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Turtle BeachOctober 18, 2022

Fortnitemares 2022: Release Date, New Skins, Challenges, Quests, Rewards and More


One of the best events within Fortnite should be coming soon and finally Fortnitemares will be back once again for players to enjoy

This spooky event comes with LTMs, new skins, quests and so much more to get you in the mood; featuring both new and returning assets.

Get ready to fight and fright this year, and we're going to run over everything we know!

Release Date

Every year Epic Games begins the spookiest time of the year within Fortnite, as Fortnitemares is their annual event centered around the spooky holiday.

In previous years, the event has typically started a few weeks prior to Halloween itself, with 2021's beginning on the 21st of October and running until the 3rd November.

So, expect this event to once again begin around this date, and we'll be sure to update this page as more news appears in the coming weeks.

Features and Patch Notes

In Fortnite v22.20, DJ Lyka awaits at the Reality Tree to help transform you into a wolf-like monster... with wolf-like abilities.

Turning into a monster is just one part of Fortnitemares 2022. Also complete Quests for special rewards, take down Cube Monsters in Zero Build Horde Rush, have a party of your own with unvaulted items, and more. Fortnitemares 2022 runs until November 1 at 2 AM ET!

Fortnite Fortnitemares


While taking a break from dancing to DJ Lyka’s mix, step on one of the Reality Tree’s Alteration Altars — where you’ll be given the option to perform the Ritual Emote. (Far from the Reality Tree? Fear not — altars can be found in other locations as well!) Once the ritual is complete, you’ll be bestowed the Howler Claws. Equip this supernatural item to gain canine abilities:


With the Howler Claws equipped, howl to activate the Wolfscent Ability, lasting a limited time before going into a cooldown. The Wolfscent Ability gives you tracking vision, repeatedly putting a mark on enemies in a nearby radius. If no enemies are in the radius, the Wolfscent Ability will immediately enter the cooldown.

(Are you being tracked by tracking vision? Your sixth sense will let you know with an audible heartbeat, getting louder and louder as your hunter approaches…)

Fortnite Howler Claws

The Howler Claws.


Equipping the Howler Claws of course gives you… claws. But these claws are more than just really sharp fingernails. With the Slash Ability, show no restraint and perform a four-combo melee attack.


Your claws make you able to air slash too. With the Air Slash Ability, perform a double-jump that damages opponents upon landing.


Fortnite Zero Build Horde Rush

Horde Rush is back! But this time, the Cube Monsters have a trick up their sleeve — this is Zero Build Horde Rush. With your teammates, can you take down hordes of monsters, collect score multipliers, earn combos, survive at different locations, AND take down the Final Boss without the aid of building? Find out while Zero Build Horde Rush is available in the Discover screen until well after Fortnitemares ends (November 15 when downtime for v22.40 begins).

That’s right, Zero Build Horde Rush will remain beyond November 1 for a limited time. After Fortnitemares ends, look out for Horde Rush Quests you can complete for a special reward…


You’ve learned about the upcoming Horde Rush Quests, but there are also general Fortnitemares Quests starting now! Among other things, these Quests will see you perform the Alteration Altar ritual, visit Fortnitemarish places like Grim Gables, and use unvaulted items like Candy and the Pumpkin Launcher. Complete Fortnitemares Quests to earn XP… plus some pleasant surprises.

Fortnite Candy and Pumpkin Launcher

Fortnitemares Candy plus the Pumpkin Launcher.

Two Fortnitemares Quests will become available daily over the course of 14 days. For completing five, you’ll unlock the Everything's End Glider. For completing 13, you’ll unlock the Chrome Cage Back Bling. And for completing 25, you’ll unlock the Unmaker Pickaxe. The Quests will be available to complete until Fortnitemares ends on November 1 at 2 AM ET.

Fortnitemares Bonus Goals Rewards


Fortnitemares Callout

Want to keep the scares going? Or maybe the party? Fortunately, in this year’s Fortnitemares Callout, we challenged creators to design islands about frights, delights, or both. Check out the Fright and Delight row in Discover during Fortnitemares 2022 and browse some of our favorite map submissions!


Fortnite Nitemares Come to Life

Recently, the Sinister Glare and Undying Sorrow Outfits arose in the Item Shop. These new Outfits were inspired by concepts from the winners of March’s Concept Royale: @Dreowings and @kitsunexkitsu! Check out our interview with these talented artists discussing their concepts’ inspirations, their artistic background, how it feels to win Concept Royale, and more.


In v22.20, a “Custom Diagonals Keyboard Movement” setting has been added to the Mouse and Keyboard settings tab. With this new setting, you're now able to adjust the diagonal movement of your character to your preferred angle of movement.

To enable the setting, go to the Mouse and Keyboard tab and toggle “Use Custom Diagonals” to “On.” Then, adjust the “Forward Diagonal Angle” and “Backward Diagonal Angle” to your preferred movement angle.


  • With the exception of map changes, the Fortnitemares changes are not included in competitive playlists.


  • Reboot Cards no longer sink if the player was eliminated in water.

  • Players are again able to see the progress of their EvoChrome weapon evolutions in competitive playlists.

  • Moving the right stick on controller no longer unintentionally navigates menus.

  • Fixed an issue on mobile causing water to appear as if it was floating above the ground.


Quests And Rewards

We're sure Epic is going to add a ton of challenges and ways for players to earn XP and we'll be keeping you up to date on these when the time comes!

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