Fortnitemares 2022: release date, time, in-game details and more

Fortnite will return with Fortnitemares, the annual Halloween festival. It will most likely include new skins and achievements.

The popular battle royale game is known for hosting seasonal events like Winterfest, Summer Splash, and fan-favorite Fortnitemares, also known as the October Pumpkin Event.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When and when does Fortnitemares 2022 start?

Epic Games recently announced that Fortnitemares 2022 will start on October 18th. However, we are uncertain how long the event will last.

Nevertheless, we think it should enter early November through October. The previous Fortnitemares event also lasted until November.

Also, the exact start time of Fortnitemares 2022 is still unknown. But usually spooky seasonal events start with:

  • Pacific Daylight Savings Time: 6am PDT
  • Eastern Daylight Saving Time: 9:00 AM EST
  • UK DST: 2pm BST

The gaming company further teased fans, saying in a Twitter message, ‘This is the season of screams, bad dreams and all the monsters.’

What are the new changes to maps, items, and achievements?

Epic Games has yet to officially confirm this, but it is believed that Fortnitemares 2022 will include certain changes to the map. In addition, there is a high possibility that items for each event will appear splendidly.

Then, in September, Fortnite leaker @HYPEX claimed that the company was developing a new Halloween boss enemy internally called ‘Freaky’.

Reportedly, Freaky will drop:

New mythical weapon with the same ‘frekey’ codename

  • Pumpkin Launcher
  • ammo pile x2
  • Consumable Stack x2
  • Firefly x6
  • You can also summon creatures.

The leaker also called the new machine or new system on the vehicle they’re working on ‘phantom ammunition’ and ‘self-destruction’.

What are the new skins for Fortnitemares 2022?

Fortnitemares 2022 will be filled with Halloween-themed skins. So we can see a few skins from the previous year and a certain selection of new skins.

Epic hasn’t announced the full schedule for the new skins coming out this year, but we previewed at least two (see below) at the end of last month.

Meanwhile, according to Twitter account @ShiinaBR, the original skin consists of:

  • 3 Agency Renegade skins
  • East Asian-themed moon goddess skin
  • 2 horror-themed skins: Evil Glare Eyes and Immortal Sorrow


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