30 Sep 2021 2:54 PM +00:00

Is the Fortnite Season 8 Mystery Character tied to a major in-game Event?

Fortnite Season 8 is well underway and we've now had our first update of the season in the form of 18.10!

Season 7 provided the goods in a major way with the Rift Tour and multiple character cups. Could something spooky be on the cards for Season 8? It's getting to that time of the year when the only word on players lips is... Fortnitemares!

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We're going to let you in on everything you need to know about a possible Fortnite Season 8 event.

Latest - Fortnitemares to begin soon?

We have no official word on a Fortnitemare release date as of yet but initial leaks suggest it will be more than just new cosmetic content. This years event could also be tied into the story of Season 8 as the ongoing cube movements are believed to be tied into the start of the event.

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Mystery Character tied to an event?

Is the mystery character in the Season 8 Battle Pass ties to a new event? Very little is known about ths skin beyond the silhouette that can be seen in the menus.

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Fortnite Mystery Character
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We know it will arrive on Thursday, 28 October so rumors suggest it could be tied to Fortnitemares. It does appear, however, that it's more liekly tied to the overall Season 8 storyline and more will be revealed in the coming weeks.

End of Season 7 Event announced

Operation Sky Fire will signal the end of Fortnite Season 7. It takes place on Sunday, 12 September just days before Season 8 is due to start.

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@HYPEX waas correct in their leaks as a countdown timer started on Friday, 3 September. The event codename 'Sky Fire' was also correct.

Fortnite Season 8 Event could get Spooky

It's no secret that Fortnite Season 8 will run through October and Halloween is a prime time to run an in-game event. While many fans think of events as being live concerts or something that is super limited, that's not always the case.

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Fortnite Season 8 Halloween Event
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Give us all the spooky Fortnite skins in Season 8

We could see a Halloween event last anywhere up to 10 days and include various limited-time challenges for players to complete. If there were to be a live event element to the celebration, we would be down for that too, but Fortnite just has to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year somehow.

Possible live concerts in Fortnite Season 8

Thanks to some leaks that came out of the Epic vs Apple lawsuit, we know that Epic has had talks and potentially struck deals with some artists to appear in-game. Ariana Grande was one of those revealed and everything there turned out to be true.

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The other major name mentioned was Lady Gaga. Having Gaga appear in Fortnite for a live concert would be insane and given her creativity, any live event in her honour could get bonkers. It could also be that her live concert headlines a Halloween event which would be the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

We'll keep you up to date on any developments, leaks and rumours regarding the Fortnite Season 8 event going forward.