23 April 2024
Games Technology

Jack Skellington And Michael Myers Coming To Fortnite This Halloween

Fortnite’s annual Halloween-themed “Fortnitemares” occasion is right here, bringing all kinds of spooky characters and cosmetics to the favored on-line battle royale shooter, together with slasher Michael Myers and Disney character Jack Skellington.

It’s the most effective time of the 12 months. The leaves are altering colours. The air is getting cooler. Even higher, on-line video video games are beginning up all their Halloween occasions, bringing ghoulish characters, spooky colours, and creepy objects to a number of video games throughout all platforms. And naturally, Fortnite is getting in on all of the spooky motion with the return of a preferred horde mode, in addition to creepy new skins, together with everybody’s favourite fictional author, Alan Wake.

As introduced at the moment by Epic, Fortnite’s big Halloween event is now live as part of the v26.30 update. The patch provides Halloween sweet that gamers can accumulate and eat to realize completely different traits, like momentary low gravity, in addition to new and returning spooky weapons, together with the Pumpkin Launcher and Wooden Stake Shotgun. There’s additionally a brand new Witch Broom merchandise that may ship gamers flying off into the sky.

The massive stars of the replace are three new characters coming to Fortnite: Michael Myers aka The Form from the Halloween movies, Jack Skellington from Disney’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, and eventually, Alan Wake from…nicely the online game Alan Wake and its upcoming sequel, Alan Wake II.

Oddly, the three massive new skins coming to the sport this time round aren’t truly obtainable simply but and might be added a while later throughout Fortnitemares. And as with previous Fortnitemare occasions, this 12 months will characteristic new quests that gamers can full for extra, spooky rewards. Equally, the returning Horde Rush mode—that includes groups of gamers taking over waves of monsters—can have its personal quests and rewards, too.

In the meantime, it’s onerous to get too enthusiastic about this new Halloween Fortnite occasion when Epic—the corporate behind the sport—simply laid off almost 900 staff after its CEO, Tim Sweeney, admitted that the corporate had been “spending far more cash than we earn.” As typical, the scariest factor of all is unfettered capitalism.