Fortnitemares 2020 Event Guide: Nitemare Royale, Challenges, More
Epic Games has revealed that Fortnitemares 2020 is here, bringing the long-awaited Halloween limited-time event back for another go around. It is that spooky time of year, so Fortnite is celebrating that with some major changes to battle royale in honor of this frightening time.
Fortnitemares 2020 Event Start and End Dates
If you are reading this right now, you can be happy to know that Fortnitemares 2020 is here right now in Fortnite battle royale. That is right, Epic Games announced the new Halloween event and released it on the same day for players to check out.
It will only be here for a limited time, so players will have to check out everything while they still can. It is available today, Wednesday, Oct. 21 until Nov. 3. That isn’t even a full two weeks, so that isn’t a lot of time compared to stuff like the Haunting of Verdansk event in Call of Duty Warzone.
The Fortnitemares 2020 event is all about Midas’ Revenge and the fan-favorite character’s return supposedly coming back from the dead for Halloween. The new Shadow Midas has returned with his reawakened henchmen and taken over his former stomping grounds to turn it into The Ruins.
The new Halloween event includes a new game mode to check out for players, challenges to complete that include some very special Halloween rewards, and changes to the map. With this event only sticking around for about two weeks, there is a lot for players to do.
What You Need to Know About Nitemare Royale
The new game mode for the duration of the Fortnitemares 2020 event is the new Nitemare Royale game mode. In this special game mode, it will seem very similar if you have checked out what is happening with both Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends.
It is the normal battle royale experience you would expect from Fortnite but a shadowy Midas twist. Nitemare Royale has solos, duos, and squads for it, making a huge change to how dying in the game works.
Instead of the usual results when you die in one of these Nitemare Royale matches, the player will immediately return to battle as one of the shadows on the side of Midas. You will then have to join the fellow shadows and attempt to take out the match’s remaining survivors.
Through that, you will be able to use otherworldly abilities as one of the undead by possessing vehicles and much more. The game mode will end when the final team with humans are left alive in the round. It is a complicated match but a fun one that allows the players to keep playing even after death in a spooky manner.
Fortnitemares 2020 Event Challenges List
Of course, a new holiday event in Fortnite battle royale wouldn’t be complete without some challenges to do for some special rewards. In Fortnitemares 2020, there are nine new challenges for players to do, and they are all rather great honestly.
Here is the full list of the Fortnitemares challenges that you can do this year in the Halloween limited-time event:
- Become a shadow
- Travel 100 meters on a witch broom
- Eat candy
Here is the thing about those challenges. While there are nine challenges in total, only three of them have been revealed on day one. As the event goes on, the other six challenges will be revealed. Through leaks, we have already found out what the remaining challenges will likely be.
You can find the remaining leaked challenges that are part of this event below:
- Deal damage with a possessed vehicle
- Detect players as a shadow
- Eliminate Shadow Midas
- Eliminate shadows as a survivor
- Visit different witch shacks
- Consume legendary loot as a shadow
As you can see, there are some fantastic missions as part of the Fortnitemares event this year. There are many unique mechanics in this event this year, and they are the stars of the challenges. Here are some tips that we have to do all of them before it comes to an end.
How to Become a Shadow and Where to Find a Witch Broom
First up, we have a challenge that is available right now, becoming a shadow. This one is pretty easy. You need to die in the middle of a battle royale match. Unless you are a pro player, this is likely going to happen eventually as you play through Nitemare Royale.
That said, there are some easy ways to get this challenge done if you would like to finish it as soon as possible. Maybe you want to play as a shadow and don’t mind dying in the match and then potentially losing your chance to win the match.
If that is the case, then this is no longer a case of getting that victory royale but seeing how fast you can die in a match. Your best bet is to head to one of the most popular named locations on the map, like the new The Ruins spot and run straight into a group of other players.
If they have gear, they will probably not waste any time taking you out, so you will die very quickly and become a shadow, finishing this challenge. Or you could jump off of a high point and let the fall damage take you to the shadow realm.
The second mission this week is to travel 100 meters on a witch broom. The witch brooms are brand new to the event and are a new vehicle that you can fly around on. One hundred meters isn’t a lot, so this challenge is mainly predicated on finding a broom to use.
The witch brooms’ location varies from match to match. They seem to be all over the island. Like the fishing rods, they are in some barrels in some of the map’s spookier parts. You can find them near several of the named locations and take it for a spin. Just make sure to ride it around until you see the notification pop up that you have flown for 100 meters in total.
The third challenge available on day one is reading this when we first publish it to eat some candy. Candy is a new item added to the battle royale game to release the new Fortnitemares event. This has resulted in some buckets of candy around the map.
You will find that there are buckets of candy randomly around the map, much like the witch brooms. This will change from match to match, so this is something that players should keep in mind. Candy will likely be near brooms, so you could do two things at once.
All you need to do is pick up some candy from the buckets and consume it to complete this mission.
How to Deal Damage With a Possessed Vehicle
From here on out, these missions will come later on in the event after the start of it, so make sure to check back every so often to find our tips for them. The next mission that you need to do is deal some damage to a possessed vehicle.
This plays into the shadow part of things, so you will need to start this mission by becoming one of the shadows through dying in a Nitemare Royale match. Once you are a shadow, you can access several abilities that you can use in combat to take out the other players.
One of those abilities has to do with the vehicles that are on the island. The cars added last season can be possessed by the shadows that have died already in the match. This is a great way to control the vehicle to eliminate people and spook some of the survivors in the process.
All you need to do is find a vehicle somewhere on the map and then interact with it to take it over instead of driving it since you aren’t one of the living anymore. Then find another player and ram into them to deal with some damage, complete this challenge, and possibly eliminate them in the process.
For the next challenge that you need to do, it also has to do with the shadow abilities. You could do this simultaneously as the last one. You need to detect some players while you are the shadow. This has to do with one of the special abilities that you have.
You can activate an ability to see the nearby players that are still alive in the match. This is a great way to find some survivors and take them out so that you won’t be too alone in the afterlife.
How to Eliminate Shadow Midas
For the following mission, you need to eliminate Shadow Midas. Midas is back as we teased earlier and is one of the minibosses you can find this season alongside the Marvel superheroes of Iron Man and Wolverine. You can fight him once again on the island for some special rewards.
Of course, the first part of this mission is to figure out where exactly Shadow Midas is. However, it is super easy to figure out, especially if you were part of season 2 earlier this year. He is at the former remains of The Authority that is now known as The Ruins.
You will find him in the middle of that named location as one of the minibosses with a special drum gun there if you can take him out. This mission is one rather difficult mission. We recommend that you grab some pals to complete this with as it can be pretty hard to do, so bring your best firepower.
The seventh challenge in this event is to eliminate shadows while you are a player. This is the opposite of many of the missions up until this point where you needed to be a shadow. In this one, you need to be a survivor and try to stay one long enough to take out the shadows in the match. Shadows are hard to take out because of their improved abilities.
For this one, we highly recommend carrying a nice mix of ranged weapons to wipe them out as far away from you as possible but also have a really good shotgun for the inevitable moment when they do get too close. You don’t have to finish this in one match so try to take out as many shadows as you can per match you do.
Where to Find Different Witch Shacks
For the penultimate challenge in this Fortnitemares event, you need to visit different witch shacks in the match. Thus far, we have found two witch shacks in the match, but there are probably many more locations that we have yet to find at this time.
The first one is northwest of Salty Springs and east of Sweaty Sands. It is in between those locations in the grassy fields and a great place to find some witch brooms and candy. Head here for completing just one of the witch shacks in this mission.
The second one that we have found is northwest of Lazy Lake and north of the massive lake near that named location. This one is somewhat in the middle of nowhere but is another great location for this mission.
Finally, the final mission in this event is to consume some legendary loot while you are a shadow. This is another unique feature that the shadows have available to them to consume some loot in the match they find.
For this one, you have to consume, specifically, legendary loot. It is a tough order since legendary rarity loot isn’t super common to find. Luck is involved here to take you a while to find some loot while being a shadow, so we recommend focusing on finding loot while doing this instead of taking out other players.
But your best bet is to look through chests and other special boxes to find some legendary loot to consume. Once you have, interact with it, and you will consume this to finish this final mission.