouldn’t be far away, though it may roll out later.

Aside from that, nine other unfinished weapons were added to the files, mentioned in another post from the data miner. These may be for Save The World or Battle Royale, so only time will tell for each of them.

Leaked weapons

  • Big Money
  • Brrrst
  • Thermal
  • Tracking
  • Slurp
  • Frozen
  • Run N Gun
  • Dragon Breath Sniper
  • Storm Scout

Leaked items/vehicles

The jetpack was found by Mang0e on Twitter, who also claimed other vehicles will soon need to be refuelled.

As noted here, it could have something to do with the Iron Man jetpacks, previously found.

It’s also worth noting that these may be just codenames. When, or if, they are added to Fortnite they may debut with different names.

Leaked POI and biome sounds

Not only do we have information on potential weapon and consumable additions, but it appears that some audio files have also leaked.

Below, you can hear several short noises that appear to be spooky themed for Halloween. It could also be our biggest hint yet that a new POI is coming soon, because nowhere on the map sounds like this – that’s for sure.

Not only that, but FortTory also discovered a POI called “HeyBoo” has appeared in the files. This, they say, could be in line to be added during Fortnitemares.

Once we hear more details on the event and confirmed features to be added, we’ll update this article so you can stay in the loop.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 16/Oct/2020 13:17 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 13:29

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the tournament now underway, here’s everything you’ll need to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS has made its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it has been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 has returned to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

FNCS Chapter 2, Season 4 results

Week 1 Final Placements – NA East Top 15

Place Players Points
1 Bucke, Khanada, & Kreo 250
2 Jamper, Bugha, & Avery 243
3 Slackes, Acorn, & jahq 187
4 Clix, illest, & Bizzle 174
5 Deyy, Mero, & Reverse2k 160
6 Unkown, casqer, & smqcked 153
7 Knight, Shark, & Av 143
8 TRAGIX, Snake, & Simple 132
9 v0iL, Rocaine, & vsB TeeJay 127
10 Ferrnando, nanoo, & deal with Sebby 118
11 DEMOSPECT, Xoonies, & npen 116
12 Hajie, Pandushh, & NEEQO 104
13 Joji, Kn1pher, & TabzG 104
14 Ronaldo, Sway, & skqttles 103
15 Cloud, strep, & LazarP 92

Week 1 Final Placements – NA West Top 10

Place Players Points
1 EpikWhale, rehx, & Arkhram 276
2 EP wavy, good aim 0 brain, & daddy dfavs 224
3 TurtleTavern, 4DRStorm, & Falconer 210
4 XTRA Sort, Sly x Lxdes, & XTRA Quinn 175
5 Pure Chris, Pure Unsightly, & Pure Snacky 171
6 NorCal toff, snow 143, & Pure Optimal 150
7 TEMPLE B, clg Jason, & littleXX 137
8 NateXX, Blizy, & Pure Spideyy 127
9 Outcast Howdy, Xen Hov, & Wave p 124
10 Pure Hyper, Xetiq, & Paul1x 117

Week 1 Final Placements – Europe Top 10

Place Players Points
1 Rams KeziixZ, Grizi 4zr, GRIZI Nayte 182
2 Flikk, BL Anas, Gamma Th0masHD 174
3 Solary Floki, Rams Clement, Rams naek0zr 172
4 Vetle 7, Idrop 74, Playwell Styrsix 170
5 BL Raifla, BL SliX, BL Lareez ay 155
6 OT Exponential, EP mexe, Wake AstroSMZ 154
7 FaZe Mongraal, f1-f2-f3-f4, deal with tayson 148
8 Wave advise, OTW J4chu, OTW packo 148
9 TrainH Umplify, Adnsoefy, TrainH Matsoe 139
10 SF Rakso, Gamma Kami, artor 137