Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge adds new challenges and skins to Fortnite ahead of Halloween event

Louis Chilton
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‘Fortnite’’s new Halloween event is enough to give you nightmares (Epic Games)
‘Fortnite’’s new Halloween event is enough to give you nightmares (Epic Games)

The latest update for Epic Games’ hit battle royale game Fortnite sees a return to the Halloween-inspired Fortnitemares.

The spooky event, titled Fortnitemares: Midas’ Revenge, will introduce a litany of new challenges, character skins, and will also see the return of a popular old character.

Fortnitemares is now live on all platforms, except for Apple-branded devices, which have stopped receiving updates to the game amid the ongoing dispute between Epic and Apple.

Under the new game rules, players can return to the game as ghosts once they are killed, are able to possess vehicles, and use otherworldly techniques to dispatch the remaining players.

The spy character Midas also makes an appearance. Midas debuted earlier in Forntite chapter 2, and seems here to have taken over the Authority.

Two of the character skins which coming to the new Fortnitemares eventEpic Games
Two of the character skins which coming to the new Fortnitemares eventEpic Games

Among the new Fortnitemares challenges are Midas’ Shadow Wrap, the Smash O’-Lantern Pickaxe and the Bobo Back Bling.

Players will be able to hang onto any items they earn after the event concludes on 3 November.

On Halloween night, Fortnite will be hosting a special Party Royale even, featuring a virtual musical performance from Grammy-winning musician J Balvin.

Earlier this year, the game’s Travis Scott event proved a huge hit with players, drawing 12.3 million concurrent viewers.