Everything to know about Fortnitemares 2022 - Upcomer
DJ Lyka in Fortnitemares 2022
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Everything to know about Fortnitemares 2022

What to expect from the Halloween update

Version 22.20 of Fortnite has launched, adding a new Halloween-themed update known as Fortnitemares 2022. This update introduced a number of spooky abilities, modes, challenges and more. The ongoing event will last until 2 a.m. ET on November 1.

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The developers also introduced DJ Lyka, a non-playable character who plays music at the Reality Tree. For those wondering what to expect upon encountering DJ Lyka, here’s everything players need to know about Fortnitemares 2022.

Fortnitemares 2022: Howler Claws

Fortnite Howler Claws
Players gain multiple new abilities when they equip the Howler Claws. | Provided by Epic Games

At the Reality Tree and elsewhere throughout the game’s map, there are locations known as Alteration Altars. There, players can perform the Ritual Emote during Fortnitemares 2022. Doing so will grant the player Howler Claws and several accompanying wolf-like abilities.

This upgrade grants the player access to two unique melee attacks. The grounded Slash Ability is a four-hit combo attack. Meanwhile, the Air Slash Ability is a double jump that culminates with a damaging blow upon landing.

Players with the Howler Claws also gain access to the Wolfscent Ability. This temporarily provides the player with tracking vision, allowing them to put a visual marker on nearby enemies. The Wolfscent Ability incurs a cooldown after use, even if there are no nearby enemies. In addition, players will hear a heartbeat sound if they have been marked by a nearby opponent with the Wolfscent Ability.

Zero Build Horde Rush

Fortnite Sinister Glare and Undying Sorrow Outfits
The Sinister Glare and Undying Sorrow Outfits are now available in the Item Shop. | Provided by Epic Games

Fortnitemares 2022 is also re-introducing the Horde Rush mode, wherein players must fend off waves of Cube Monsters. However, this mode now has an added twist; it will take place in the Zero Build mode. As a result, players will not be able to use the game’s building mechanic like they previously could.

Players will be able to take on the Zero Build Horde Rush until November 15. After November 1, new Horde Rush Quests will appear for the mode’s last two weeks. Epic Games has announced that there will be an unspecified reward available for those who complete these challenges.

Fortnitemares Quests

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Epic Games will display spooky custom map submissions in Fright and Delight row. | Provided by Epic Games

Fortnitemares 2022 will introduce two unique quests every day for the entire duration of the two-week event. Epic Games has not provided a full list of Fortnitemares Quests, but has announced some examples. These include performing the Ritual Emote at an Alteration Altar, visiting Grim Gables and using items like Candy or the Pumpkin Launcher.

Even if players don’t get around to finishing every quest, there are rewards available for completing certain amounts of quests. Here are the rewards player can expect to receive and how many quests they must complete to get them:

  • Everything’s End Glider – five quests
  • Chrome Cage Back Bling – 13 quests
  • Unmaker Pickaxe – 25 quests
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