Fortnite’s huge Halloween event, Fortnitemares, is making its return. However this yr’s version comes with a enjoyable twist: one-time Fortnite performer Ariana Grande is now formally a part of the sport’s lore, with a questline that turns her into “the galaxy’s greatest monster hunter.”
The event runs from in the present day till November 2nd, and — in step with this season’s theme — it’s centered on the ever-present cubes that now dominate Fortnite’s island. The story event is named “The Wrath of the Dice Queen,” and developer Epic describes it like this:
Since Fortnitemares started (and even earlier than), the cubes have been mobilizing. Their migration in direction of the island’s heart wasn’t simply to unfold corruption — they’re now on the heart forming the Convergence. What’s the function of this mysterious construction?
You’ve come throughout the cubes and fought again the dice monsters, however a brand new power has joined their ranks: Caretakers are the Dice Queen’s strongest warriors but. Tall, foreboding, shadowy apparitions, their spectral tendrils pull you straight into the sideways for a showdown on their dwelling turf. Survive a Caretaker’s assault and also you’ll stroll away all of the richer.
Issues don’t finish there. The Dice Queen’s wrath has given rise to a brand new sideways weapon — the sinister sideways scythe — in addition to returning gadgets like witch brooms and the pumpkin rocket launcher. Use the scythe and these depraved provides to carry your personal in battle.
The event can even embody the return of the Horde Rush mode, in addition to new quests from a number of characters. That is the place Grande is available in: a brand new model of her, referred to as “Spacefarer Ariana Grande,” will likely be introducing a questline about searching monsters. As per ordinary, finishing quests will unlock some free goodies like gliders and pickaxes. Examine them out within the gallery under:
Whereas the principle event itself is beginning now, Epic has been getting into the Halloween spirit for the final week or so, with new additions to the sport starting from The Strolling Useless’s Rick Grimes to Frankenstein’s monster to a skeleton designed by avenue artist Kaws. There’s even a brief movie pageant coming.