The next big update for Fortnite is here, and it’s gotten the game ready for Halloween! Version 22.20 brings with it the latest installment in the Fortnitemares event, which you can see a trailer for above. There’s a host of spooky content included in this year’s Fortnitemares event, but a lot more is on the way as well. Check out the complete breakdown of what’s in the works below.


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!


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…)


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.


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.

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.


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!


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.


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.

There’s an inkling of a new foe on the Island during Fortnitemares, having set up camp in a new floor of the Grim Gables house… See if you can defeat him to obtain his Mythic weapon! (You may want to bring some help along.)

Oh, and some species of wildlife have disappeared in Fortnitemares — could a zombified species have gotten to them? Or perhaps they escaped by Motorboat, explaining Motorboats’ disappearance…


After Rick Sanchez and Mecha Morty, Queen Summer and Mr. Meeseeks now follow through. The Queen Summer and Mr. Meeseeks Outfits are available in the Item Shop alongside accessories that’ll have the squad looking at you the entire match… assuming you want to stay in the match that long.

Oh, and since he was made associate security chief by Queen Summer herself, the Mecha Morty Outfit is back. Get your family together so it’s together.


Glory to Glorzo! Queen of the Glorzo Queen Summer is available in the Item Shop and includes the Glorzo Egg Back Bling (‘cause that is Glorzo’s way). And of course a sight to behold, Mr. Meeseeks is in the Shop and includes the Meeseeks’ Box Back Bling (no you can’t summon another Mr. Meeseeks to help you win).

Glorzo wants you to stay, so keep reading on.


The Back Blings aren’t the only accessories. Fitting for Queen Summer, take up the alien-ated eating utensil Gutsy Grabber Pickaxe and — built to defend the glory of Glorzo — the Glorzo Fighter Ship Glider. Matching Mr. Meeseeks, practice your short game with the Summoned Katana Pickaxe and, as if you’re entering existence, enter battle with the Meeseeks Manifest Glider.


Don’t leave home without your Morty. The Mecha Morty Outfit is back in the Item Shop alongside the rest of the Morty, C-137 Set:

  • Morty’s Backpack Back Bling (included with the Mecha Morty Outfit)
  • Space Snake Pickaxe
  • Look at Me! Wrap
  • Get Schwifty Emote

Fulfill your purpose to achieve a Victory Royale (or be eliminated right away if you want).


Welcome to Fortnitemares Escape Rooms — complete in-game tasks from the Fortnitemares Escape Rooms website to escape secret rooms and earn in-game rewards!

The Fortnitemares Escape Rooms event begins October 18 and will run until November 1, 2022, at 1:59 AM ET. Complete the tasks in Fortnite Battle Royale and Zero Build playlists.

Fortnitemares Escape Rooms Rewards

Complete tasks to unlock each room and earn the following rewards:

  • Room 1 Reward: Spoooooky in-game cosmetic Emoticon
  • Room 2 Reward: 20,000 XP
  • Room 3 Reward: OctoEye in-game cosmetic Spray
  • Rooms 4 Reward: Niterave in-game cosmetic Wrap


  • Log into your Epic Games account on the Fortnitemares Escape Rooms website.
  • See the tasks in your current room and keep track of your progress.
  • You will be able to complete the tasks in the next room after you complete all the tasks in the previous one.
  • Please note that it may take up to one hour after your stats request or latest match for points to update.

Make sure you only play in the supported playlists to earn rewards: Fortnite Battle Royale Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads, as well as Fortnite Zero Build Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads.

Summon the courage to escape… A reward awaits behind each door!

For details on the updates to Creative Mode, you can find the full patch notes here.

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