12 Oct 2021 11:28 AM +00:00

Fortnitemares is back, and Rick Grimes is coming to the island

Fortnite is known for its fantastic events, especially when the spooky season comes around. Get ready for a bigger, better and scarier Fortnitemares than ever before this year.

There are brand new features coming every week this October to help celebrate the festivities. We're being promised huge content drops as well as more cube chaos and the introduction of some iconic creatures.

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Here's everything you need to know about Fortnitemares in 2021!

Latest - Fortnitemares Teaser Cards Sent Out

On the day that Fortnite's 18.20 update released, Fortnite content creators have been receiving mysterious Fortnitemares themed cards. You can see the cards from @HeyStani below:


Thankfully, the cards have been translated for those of you who don't ready German. The translations are:

  • Arms Card: Beware of the big one. Otherwise it will pull you into the dark land and you have to overcome it.
  • Scythe Card: Swing on it. Not with the pickaxe, but in the Sideways way.
  • Golden Cube Card: The cubes are coming home, from the centre of which they rule. They adore their majesty.
  • Mask Card: Disguise yourself as familiar creatures. Not from your imagination, but from past Fortnitemares.

Rick Grimes is coming to Fortnite

Rick Grimes is due to land in Fortnite on Saturday, 9 October during the Item Store reset. This means he should be available at 20:00 EST / 17:00 PST. For palyers in Europe, he will be available at 01:00 BST / 02:00 CEST on Sunday, 10 October.

'Tis the season to be spooky

Unleash the Fortnitemares celebration with Halloween-themed experiences across all of Fortnite's game modes. This includes Battle Royale and Creative!


Week 1 revelations

Here’s what you can look forward to in the first week of Fortnitemares:

  • Find new and returning Halloween Outfits using flipped cards on the official Fortnite channels. These cards reveal legendary monsters making their way to the Island!
  • Iconic Halloween characters like the Universal Studios-inspired Frankenstein’s Monster and The Mummy will also be joining the game as a part of the Universal Monsters Set. These will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop.
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Get spooked with weekly revelations!

We now know that the Mystery Battle Pass character will be revealed during week 3!


Shortnitemares returns

Shortnitemares will be back as Fortnite’s third short-film festival. This time around, the animated shorts will be scarier and more ghoulish than ever before.

More details will be announced as the show time gets closer.

Chapter 2 Season 8

The Cubes are also going to be getting spookier as they level up their authority over the Island during the event. According to the Fortnite blog, they will escalate their stranglehold on the Island later this month.

Watch out for a new Limited Time Mode that will be returning to the game! We'll let you in on the latest updates as soon as they arrive.