Fortnite Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fortnite RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Fortnite's Next Generation Upgrades Include 4K, Environment Improvements https://www.gameskinny.com/kv64w/fortnites-next-generation-upgrades-include-4k-environment-improvements https://www.gameskinny.com/kv64w/fortnites-next-generation-upgrades-include-4k-environment-improvements Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:33:13 -0500 Henry Stockdale

It's been common knowledge for some time that Fortnite would make the jump to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S as a launch title, but until now, we didn't know what upgrades the move would bring.

Confirmed yesterday via Epic Games' website, the Series X and PS5 versions of Fortnite will run at 4K resolution, hitting 60 frames per second in all modes, even local split-screen mode. The Xbox Series S version of Fortnite will also hit 60fps in all modes, but it will remain capped at 1080p resolution.

Other improvements across all systems include refined visuals, such as "more dynamic" environments and "all-new Storm and cloud effects," among other things. 

As expected, crossplay and account progression will also transfer onto these next-gen editions of Fortnite.

The PS5 edition of Fortnite also includes full support for the DualSense controller, including haptic feedback on ranged weapons. PS5 Activities are also supported, letting players jump straight into the battle royale lobby.

Epic is also gifting players a Throwback Axe Pickaxe from November 4 through January 15, 2021. The free item will be available to all players. 

All of these upgrades are sounding very impressive but how the battle royale performs on next-gen platforms remains to be seen (though it will probably run just fine). Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Fortnite updates as they happen.

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Every Video Game Halloween Event in October 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:41:13 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Torchlight 3 Halloween — Gears 'N' Goblins Update

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The Torchlight 3 Halloween update brings the pets along for the ride. Players can rescue three new Halloween-themed pets from bosses and dungeons: the Midnight Cat, Spooky Retriever, and Dragonling Spirt. Each with a special skill that summons skeletons in battle, but the pets are only available until December.

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Aside from battle-pups, the update introduces the Ancient Ember gear set and two new skills along with it, plus new fort decorations and two new weapons: Sword of the Lost and Lightning Baller mace.

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And that's it for now! Feel free to bookmark this page for more Halloween event updates throughout October! If you found this list frightfully delightful, please consider sharing it! 

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker Halloween: Haunted Frontier

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker's Halloween event is Haunted Frontier, full of spooky haunted ships that put your bravery — and desire for salvage — to the test.

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The update, which is live now on Steam, turns any ship into a potential ghost ship. Things start deteriorating as you gather materials and fend off rogue AI nodes. Lights flicker on and off. Air gets sucked out of the room. And somewhere deep in the ship, unsettling sounds can be heard...

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Should you make it out alive, you can show off your hard-earned rewards with new stickers and badges.

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Hunt: Showdown Halloween Event

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Hunt: Showdown has its first-ever Halloween event on now until November 4, with a gourd-full of ghoulish events and treats to earn.

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Players earn Event Points for special equipment and other items by doing the following:

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There's only so many Event Points you can earn each day, but using the special Halloween item Wormseed Shot increases the points earned by 25%.

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1,000 Event Points are needed for all the event's special gear. Any points earned over that will be converted into Blood Bonds once the event ends.

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Minecraft Halloween in the Minecraft Marketplace

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Minecraft Halloween celebrations run through November 2, with frights aplenty in the Minecraft Marketplace. Mojang's got Halloween-themed maps and items in store there, plus Halloween Collections to choose from in the Character Creator and Marketplace.

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Until November 2, you can grab a free Halloween skin pack and Halloween character creation item for free. These will still be available to get after November 2, but they won't be free then.

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[Source: Mojang]

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Fire Emblem Heroes Halloween  Special Heroes (Dragons Harvest)

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Fire Emblem Heroes' Halloween event runs through November 7 at 7:59 p.m. EST and offers a chance to summon four new Halloween-themed units:

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  • Harvest Goldoan Dheginsea (Radiant Dawn)
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  • Harmonic Hope Ninian and Tiki duo unit (Binding Blade and Shadow Dragon)
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As always, the seasonal Fire Emblem Heroes' units come with a new Paralogue event, Dragons Harvest.

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No Man's Sky Halloween Update

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Head back to the outer reaches of the galaxy to find some new loot in the No Man's Sky Halloween update. Brave explorers can scour Desolation's wrecked vessels again to find a new item, Tainted Metal, and have a chance to snag some Quicksilver. But it comes at a cost. The freighters are full of new treats and a security system gone haywire.

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Trade Tainted Metal with the Scrap Dealer to get new base decorations and additional customization options, or you can stockpile it to exchange for the Horrific Flesh-Helmet.

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Scrap Dealers also have Orange Pustules and Detoxified Slimes for infesting and purifying bases.

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[Source: Hello Games]

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PixARK Halloween

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PixARK Halloween brings a spooky makeover to the survival game from now until November 2, with costumes and treats galore.

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Things kick off at the main menu, which is getting a Halloween re-skin. The main attraction is the Pumpkin Soul Reaper though.

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When you defeat the Pumpkin Soul Reaper, it might drop:

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  • Magic Broom
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  • Flying Firework
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  • Clown Costume
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The Firework and Broomstick only last seven days, but you have a slight chance of getting a permanent one from defeating Ancient Wyvern King, Beach Bully, and Aurora Butterfly King enemies.

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Then there's candy grenades, Halloween decorations, a creepy scarecrow costume, and plenty of events to make the most out of the season.

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[Source: Steam Community]

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Apex Legends Halloween: Fight or Fright 2020

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Apex Legends' Halloween Fight or Fright event is back with Shadow Royale and more from now until November 3.

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Shadow Royale sees night fall on Kings Canyon and its trio matches. When a Legend falls, they're reborn in Shadow form with a thirst for vengeance.

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This year's event sees several all-new skins plus re-imagined versions of last year's, including Sweet Dreams Caustic and Wicked Harvest Bloodhound. Skins from last year are available on rotation in the in-game store as part of bundle offers or special offers.

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There's a set of exclusive rewards in the event's Prize Track too with skins, charms, and more.

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[Source: EA]

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War of The Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Halloween Special

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War of the Visions is celebrating Halloween with two featured UR summons and a bucketful of rewards. Players can summon UR Little Leela and UR Rairyuu from now until November 10, both in Halloween attire with appropriate skills to match.

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The Halloween Special also includes a Rewards From the Producer reward period from now until November 10. It features:

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  • 1 Rainbow Fragment of Thought
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  • 3 Rainbow Vision Sphere
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  • 50 Adamantite (Large)
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  • 50 Armor Pot
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In a separate update, new players who start the game get a 7-day free summon period where a UR summon is guaranteed.

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From October 28 through Halloween, players can take advantage of 6-UR Guaranteed Step Up 10x Summon, which guarantees:

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  • two UR units/vision cards on step 2
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  • three UR units/vision cards on step 3
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There's also a  5-step 10x Summon which guarantees a MR+ unit or vision card on steps 1-4 and UR “Exorcists” on step 5.

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And there's even more, from daily login bonuses and Halloween Challenge Missions to a spoopy new Halloween-themed game icon.

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GTA Online Halloween Bunker Series

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GTA Online has a bunker full of frightful delights this Halloween. Halloween Bunker Series features triple RP and GTA$ plus three Slasher maps: the depths of the bunker, the silo, and The Diamond.

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Taking part in the Halloween Adversary modes such as Beast Vs. Slasher and Come Out To Play doubles your RP and GTA$.

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The peyote plants are back, in keeping with the spooky season, though Rockstar isn't saying what they'll transform you into yet. Nightclub income rates are going up as part of the event, and there'll be an influx of Freemode Events with triple payouts through October 28.

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[Source: Rockstar Games]

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Mortal Shell Halloween: Rotten Autumn

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Mortal Shell's first content update just so happens to be a Halloween update called Rotten Autumn.

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After downloading the update, speak with Gorf to unlock a new mini-quest. Completing it earns you new shades to deck out your Shell with. And you can show the world just how you spruced up your Shell with Mortal Shell's brand-new photo mode.

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There's also a separate download alongside Rotten Autumn that adds a new soundtrack for boss fights, courtesy of Rotting Christ.

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Those who haven't jumped into Mortal Shell yet can do so with a limited-time 20% discount for the digital version on PS4 and PC. That same discount isn't live for Xbox players yet, but it will be come October 27. 

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Mortal Shell's physical version releases November 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the U.S., then on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and PC (case containing a key) in Europe and October 30 for Xbox One in Europe.

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Fortnite Halloween — Fortnitemares 2020

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King Midas is back from the great beyond in Fortnite's Fortnitemares 2020 event from now until November 3, and he's giving you the chance to wreak havoc on friend and foe alike.

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When you're eliminated in a Solo, Duos or Squads match, you get the chance to return as a Shadow in Nitemare Royal. Attack surviving players from the shadows and even possess vehicles to bring their game to an end.

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That's the trick side of things, but the island has plenty of treats in store too. You can get your hands on the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a special Midas invention, and of course, candy.

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There's a suite of Fortnitemares challenges where you can unlock costumes and weapon skins such as the Smash-O'-Lantern Pickaxe and Midas' Shadow Wrap.

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Finally, on Halloween night (October 31) at 9 p.m. EST, award-winning reggae singer J Balvin kicks off the Afterlife Party at the Party Royale Main Stage.

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[Source: Epic Games]

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PUBG Mobile Infection Mode

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PUBG Mobile's Infection Mode is back from the dead from now until November 9, with new content, themes, costumes, and plenty of zombies.

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Infection Mode's classic combat returns, pitting a team of Defenders against a team of Zombies in an all-or-nothing fight. Zombies — sporting Halloween masks, if you so choose —  can only use melee attacks, but fallen Defenders transform into Zombies with chances for form shifts and stat buffs.

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If it all gets too much for the Defenders, they transform into Vanquishers when their team is down to three members. Foes they vanquish can't be resurrected.

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These hellish fights unfold across maps decked out with pumpkins, gravestones, and other seasonal paraphernalia. More costumes and decorations are planned before the end of the event.

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World of Tanks Halloween — Burning Games

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Free-to-play war game World of Tanks is hosting the Burning Games Halloween event until October in partnership with Korn and their new video for "Finally Free." It's a chance for Tier V and higher vehicles to complete challenges and earn special items and take part in the new Wasteland map.

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In World of Tanks Wasteland, tanks start with 1 HP and have to attack others to replenish it. Players can attack allies to restore teammates' health, and respawning increases the tank's overall power.

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From October 16 through October 31, players can join The Way of the Raider 60-stage event to earn XP, camo, and the two new tanks featured in Korn's music video.

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Finally, from October 24 through October 31, World of Tanks brings back Mad Games, a limited-time chance to outfit your tanks with the wildest abilities possible.

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Red Dead Online: The Halloween Pass

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It's spooky time at the Red Dead Online corral, with the game's first-ever Halloween Pass. Now through November 16, players can get their hands on wagon-loads of Red Dead Online Halloween rewards, ranging from weapons and costumes to decorations for the tavern. Everything acquired during the event lasts after it ends.

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The Halloween Pass is available in the progress menu or the Wheeler, Rawson & Co selection.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 runs from October 23 at 9 p.m. EST through November 3 at the same time and offers the first chance to get your hands on Galarian Yamask among other things.

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Completing the Halloween Special Research "A Spooky Message Unmasked" gets you one step closer to finding both Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb. Other Field Research tasks will also center around Halloween themes during the event.

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Ghost-type Pokemon will be more common in the wild, in Raids, and in Eggs. You might even find a costumed Gengar in Raids or hatch a Sableye in costume if you're lucky.

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Talking of Raids, Darkrai takes center stage for five-star Raids, but there's more Halloween Raid goodness in store.

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On October 31 from 11 a.m. local time through 5 p.m. local time, there's a higher chance Alolan Marowak will show up in Raids.

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There's a special Halloween Cup from October 26 at 4 p.m. EST through the end of the event where only Poison, Dark, Bug, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon can compete, and they have to have less than 1,500 CP.

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It just wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 amps up the costume game with a Gengar onesie, Sableye goggles, Pikachu mask, and more, along with bundles in the in-game shop.

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Finally, there's an all-new event on October 26, the Catch Mastery event, which we cover in more detail elsewhere.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Darkness Rising 2020

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite is back for 2020 and, like its Pokemon counterpart, you can play it safely from home.

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This year, Darkness Rising revolves around weekly events where completing tasks — brewing potions, collecting notes, and the like — earns you rewards such as extra XP, Portkeys, and books.

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The ultimate goal is finding the Dark Witch, masquerading as a Brilliant Oddity. Other oddities abound, too, including Brilliant Witch, Brilliant Dark Wizard, and Brilliant Giant Stone Hand.

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Dreams Halloween

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If you're looking for a more atmospheric experience, Dreams' Halloween event, All Hallows' Dreams, may be for you. The whole thing is user-generated, like the rest of Dreams, and All Hallows' Dreams pops up at the top of the world list when you boot the game up.

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Choosing it takes you to a dream world with different scary mansions to explore.

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Some are reportedly very scary indeed, though they have their biggest frights confined to the upper floors. Others are just fun, creepy haunted houses to explore, complete with pumpkins carved by other Dreams players and a costume zone.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2020 — Haunting of Verdansk

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Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare share a Halloween event in 2020: Haunting of Verdansk. The event runs from October 20 through November 3. It's a multi-pronged event featuring crossovers with SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but some of it does come at a cost.

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If you want the film crossover treats, you'll have to shell out for the SAW and Chainsaw Massacre bundles, both of which include skins, items, and weapons inspired by their respective franchises.

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Activision promised more Halloween-themed bundles for the in-game store, including the new Dr. Karlov bundle focused on regional Verdansk folklore and a Grim Reaper bundle.

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In addition to Trick or Treat crates with Halloween items galore, Haunting of Verdansk adds night modes to event maps, zombie battle royale, scavenger hunts, and much, much more.

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[Source: Call of Duty]

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Minecraft Dungeons Spooky Fall Halloween Event

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Spooky Fall is coming to Minecraft Dungeons from October 26 until November 3 with challenges and rewards galore.

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Seasonal Trials are summoning up ghoulish mobs for players to take on. If that weren't spoopy enough, the event turns down the lights with Night Mode — but only until the event ends.

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Completing the Season Trials earns exclusive seasonal weapons and gear, whether Night Mode is enabled or not.

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Elder Scrolls Online Halloween — Witches Festival 2021

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Elder Scrolls Online's annual Halloween Witches Festival is back once more with double XP and plenty of treats to go around. ESO's 2020 Witches Festival runs from October 22 at 10 a.m. EST through November 3 at the same time.

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If this is your first time taking part, you'll need to complete "The Witchmother's Bargain" quest from the Crown Store and earn the Witchmother's Whistle item. If you already have it, just select it from your collections to get started.

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Using the Whistle kicks off a two-hour period of bonus XP, but there's a lot more.

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Players can earn new mementos, furnishings, and Dremora and Hollowjack-themed items through Plunder Skulls earned in battle.

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Bosses drop Dremora Plunder Skulls with extra goods, including treasure maps and pages for the Grave Digger weapon style.

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There's the final evolution of the Indrik, a costume gala, grab bags, deals, and more. Check out the full details on the ESO event site.

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Overwatch Junkenstein 2020

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2020 event, aka Junkenstein 2020, is live now through November 3, bringing the Junkenstein's Revenge Brawl back alongside new skins and more.

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Baptiste and Ashe are added to the brawl mix as playable characters this year, and there are weekly challenges to take on to earn new skins.

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These are the new Legendary skins for the Halloween Terror 2020 event:

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Here' the schedule of events.

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October 13-20

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Overcooked! 2  Moon Harvest Festival

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Overcooked! 2's Halloween celebration isn't technically Halloween-themed. It's in honor of harvest and autumn celebrations throughout eastern Asia, but it's fall-ish, so it works.

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Better yet, it's a free update with no end time, and the content will appear in Overcooked! All You Can Eat for next-gen consoles.

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Overcooked! 2's Moon Harvest Festival introduces new kitchens themed around water and lily pad obstacles. There are five new levels total, plus three succulent-looking mooncakes to add to the menu.

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Doom Eternal Halloween 2020

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Doom Eternal's Halloween 2020 event is pretty straightforward. Until October 29, log in every day, complete campaign missions to earn XP, play Battlemode, and complete weekly challenges to unlock skins. Challenges refresh every Thursday.

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These Doom Eternal skins include:

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  • Webenant Revenant
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  • Cultist Marauder
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[Source: Bethesda]

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Dragalia Lost — Postmortem Panic

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Dragalia Lost's Halloween event for 2020 is Postmortem Panic, a series of increasingly difficult challenges with a slew of rewards. It's live from October 12 at 2 a.m. through October 19 at the same time, but the event rewards can be claimed until October 26 at 1:59 a.m.

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Postmortem Panic divides its missions by difficulty. Completing all the challenges at one tier earns battle charts and stratagems for unlocking the next level of quest.

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Some of these are special dragon battle challenges, pitting adventurers against the toughest of foes like Astral High Mercury.

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Victory earns wind and water tomes to unlock new skills for certain characters, while completing quests earns primal crystals used for treasure trading.

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[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest — Splatoween

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Splatoon 2 is hosting a Halloween Splatfest called Splatoween, where the Tricks face off against the Treats. The special Splatfest kicks off on October 30 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST and runs through November 1 at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

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During the event, players can get their tentacles on some Halloween Splatoon 2 gear, including:

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  • Hockey Mask
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  • Anglerfish Mask
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These will be available via a Switch News article, so make sure you're signed up to get Splatoon 2 news on your Switch system. 

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Star Citizen: Alpha 3.11 High Impact and Halloween

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Star Citizen's Alpha 3.11 update includes a bounty of additions, and among them is Star Citizen's first-ever Halloween event. It kicked off earlier this month and runs through Halloween on October 31.

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During the event, players can earn Halloween helmets and a special Day of the Vara Cutlass skin. There's a cosplay competition and even a pumpkin carving contest with plenty of "sweet prizes" in store for those who take part.

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Borderlands 3 Halloween — Bloody Harvest Returns

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Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back for October 2020. The ghoulish festivities run through November 5, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on some sweet, ghastly gear.

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To kick things off, head to Sanctuary III, and speak with Maurice. Maurice tasks you with collecting Hecktoplasm from haunted enemies, easily spotted by their ghostly green glow.

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Defeating haunted enemies spawns specters you'll need to defeat as well, and that's when you finally get ahold of Hecktoplasm.

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After collecting enough of Hecktoplasm, Maurice opens the gate to Heck, where you can chat with Captain Haunt to access a number of quests, through which you'll earn Bloody Harvest items and cosmetics.

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This year, the Bloody Harvest quests are less demanding than before, making it easier to get loot.

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  • 4 challenges completed  “A Shrinking Feeling" weapon trinket
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  • 8 challenges completed  "Message from Beyond" ECHO Device skin
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  • 12 challenges completed  "Haunted Look" shared Vault Hunter skin
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  • 15 challenges completed  "Porphyrophobia" weapon skin
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Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2020

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Destiny 2 brings back the Festival of the Lost and the Haunted Forest for 2020, with new weapons, triumphs, armor sets, and cosmetics for Exotics to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Festival of the Lost 2020 is free for all Destiny 2 players and runs from October 6 through November 3. 

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Festival of the Lost 2020 adds new perk rolls for the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story, plus new sets for a few classes:

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On the official Festival of the Lost blog post, Bungie provided more information on the Halloween event. The Spider is a new NPC that gives players Cipher Decoders that unlock special chests at the end of The Haunted Forest. The chests are worth pursuing because they contain Legendary items specific to the Festival of the Lost. 

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Rounding things out, there are new Sparrow skins available, as well as festival masks and vanity items for various armor sets, including broomsticks and witch hats. 

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Resident Evil Resistance October Update

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Resident Evil Resistance has a big October update in store, which is basically a Halloween update without actually being called a Halloween update.

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Jill Valentine joins the ranks of the Survivors, with powerful weapons and her characteristic dodge mechanic from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. And as is only fitting, Nemesis itself is a playable Mastermind for the first time. Players control Nemesis through playing as Nicholai, another new Mastermind.

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The Prison is a new map added in RE Resistance's October update, and the Uptown Raccoon City and Bemusement Park maps get a remix with new layouts.

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Finally is a slew of new costumes and weapon skins, Survivors' perks and customizable abilities, and Mastermind traps.

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[Source: Capcom]

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Grounded October Update

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Grounded’s October update adds ziplines and more to the survival game, including some Halloween-themed items. The initial announcement is relatively light on details, but players can expect decorations, recreational items, and doodads to use with friends. These include harvestable Candy Corn and a new landmark in the Frankenline, which is described as "a creepy discarded Etch-a-Sketch you can actually draw on."

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Aside from washing The Backyard in a spooky glow, the October update for Grounded does a lot on the backend as well, including fixing a handful of bugs, fine-tuning combat, and unlocking new perks. You can see the full patch notes here

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath  All Hallows' Eve

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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is getting some Halloween goodness with the All Hallows’ Eve character skin pack. It’s available now and is free for Aftermath owners. Those who haven’t upgraded to Aftermath yet would need to purchase the expansion, which also unlocks the Summer Heat and Femme Fatale packs from earlier in 2020. 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s All Hallows’ Eve skin pack trailer highlighted three of the included skins. One is the “Blizzard King” outfit for Sub-Zero, and then there’s the part-werewolf part-school spirit “Beast Within” skin for Johnny Cage. Then there’ “Bad Medicine” for D’Vorah, turning the Kytinn fighter into a spidery nurse from hell. 

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It’s not certain if Warner Bros. is adding anything else to Mortal Kombat 11’s Halloween event, but we’ll update if something new turns up.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Halloween

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The Halloween fun isn’t limited to New Horizons, as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrates spooky season in its own way. The 2020 Pocket Camp Halloween event features a number of special activities with ghoulish treats on offer for those who complete certain goals.

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Jack comes around and demands sweet treats. Hand over bat-themed lollipops to get bat furniture as a reward, and plant pumpkins during the month’s Garden Event to nab hatbats. Jack offers exclusive items such as mystical pumpkins in return.

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Taking part in the October Fishing Tourney nets some goodies as well, with potion-themed furniture on offer every time players reach a size goal with the fish they catch.

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Then there’s a fright night gyroidite scavenger hunt, new Happy Home classes and challenges, wall and carpet sets, special cookie items and more. The Pocket Camp Halloween and October events are live now.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween update is available to download for free now, and it’s bringing more than just the Czar of Halloween to the island. 

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Animal Crossing patch 1.5 paves the way for Halloween by adding Candy as an item players can purchase from the Nooklings’ store and pumpkins as growable DIY fodder.

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The patch 1.5 trailer shows players planting, watering, and harvesting at least four different pumpkin varieties and then using them in various Halloween-themed DIY recipes.

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On Halloween night (October 31), Jack himself visits the island. It’s not clear yet what he requires of the player, but all the residents will be lurking about, asking for Candy and showing off their costumes.

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The patch adds new skin tone options for players to look their creepy best as well. We’ll update with more information about what New Horizons Halloween brings to the table as it becomes available.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne — Fun Fright Fest

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Capcom’s brewing up a special Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Halloween event called the Fun Fright Fest, part of the hefty Title Update 5. It runs from October 15 at 8 p.m. EST through November 5 at the same time and is exclusive to the expansion.

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The Autumn Harvest Fest is returning to the base Monster Hunter: World game, but Capcom hasn’t said much about it yet.

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Fun Fright Fest (starting at 7:06 in the above trailer) sees the Seliana Gathering Hub decked out with spooky furnishings, and the handler dons a Cute Demoness outfit to celebrate the occasion. There are two special ticket types to collect during the event and trade in for loot: the Fun Fright Ticket and the VIP Fun Fright Ticket. 

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The former get doled out as daily login bonuses for the MHW Halloween event and can be used to craft armor with Decoration slots. Players can exchange the latter for in-game decorations and Layered Armor, but these are only available as random item drops. Both ticket types can be exchanged for Melding Tickets too.

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There’s at least one new set of armor coming to the Fun Fright Fest, Demon Lord Alpha+. Wearing pieces of this armor set increases the chance of getting VIP Fun Fright Tickets.

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Capcom may reveal more about Monster Hunter: World Iceborne’s Fun Fright Fest as the start date approaches, and we’ll update if that happens.

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Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Killing Floor 2’s annual Halloween celebrations, and 2020 is no different. This year’s Halloween event is Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection, and it brings treats galore, including new weapons, maps, and cosmetics.

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Infernal Insurrection’s new map is Hallmark Station, a twisted take on London’s famous King’s Cross Station. Hallmark Station has been overrun by zeds, of course, and players must team up with fellow mercenaries to take down the demonic threat. Hellmark Station includes Survival, Endless, and Weekly modes.

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Two new HRG weapons make their debut in Killing Floor 2’s Halloween event.

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From now until November 10, Killing Floor 2 is also introducing a number of Halloween events, objectives, bonuses, and cosmetics.

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October 2020 is upon us, which means it's time for scary movies, The Simpsons Tree House of Horror, and Halloween events in all our favorite video games! While we're still on announcements from Overwatch and Apex Legends, games like Killing Floor 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and MHW already have their in-game-event plans laid out for the spooky season.

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From new weapons and outfits to new DIY recipes and Palico Halloween costumes, there are plenty of tricks, and even more treats, in store for the witching month. 

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Games that haven't announced Halloween plans yet likely will in the coming weeks, and we'll update this list of Halloween events when that happens. Be sure to bookmark this and check back throughout October!

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This Was the Best Decade in Gaming History, and I Can Prove It https://www.gameskinny.com/w33ve/this-was-the-best-decade-in-gaming-history-and-i-can-prove-it https://www.gameskinny.com/w33ve/this-was-the-best-decade-in-gaming-history-and-i-can-prove-it Sun, 29 Dec 2019 14:27:56 -0500 Ty Arthur

The decade is coming to a close, and while there was controversy — and a few franchises flopped  the last 10 years provided some of the best moments in the history of gaming.

If you lived through the 2010s, you witnessed new, powerful console launches, new developers knocking it out of the park, and new, exciting tech releases from the ill-fated Kinect to the still burgeoning VR field.

All of that and more led to an unforgettable 10 years in gaming that rivaled much of what came before. Don't believe me? Let's take a look back at the industry's defining achievements over the past 10 years.  

The Early 2010s

Certain moments will live forever. Lady Gaga's meat outfit. Rebecca Black's Friday. Kony 2012. The color of that stupid dress. Marriage equality. "But her emails." Leo finally getting that damn Oscar. 

For me, the decade began in earnest when I put GLaDOS into a potato in Portal 2. The combination of humor and disturbing horror sold it as much as the game's top-notch voice acting and rock solid gameplay. That overall package had me sitting in awe, thinking: "Did modern video games just become amazing right this second?" 

Aside from the hilarious legacy of Portal's sequel (which itself will never be a follow-up since Valve sadly can't count to three), the 2010s kicked off in earnest with notable returns from major series featuring big changes. Mass Effect 2 ditched the extraneous RPG elements and somehow came out better for it; Dead Space 2 ramped up the horror and gore of the first game; and, of course, Starcraft 2: Wings Of Liberty arrived with a makeover and revamped multiplayer.

The early 2010s proudly brought the gaming universe a re-tooled horde mode in Gears of War 3, and it's one that stood the test of time. Aside from still holding the title of "one of the least toxic cooperative multiplayer modes" ever made, horde in Gears of War 3 remains the gold standard of multiplayer. Horde is one of the primary reasons why fans return to the Gears series even after the IP switched developers.

While those big-name AAA franchises made their marks, Minecraft became a phenomenon. Mojang's smash hit created an enduring legacy that can't be denied, even if the survival/open-world LEGO mashup has been endlessly emulated. Somehow the pop phenomenon still has hundreds of millions of active players, showing Mojang's vision wasn't just a fluke. 

Between an insane number of skins, seeds, maps, and mods, Minecraft has to be one of the most expansive gaming experiences of all time, and it will probably still be up and running long after we are all dead and gone. As we move into the next decade, we're preparing for Minecraft Dungeons, which could possibly be a game we'll still be talking about in 10 years. Who knows?

      OK, maybe it wouldn't have been the worst
thing if we didn't know about this guy...

Another low-key title that had a bigger impact than many realize — though not Minecraft big — came in the horror genre. 

Amnesia: The Dark Descent kicked off the "defenseless" horror subgenre that has seen the likes of Outlast, Layers of Fear, and Alien: Isolation follow in its footsteps. Although the Amnesia series is now quaint when compared to what came after it, it brought the horror genre to the masses. Why? Because big-name streamers loved it.

Reaction videos to Amnesia's scarier scenes caught on like wildfire, and it's partly to thank for the sudden spike in video game streaming personalities in the early part of the decade. Without Amnesia, it's possible that the likes of PewDiePie and Markiplier might remain relatively unknown.

       It is an absolute tragedy that this didn't catch on.

Despite all of the unexpected successes, there were some "sure things" that ended up nosediving in the early part of the decade. Nintendo — normally a pillar of stability — saw the Wii U ultimately flop, even though the hardware itself had some fantastic applications.

If you haven't experienced Rayman Legends local multiplayer using both the Wii U pad and your television screen, then you missed out on a critical piece of amazing gaming history.

While the Wii U has been consigned to the dust bin, other parts of the early 2010 gaming landscape caught on like wildfire and still haven't gone out.

Though I point blank hated Skyrim, credit must be given where it's due. Bethesda captured the imagination of a generation with that particular Elder Scrolls entry, and Skyrim managed to remain popular enough to see re-release some dozen or so times across multiple consoles throughout the decade.

Without question, Skyrim played a large role in the success of the 2010 console cycle, but it had an even bigger impact on the PC landscape. Simply put, Skyrim is the king of mods, and has born an entire generation of modders that have created some truly fantastic experiences. 

To date, Skyrim has more than 56,000 downloads available on Nexus Mods. Yeah, a lot of them are nude mods, but between the total conversion mods and extremely clever gameplay tweaks, Skyrim can be an amazing game with the right modding.

The mod effect went well past Bethesda's fantasy baby this decade. Other open world games like Red Dead Redemption 2 are getting a slew of mods, but everything from XCOM to the Resident Evil 2 remake are finding extra play time through some pretty genius mods.

While story took a back seat to open-world exploration in Skyrim, storytelling as a whole wasn't left in the dust in this early period of the decade. Plenty of games weren't afraid to go with more mature or unexpected themes, from the devastating opening of The Last Of Us to the mind-bending twist in Bioshock Infinite

Story rich or story lacking, open world or linear, the early part of the 10s was drowning in genre-defining games... but things would take a turn just a few years later. 

The Mid 2010s

         Telltale looking at Telltale and getting ready to pull the trigger       

Has a developer ever risen so quickly and then fallen so far as Telltale? The Wolf Among Us and the first season of The Walking Dead are still hallmarks of interactive storytelling, but sadly, the development team, under immense pressure, faced insurmountable hurdles.

A badly aging engine, lack of new ideas, and overspending on major franchises weighed the dev down by the time Game Of Thrones Season 1 ended. Sadly, things did not improve, and the company shuttered later in the decade. We never got to see the heights this style could have reached if material like Stranger Things, Hellraiser, or True Detective had been made available.

While the Telltale name is currently clawing back from the dead, it appears this new version of the company won't feature the same people (which may be a good thing) and will work on a much smaller scale. Will we ever get anything as compelling as Bigby's murder mystery or Clementine's journey to adulthood? Probably not, but at least we've still got our memories. 

       Goodbye old friend. You will be missed.

Another amazingly bittersweet moment arrived in April 2016 as the beloved Xbox 360 finally met its end. While Games With Gold is still offering up free titles each month and a handful of games are still hitting the platform, production on this console legend officially stopped. If you've still got a 360, be sure to keep hold of it -- because no more are being made! Microsoft managed to bring out the longest-running console cycle in gaming history, lasting more than 10 solid years. 

The next-gen got off to a rocky start not long before the 360 ceased production (remember the horror that was Assassin's Creed Unity?) but the decade's trend of disappointing trilogy conclusions with Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 would come to a shattering and conclusive close with The Witcher 3.

Without question, The Witcher 3 put CD Projekt Red on the map and showed that an open-world RPG could be story-rich and offer more than just endless fetch quests and following map markers. Even more impressively, The Witcher 3 remains one of the very few titles to feature DLC that is easily as strong as the base game.

Considering the many amazing ladies of the series (oh, and Geralt too, I guess) just made the leap to a Netflix Original Series, it seems The Witcher franchise is going to live on for quite some time.

The same time period didn't just see the arrival of some truly great games it also saw a change in how games are developed and the ways in which developers interact with players.

Although the method had been around for some time, it was around the mid-2010s that Early Access started to become a vehicle for on-going development. 

Though Early Access has seen its fair share of hate and has been legitimately abused, it gave us titles as diverse and satisfying as Darkest Dungeon, Slime Rancher, and later, Subnautica. Early Access has shown that supporting developers along the way and allowing tweaks to be made from fan feedback can result in better-finished products.

      Should have called it Baldur's Wind Dale: Temple Of Elemental Torment.

Rising alongside Early Access, the crowd-funding revolution also emerged in the 2010s, giving us an amazing crop of old-school RPGs like Pillars of Eternity and Wasteland 2

Fans wanted classic isometric games utilizing tactical real-time-with-pause or turn-based combat, but publishers just weren't willing to take the risk. They couldn't see that nostalgia equals money. Kickstarter and Indiegogo stepped in.

While Obsidian and InXile got snapped up by Microsoft in 2018 and it would seem are now cranking out some very off-brand console titles we still had a good number of years where fans had the final say on what would get released in those instances.

Kickstarter would later grow to feature revitalized classics such as Shenmue 3 and the Castlevania-adjacent Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Whether you asked for a refund and still think its a scam or are eagerly playing along, Star Citizen showed just how massive a crowd funding campaign can become. Somehow its still earning crowd funding revenue, having raked in more than $250 million from fans who know what they want and are willing to pay to get it.

Outside the realm of the typical gaming sphere, a surprising new genre would emerge and make a bigger impact than anyone suspected: absurdist games meant entirely for Let's Plays, reaction vids, and water-cooler talk.

"Classics" like Goat Simulator and Octodad: Dadliest Catch saw gamers re-thinking what truly makes a game great, while also laying the foundation for newer entries like Untitled Goose Game.

The Late 2010s

      Welcome back, Nintendo!

Breath Of The Wild was exactly what Nintendo needed to retake its position near the head of the pack. A major shift in gameplay towards an open-world style gave the Zelda franchise and the Switch a serious shot in the arm.

A brand new design for Nintendo's latest console didn't hurt either, as the combination of permanent home base console and mobile device re-captured the imaginations of gamers. While the controller and movement-based games like 1-2 Switch don't seem to have caught on, Nintendo is still very clearly back into position as console innovator. 

Another open-world game that defined this same period, but on the PlayStation 4, was Horizon Zero Dawn. The combination of old and new styles with a gripping mystery of humanity's past pushed forward by a fiery main character gave many players a reason to stick with the PS4. 

Considering the lauded Red Dead Redemption came out in 2010 and Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2018, it's clear that the open-world trend has reigned supreme this decade.

One game refutes that claim, though, is Fortnite.

You might love to hate it, but you have to ask yourself: has any other title done more to bring gaming into the public consciousness? When Star Wars and Avengers hold in-game events in Fortnite, I think it's clear we've surpassed fandom boundaries and hit the big time.

The concept of Battle Royale has been around for quite awhile, and one could argue it hit its stride with PUBG not long after getting popular through the DayZ mod to Arma 2. That being said, it wasn't until Fortnite that the term became a household name and a genre giant in its own right. 

The resurgence of Battle Royale aside, Fortnite still plays a major role in live streaming, catapulting it to a previously unknown level of popularity with celebrity appearances and major eSports events. Fortnite managed to hit just about every platform imaginable, including mobile phones, and that's another area of gaming worth looking at that made a huge splash in the '10s.

      Not only is this peak 2010s, I'd argue it was also the
reason the internet was invented

Forget Angry Birds and Candy Crush, because there was an absolute explosion of mobile gaming covering every conceivable genre this decade. Aside from the clear cultural significance, Pokemon Go's launch started the AR craze meant to get gamers off the couch and out into the world of sunlight and exercise.

Even if you didn't care for the change in mechanics from the other monster-collecting titles, Pokemon Go was the gift that just kept on giving, from Pokemoan dildos (yep, they exist) to a Chuck Tingle erotica book, to a news cycle that kept bringing up new insanity every, single day.

While some games got smaller and more mobile, others got larger and more tethered VR broke into the mainstream. The PSVR brought true virtual reality to console gamers for a (sort of) affordable price for the first time.

Meanwhile, a number of dueling PC VR platforms are now pushing the boundaries and getting the tech where it needs to go. Vive and Oculus are currently duking it out, with the Oculus Quest now ditching wires and even the PC entirely for a more liberated experience. We haven't seen the best VR has to offer yet  that's for sure  but what's available today is already impressive.

If virtual worlds are less important to you than the interactions that occur within them, the late 2010s were a time when communities really started coming together through platforms like Twitch and Discord.

While the former popped up in 2011 and the latter in 2015, it hasn't been until recent years that they've really come into their own. Whether a mobile gacha title or a graphics-intensive PC shooter, pretty much every game worth playing has its own Discord community where players help each other out and forge new relationships.

New consoles, new tech, new ways of communicating, and new and returning franchises made this is a decade to remember in gaming history.

Looking Forward to 2020 and Beyond

That all about brings us to the present: 2019 was filled to the brim with major gaming news. Bungie parted with Activision but kept the Destiny series; Blizzard stepped in it with their poor handling of eSports players discussing Chinese democracy protests; and Xbox Game Studios snapped up Double Fine back in August.

On the release front, the tail end of the decade hasn't slouched with top-notch new games in a number of surprising genres. Disco Elysium came out of nowhere, and yeah, it deserves the hype. If you miss Planescape: Torment style text-heavy experiences, you want to play this one. The movie snippet experimentation with Telling Lies is also well worth experiencing and shows gaming can be just as interesting and story-rich as cinema. That's not to mention Netflix's Bandersnatch.

As the year ends, we're seeing more changes to the gaming landscape with monthly game services like Game Pass, PS Now, EA Access, and more coming into prominence. Even the mobile gaming crowd is getting in on the monthly subscription action with Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass. If you want to try out a bunch of games for a low monthly price, there's never been a better time to explore what's available on console, PC, or mobile devices.

Of course, the obvious next step of this digital revolution was the advent of the all-streaming Stadia and XCloud. The effect of those changes is still anyone's guess, but it sure looks like we're barreling towards a digital future with a Netflix style library of games.

As Google and all-streaming services come into the spotlight, the console wars still raged between Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. The PS4 managed to become the fourth best selling console of all time this gen, and some killer exclusives likely played a big role there. How the PS5 and Xbox Series X stack up against each other still remains to be seen.

Far more happened in this decade than we ever could have covered in one article, and I'm sure you'll be happy to tell me which games and events I missed that made this the best 10 years in gaming history.

For now, it's time to look toward the future, as next-gen consoles are well into development and are expected to arrive next holiday season. Major titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Baldur's Gate 3, and The Last Of Us 2 are mere months away, and we can't wait to see what the next 10 years have in store! 

What were your favorite video game moments from 2010-2019, and do you agree that it was the best decade in gaming history? Sound off in the comments below!

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How to Play Split Screen in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/k1ufq/how-to-play-split-screen-in-fortnite-on-ps4-and-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/k1ufq/how-to-play-split-screen-in-fortnite-on-ps4-and-xbox-one Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:39:08 -0500 Sergey_3847

Epic Games has recently implemented Fortnite split screen on PS4 and Xbox One. The new feature allows two players to play on the same console with two controllers. It's a similar setup to Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Resident Evil 6, and several games in the Call of Duty franchise. 

Unfortunately, being able to play with friends using split screen isn't available on every platform. Fortnite's split screen feature isn't available on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile (of course). 

How to do Split Screen in Fortnite

Step 1: Make a Second Account on Your Console

Before connecting a second controller, make sure that you have more than one account available on your console. If you have only one account, then split screen won't work.

Here's how you can create a new account on PS4:

  1. Press the Power button
  2. Select Switch User
  3. Choose New User
  4. Enter any name and password
  5. Confirm new user

Here's how you can create a new account on Xbox One:

  1. Press the user profile icon in the top left corner of your console's main menu
  2. Select Add New
  3. Choose Get a New e-mail Address
  4. Enter any other e-mail address and confirm
  5. Enter any name and password
  6. Enter your log-in name
  7. Confirm the terms of use
Step 2: Connect a Second Controller

After you've created a new account, you can connect a second controller to your console. We assume you already know how to do this. 

Step 3: Enter the Lobby

When you enter the Fortnite lobby, you will see a hint at the bottom of the screen suggesting that you connect another player to your game by pressing "X" on PS4 and "A" on Xbox One.

When you press the correct button, Fortnite will ask you to log-in as another user. Now select the new account you created prior to this step.

Another player should now appear in the lobby. You may press "X" on PS4 and "A" on Xbox One if you want to give another player control of the menu, the landing target, and cosmetics.

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That's it on how to do split screen in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One. For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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See an Exclusive Scene From The Rise of Skywalker in Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/6ovbs/see-an-exclusive-scene-from-the-rise-of-skywalker-in-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/6ovbs/see-an-exclusive-scene-from-the-rise-of-skywalker-in-fortnite Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:56:24 -0500 Jason Coles

Fortnite isn't unfamiliar with Star Wars, but things are getting really interesting ahead of the release of The Rise of Skywalker. Announced by the official Fortnite Twitter account over the weekend, an exclusive scene from the upcoming movie will be shown in-game — before it's shown anywhere else.

The exclusive TRoS scene will be shown on December 14 at the theater in Risky Reels. Doors will at 1:30 p.m. EST and the show will start at 2:00 p.m. EST. Needless to say, people are pretty hyped about the whole thing. 

This isn't the first time that Fortnite has delved into The Force, though, as there was a Star Wars/Fortnite crossover about a month ago that had a Star Destroyer in the space above the battle royale island, as well as the chance to get your hands on a Stormtrooper skin. 

It's just the latest instance of Fortnite proving that it's not just a game, with things like concerts taking place in-game as well. It's astounding just how much can be done in Fortnite, and it makes you wonder what kind of special events could be coming up in the future. 

In the meantime, get your Star Wars hit by checking out our review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, or if you've already got the game, check out our tips and tricks for the game by visiting our Fallen Order guides hub

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Fortnite Flaming Rings: Drive a Motorboat Through Flaming Rings https://www.gameskinny.com/bf58k/fortnite-flaming-rings-drive-a-motorboat-through-flaming-rings https://www.gameskinny.com/bf58k/fortnite-flaming-rings-drive-a-motorboat-through-flaming-rings Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:55:11 -0400 Jason Coles

Finding the Fortnite flaming rings can be a pain. They're an important part of this week's challenges though. So it's a pain you're going to have to grin and bear it if you want to complete all of them and continue on your path to the top of the Battle Pass. 

Of course, finding them isn't the whole story here. You actually need to find them and then jump through them in a motorboat. It's all very Avatar, what with combining the elements into something more impressive altogether. 

You actually need to do this three times and through three different Fortnite flaming rings. This can be done across the course of several matches though. That being said, it's easier to keep track of which ones you've done if you can manage to find a good route and get all three done in one go. 

As ever, your best bet for completing this challenge is to head into the Team Rumble mode. The respawning and slightly less chaotic early stages make for the best possible conditions when trying to complete any challenge that isn't simply killing off other players. 

Where are the Fortnite Flaming Rings?

There are several flaming rings dotted around the southern half of the map. The key thing to remember is that they're all above water, and you'll need to make keen use of your boost if you want to hit them.

The most efficient way of doing things is to head to the center of the island and then head south along the river. You'll come across two rings before you find yourself in a lake that has two islands. Head west of this lake and you'll see another one just waiting to be jumped through. 

Of course, you could always find your own way by looking at the map below, but it's always good to have some knowledge in case images aren't working for you. 

Fortnite Flaming Rings map locations in Chapter 2.

Once you've performed this daring stunt three times, you should have completed the challenge. Then you can move on with your life, maybe finish some of the other challenges Fortnite has on offer this week. 

Actually, if you've yet to fight off the Storm King, then you'll find it easy to do with this article right here. Oh, and if you've yet to find the Ghost Town for one of the other Fortnitemares challenges, then we've got the cure-all for your worries in this guide here

From Fortnite flaming rings to an entire Chapter 2 weapons stat sheet, we're constantly updating our Fortnite guides. Be sure to check them out over on our Fortnite guides hub

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How to Beat Storm King in Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/761z5/how-to-beat-storm-king-in-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/761z5/how-to-beat-storm-king-in-fortnite Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:27:40 -0400 Jason Coles

Fortnite's Fortnitemares Storm King is a mighty foe; it's the kind you would typically find at the end of a massive JRPG or MMO raid instead of within a battle royale game. Nevertheless, here we are. And you're going to need to know how to beat Storm King and render him disabled. 

This is one of the challenges available in the Fortnitemares Limited Time Event. It's technically the last challenge on the list, but you can jump into the fray whenever you feel like it. 

In the strategy guide below, we show you where Storm King is, as well as how to beat him and what to expect from his phases. If you want to see the other challenges in the Fortnitemares event, alongside their rewards, be sure to head over to this guide

Where is Storm King in Fortnite?

There are technically two challenges relating to this demonic being. The first one is to deal a whopping 10,000 damage to his weak points, while the second is to defeat him

You can get involved with this fight by selecting it as a mode from within the battle royale portion of Fortnite. Once you have, simply select play and you'll be joined by three other players in your squad, as well as a bunch of others hoping to best the Storm King. 

You'll be dropped near the center of the map, and you'll actually be fighting the Fortnite Storm King on the small island at the very center. As you glide in, keep an eye out for loot llamas stuck in the trees in the area around the small island and then check the chests that are on the island itself. 

The fight goes through a few different phases, so it's important to know what to do during each one. 

Fortnite map showing the location of The Storm King

How to Beat Storm King in Fortnite

Storm King Phase 1

The first phase that will occur is the Weakpoints phase. This is where you'll have to shoot at glowing spots on the Storm King's body in order to make him vulnerable. 

Once you've destroyed the first weakpoint, crystals will spawn on the map. These will spawn zombies constantly, and it's worth focusing your attention and firepower on them until they're destroyed. Otherwise, you'll get overwhelmed. 

It's worth noting that the zombies are an excellent source of loot. You can get ammo, new guns, healing items, and even the occasional turret by defeating them. So keep that in mind if you're running low on anything at all. 

Storm King Phase 2

Once you've done this three times, you'll have the chance to attack one of the Storm King Horns. If you can destroy it, then you'll be able to move straight onto attacking the second horn. However, it's much more likely that you'll have to go through the weakpoint cycle a few times to destroy both of the Storm King Horns. 

Storm King Phase 3

Once you've done so, you'll be able to destroy the Storm King for real. His entire body will now be vulnerable. You should have been able to collect a turret by this point, so build up some platforms away from other people and lay down the turret.

This will allow you to dole out a huge amount of damage without expending ammo. Just be on the lookout for his directed attacks, as he can wipe you out in one or two hits if he wants to. 

Once you've destroyed him, you'll have accomplished the challenge of killing him, though you may need another round or two to finish the weakpoints challenge. You should have also netted yourself a lot of experience on the way, so congratulations!

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That's all you need to know about finding the Storm King in Fortnite, completing the Stork King weakpoints challenge, and defeating the Storm King. For more Fortnite tips, tricks, and strategies, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides hub

We're currently tweaking old guides with new information, as well as creating brand new content for Fortnite Chapter 2. 

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Fortnite Ghost Town Location Guide: How to Find the Haunted House https://www.gameskinny.com/e8bbg/fortnite-ghost-town-location-guide-how-to-find-the-haunted-house https://www.gameskinny.com/e8bbg/fortnite-ghost-town-location-guide-how-to-find-the-haunted-house Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:55:47 -0400 Jason Coles

Trying to find the location of Fortnite's Ghost Town for Halloween's Fortnitemares challenges would be tricky if it wasn't for the excellent resources available to you. One of those excellent resources is us, of course. If you're here, you already know that we want to help you find it and destroy that haunted house furniture. 

Finding the Fortnite Ghost Town is a big part of this year's Fortnitemares Limited Time Event. This is a special one designed to help players get into the right frame of mind for the best holiday of the year; Halloween. Yeah, I said it, the best holiday. Don't @ me. 

Anyway, the challenges this year include a handful of mostly-easy trials, all of which you can see right here.  However, we're focusing on Challenge Number 3 and, specifically, the ghost town. Or, as some call it, the haunted house.  

Fortnite Ghost Town Location (a.k.a. The Haunted House)

The ghost town isn't a named place. Rather, it's a landmark, which can make it a little harder to find than most other challenges. Further, it's not really a town so much as it's a house.

We've marked it on the map below, but if you can't see the map for reasons only known to how the internet works, here's what you need to do:

  1. Head to the northeast of the island 
  2. Go to where the ocean splits the earth into a V
  3. Head to the northernmost point of the left-hand side of the V 
  4. Get spooked by the Ghost Town

Fortnite Ghost Town Location map for Fortnitemares limited time event.

If you need more guidance, it's just to the northwest of Steamy Stacks and can be seen as a little house on top of a hill. It's full of fog machines, gargoyles, and even haunted furniture. This makes it a good place to tick off the first challenge: Destroy haunted household furniture (5x). 

Where to Search a Chest in a Ghost Town

You'll need to search a chest while in the Ghost Town as well, so be sure to check the house thoroughly. You'll usually do well to check the upper floors and even the attic space if you want a sure thing.

Once you've actually opened the chest, then this part of the challenge will be over. It's all with the aim of getting the rather cool Umbrella at the end of the road. Of course, the challenges also net you a host of other rewards, too, so don't miss out on the easy level-ups that they offer. 

Now that you've found the Fortnite Ghost Town (it's more like a Ghost House) you should be getting closer to your goal of finishing off the Fortnitemares challenge set. 

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That's all you need to know about finding the Fortnite Ghost Town location in Chapter 2. For more tips, tricks, and strategies, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides page, which we're currently updating and adding to as more content comes out for Chapter 2. 

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Fortnite Fortnitemares Challenges and Rewards https://www.gameskinny.com/wp5xk/fortnite-fortnitemares-challenges-and-rewards https://www.gameskinny.com/wp5xk/fortnite-fortnitemares-challenges-and-rewards Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:10:43 -0400 GS_Staff

It's Halloween week, and Fortnite's Fortnitemares seasonal event is now live. As with any weekly update, there are brand new challenges to complete, though these are a lot spookier than the ones we see on a regular basis. 

From destroying haunted furniture to finding scary locales on the Fortnite map and defeating the frightening Storm King, these challenges will send a chill up your spine faster than a bump in the night. 

You'll find two lists below: one has all of the limited event's challenges, while the other has all of the limited event's rewards. Numbers in parentheses denote how many times you have to perform each challenge. Or, in terms of the Storm King, they show how many times you have to hit its weak points. 

Fortnite Fortnitemares Challenges

  • Destroy haunted household furniture (5x)
  • Leap from a Hideout within 20 meters of an opponent (1x)
  • Search a chest in a haunted forest, ghost town, and spooky farm (1x each)
  • Deal damage to Storm King weak points (10,000x)
  • Revive teammates while battling the Storm King (3x)
  • Defeat the Storm King (1x)

Stay tuned for our guide on how to best defeat the Storm King quickly to complete the above challenges. 

Fortnite Fortnitemares Rewards

  • Fortnitemares loading screen: complete all challenges
  • Storm King spray: complete "deal damage to Storm King weak points" challenge
  • Storm King banner token: complete "revive teammates while battling Storm King" challenge
  • New Fortnitemares umbrella: complete "defeat the Storm King" challenge

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That's it for this list of Fortnite Fortnitemares challenges and rewards. None of these are too hard to complete, except for maybe defeating the Storm King. Though we're sure you can certainly do that fairly quickly with a group of friends. 

For more on Fortnite Chapter 2, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides page. We're in the process of tweaking old guides and adding new ones all the time. 

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Fortnite: Summit the Highest Mountain With the Journey Outfit https://www.gameskinny.com/2vmdv/fortnite-summit-the-highest-mountain-with-the-journey-outfit https://www.gameskinny.com/2vmdv/fortnite-summit-the-highest-mountain-with-the-journey-outfit Fri, 25 Oct 2019 10:51:44 -0400 GS_Staff

Fortnite's Season 1, Week 3 challenges include a ton of different tasks. One of them requires you summit the highest mountain in the game with Journey Outfit. Thankfully, the highest mountain isn't all that difficult to find. In fact, you may have already come close to the summit when completing this week's dance challenge

Below, we've included the mountain's location, as well as a map leading you directly to it so you can quickly complete the Alter Ego quest challenge. We've also included how to get the Journey Outfit if you haven't already done so. 

How to Summit the Highest Mountain in Fortnite

The highest mountain in Fortnite is located in the southeastern portion of the map. In fact, it's very, very close to the Weather Station, in the snowy portion outlined in the map below. 

If you land at the Weather Station, the mountain is directly to the left of the Weather Station

For another frame of reference, it's the snowy mountains to the southeast of Retail Row and east of Misty Meadows. If you zoom in on the map in-game, it's along the black part of the mountain range that snakes down toward the southern coastline. 

You'll complete the challenge as soon as you touch down on the mountain, as long as you're wearing the Journey Outfit when you do so. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 map showing the location of the highest mountain summit.

How to Get the Journey Outfit in Fortnite

The Journey vs Hazard outfit is even easier to get than the challenge above is to complete. Why? Because you get the Journey Outfit as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass. You unlock a variant of the outfit after you complete the Alter Ego challenge. 

Simply put this outfit on before you hop into a match, and the challenge will complete when you land on the summit of the mountain. 

The premium version of the Season 1 Battle Pass costs $9.50 (950 V-Bucks). There is also a version that costs $28 (2,800 V-Bucks) and lets you unlock the first 25 tiers of the pass. There are 100 total tiers. 

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That's all you need to know about how to summit the highest mountain in Fortnite to complete the Alter Ego quest mission. Be sure to check out our other Fortnite guides, many of which we're currently updating for Chapter 2. There are, of course, more Chapter 2 guides coming as well. 

Stay tuned. 

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Fortnite Dance Locations: Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, Weather Station https://www.gameskinny.com/1d7va/fortnite-dance-locations-compact-cars-lockies-lighthouse-weather-station https://www.gameskinny.com/1d7va/fortnite-dance-locations-compact-cars-lockies-lighthouse-weather-station Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:16:22 -0400 GS_Staff

Fortnite Chapter 2 is already in its third week. That means two things: time flies and brand new challenges are awaiting you on the Fortnite map. Dubbed Forged in Slurp by Epic, this week's challenges unsurprisingly including dancing. Specifically, you need to dance at three locations: Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, and Weather Station

In the guide below, we answer the question: "Where is Compact Cars, Luckies Lighthouse, and Weather Station?". We lay out exactly where you need to dance to complete this part of the Forged in Slurp challenges for Season 1, Week 3. We've even included a map for easy reference.

We'll look at each location starting in the north and moving south. Completing this week's dance challenges will net you 14,000 XP. 

Fortnite Dance Locations Season 1, Week 3

Fortnite map showing dance challenge locations for Compact Cars, Luckie's Lighthouse, and Weather Station.

Dance at Luckie's Lighthouse

This dance location can be found in the northwestern part of the map. It's near Pleasent Park and can be found along the coast. You really can't miss the lighthouse: it's big, it's red, and it's right at the edge of the water. 

Just go up to the lighthouse and start dancing to get credit for this one. 

Dance at Compact Cars

This location can be found near the eastern edge of the map. Simply go to the river near Frenzy Farm and Dirty Docks. You're looking for a scrapyard full of stacked cars and a crane. 

Dance anywhere in the junkyard, and you're good to go. 

Dance at Weather Station

If you've ever seen a spy movie or played the Just Cause series, you know that the weather station is up in the mountains. It always is.

You can find this one high up in the snow-covered mountains in the southeastern portion of the Fortnite map. Dropping in, it's the aluminum station with radar dishes on top of it. Next to it is a clapboard house. 

Dance anywhere here to get credit. 

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That's all you need to know about Fortnite dance locations for Season 1, Week 3. Luckily, Compact Cars, Luckie's Lighthouse, and the Weather Station are all easy landmarks to find. 

Of course, you don't have to dance at all three of these locations in a single game to get credit. You can do so in three separate games if you want. It still counts. 

For more on Fortnite Chapter 2, be sure to check out our growing Fortnite guides page, where you can find other articles, such as: 

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How to Get the Golden Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:49:17 -0400 Sergey_3847

Have you heard the story of the mythic goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2? Well, it looks like some patient players have been able to get this unusual creature-trophy-weapon by simply fishing for it.

This is the only fish in Fortnite that deals damage, since all other types of fish are basically just healing items.

What is Fortnite's Mythic Goldfish?

The mythic goldfish is currently the rarest item in Fortnite, and, like other fish, you can catch it by simply fishing. However, it takes a long time to catch since it's so rare.

But this is not the only way to nab the elusive creature: some players report that you can simply find it randomly on the ground.

There is no mathematical way to predict your chances of catching the goldfish, but you can be sure that it's gated by hefty RNG. Many players have reported that they tried to catch the slippery fish for hours without a single bite. 

According to early leaks, this throwable mythic goldfish was initially meant to deal 90 points of damage, but in practice, it does 200 points of damage. That means the fish can insta-kill any player — even with full armor and health.

Best Way to Get the Mythic Goldfish

It is possible that Epic Games doesn't want too many players catching the golden fish. So most likely, you will only waste time by fishing for it.

However, there is one bypass you can use to get the fish. You need to find a player that owns one and make them throw the fish at you. If you somehow survive the hit or manage to dodge it, then you can immediately pick up the fish from the ground — and it's all yours.

That's really the only way of getting it for sure, well, outside of hours of fishing. 

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Best Landing Spots in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/best-landing-spots-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/best-landing-spots-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:38:23 -0400 Ty Arthur

With massive changes recently arriving to the battle royale map, it's time to reassess our landing options and take another look at the absolute best landing sites for Fortnite Chapter 2!

I was a huge fan of Anarchy Acres as the best spot before it got hit by a missile, but with the Fortnite map now completely revamped, all the previous best sites are either gone or drastically altered.

Below, we cover our top 5 best Fortnite landing spots for Chapter 2. For a quick overview, just check out the numbered locations on the map below, or scroll down for more detailed info on why these are the most advantageous sites to land.

Map of best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 2

What exactly are you looking for in the best landing site? Obviously, you want locations with easy access to loot, vehicles, or upgrade benches  but don't discount actual geography.

Landing on high ground with a clear line of sight into an area of heavy traffic can net you significantly more kills than landing straight in an area with more loot. Keep in mind the direction of the battle bus and the likelihood of landing in a heavily contested area, as it's often better to land somewhere without a bunch of competition in the early part of a match.

Best Landing Spot 1: Fishing Village

If the battle bus is traveling east to west across the middle of the map, this is an excellent place to land, since most people will be headed for Slurpy Swamp or the upgrade bench in the buildings to the east. By hitting this little peninsula in the southwest corner, you'll have good cover with trees, as well as a few houses to loot.

At most, you can probably only expect one or two other people to be competing for resources here, so keep an eye on where anyone else is landing to get the upper hand and clear the area before moving inland. If it seems like a lot of people hit Slurpy Swamp when you drop, you may want to build defenses here and take them all out as they move east away from the storm for early kills!

Best Landing Spot 2: E.G.O. Science Station

Located right on the beach, this science station/water purification center is an excellent spot to pick because it's easy to lose a pursuer in here if someone else also lands nearby.

Besides the abundance of loot inside, you can usually find shield potions on the ground near the parking spots outside. If you like to take enemies out from a distance, you have a great view of the water to the west to snipe anyone who goes for a boat, and easy access to head east and take out players still looting Pleasant Park.

Best Landing Spot 3: The Orchard

The little raceway with lawn chairs just north of the Orchard is actually the best spot to land, but if someone else is already heading there, just go straight into the Orchard itself so you can grab some loot inside a building.

In addition to several buildings to scavenge and lots of trees to use for cover, this area has a weapon upgrade workbech inside the main barn. You can use it right after landing for an early advantage.

Best Landing Spot 4: Rapid's Rest

Located just east of Lazy Lake, this secluded little spot has both a chest and a boat, so you will be well equipped and have a quick escape plan if things go sideways.

The best part about this spot is that it's in a little dip in the landscape that makes it hard for people to see you, so you can come up from below and take out anyone running out in then open in Lazy Lake.

Best Landing Spot 5: Retail Row

This is one of the few locations to survive the transition to Chapter 2, and now the area is, thankfully, zombie-free again!

There's a major caveat here: Retail Row is only a great landing spot if it's further along the battle bus path. If the area is right at the beginning or in the middle, you will land in war zone as a huge chunk of other players will probably land here for easy loot, too.

Remember Tilted Towers from way back when? Yeah, it's like that, but worse; there are fewer urban areas filled with buildings in Chapter 2.

If you can get here with fewer players, though, you have access to a whipping 16 normal yellow chests and 7 blue super chests to loot at your leisure!

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What's your favorite landing spot, and have you tried out any of our top 5 picks? Sound off in the comments below!

If you need more help navigating the updated mechanics in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Hideouts Locations and How to Use Them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/fortnite-hideouts-locations-and-how-to-use-them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/fortnite-hideouts-locations-and-how-to-use-them Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:31:21 -0400 Ty Arthur

We've gone from being a bush to hiding out in dumpsters with the battle royale re-launch of Chapter 2. Fortnite Hideouts are the latest way to get the drop on your opponent and snag a Victory Royale -- if you know where to find them!

It may not be Call Of Duty's Prop Hunt mode, but you've now got to be on the lookout for potentially killer objects when heading into any area with buildings and certain outdoor locations with hay.

Finding Fortnite Hideouts

For now, there are only two types of hideouts: hay bales and metal dumpsters. We can probably expect other objects to join the list in later seasons and the new Chapter 2 mechanics are tinkered with in the coming months.

To use a hideout, just face the object and press the interact button to hide inside, then press it again to pop out when an enemy's back is turned and you are ready to start shooting.

Now you need to know where to find them though, as they are necessary to complete several weekly challenges.

Frenzy Farm is the best place to find hay bales, and lots of 'em. If you land there, you should be able to see several from the air as you make your way down to the ground.

Nearly any location with buildings is where to look for dumpster hideouts, but your best bets are business type locations such as the gas station in Salty Springs.

Hideouts popping up at random across the map is leading to paranoid game of cat and mouse, with players now shooting hay bales and dumpsters out of habit. It's not a bad idea just to be safe... except that the sound will reveal your location to anyone nearby who isn't hiding in the garbage or hay.

Have you managed to get a kill using a hideout yet or avoided a squad of enemies with these nifty new additions to the game? Sound off in the comments below.

If you need more help navigating the updated mechanics in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:55 -0400 Sergey_3847

A new chapter in Fortnite battle royale has begun, and it's brought a bevy of changes to the game's weapons list. Many weapons have been vaulted, while a few have been taken out of the vault and thrown back into play. 

In this guide, you will find a complete list of all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale, including their stats and rarities. Some weapon rarities have been added for certain models, while others have been removed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats

Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Fortnite Chapter 2 Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 165 170.5 181.5 192.5 198
Damage 30 31 33 35 36
Fire Rate
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1
Structure Damage
30 31 33 35 36
 
Burst Assault Rifle (AUG)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 132.57 142.39 147.3 157.12 162.03
Damage 27 29 30 32 33
Fire Rate
4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3
Structure Damage
27 29 30 32 33
 
Submachine Gun (P90)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 204 216 228 240 252
Damage 17 18 19 20 21
Fire Rate
12 12 12 12 12
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.42 2.31 2.2 2.09 1.98
Structure Damage
17 18 19 20 21
 
Pistol

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 162 168.75 175.5 189 195.75
Damage 24 25 26 28 29
Fire Rate
6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Magazine 16 16 16 16 16
Reload Time
1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3
Structure Damage
23 24 25 26 27
 
Tactical Shotgun (M1014)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 106.5 112.5 118.5 124.5 130.5
Damage 71 75 79 83 87
Fire Rate
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Magazine 8 8 8 8 8
Reload Time
6.3 6 5.7 5.4 5.1
Structure Damage
50 53 55 58 60
 
Pump Shotgun

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 49 56 63 70 77
Damage 70 80 90 100 110
Fire Rate
0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Magazine 5 5 5 5 5
Reload Time
5 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2
Structure Damage
45 46 50 54 55
 
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 31.35 33 34.65 36.3 38.28
Damage 95 100 105 110 116
Fire Rate
0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
3.4 3.2 3 2.8 2.6
Structure Damage
95 100 105 110 116
 
Rocket Launcher

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 74.25 78.75 82.5 87 90.75
Damage 99 105 110 116 121
Fire Rate
0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
4.7 4.1 3.6 3.1 2.5
Structure Damage
356 356 375 394 394
 
Six Shooter

Stats Uncommon Rare Epic
DPS 170 180 190
Damage 34 36 38
Fire Rate
5 5 5
Magazine 6 6 6
Reload Time
2.42 2.3 2.19
Structure Damage
34 36 38
 
Hunting Rifle

Stats Uncommon Rare
DPS 68.8 72
Damage 86 90
Fire Rate
0.8 0.8
Magazine 1 1
Reload Time
1.9 1.8
Structure Damage
86 90
 
Double-Barrel Shotgun

Stats Epic Legendary
DPS 216.6 228
Damage 114 120
Fire Rate
1.9 1.9
Magazine 2 2
Reload Time
2.8 2.7
Structure Damage
87 90
 
Infantry Rifle

Fortnite Chapter 2 Infantry Rifle

Stats Common
DPS 144
Damage 36
Fire Rate
4
Magazine 8
Reload Time
2.5
Structure Damage
36

 

These are all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale. For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Medal Punchcard Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:42:35 -0400 Ty Arthur

Now that Fortnite is officially back with Chapter 2, many of the upgrade, progression, and weapons systems you've gotten to know have been significantly altered. And some, like the medal punchcard system, are brand-new. 

The Fortnite medal punchcard system is separate from the XP missions, which can be cycled at your leisure. But they still help you earn XP faster so you can level up your battle pass. Here's what you need to know about the new system. 

Fortnite Medal Punchcard System

The medal punchcard system is new to Fortnite Chapter 2, and changes player progression.

Before we get into how the punchcard works, its worth noting that as of this writing, the punchcard can get stuck on the screen on the PS4 version. Unfortunately, at this point, there's no fix except to wait for a patch to resolve the issue. Closing and re-opening won't fix it, and neither will uninstalling and reinstalling.

Now, onto the punchard.

The medals essentially serve the role of daily missions for earning experience and increasing your battle pass rank, but they are a little more flexible and can be earned by newer players who aren't as skilled yet.

The punchchard can be filled up with any of the medals you don't have to do one of each type, for instance  and you can bump up the ranking of the medal from bronze to silver to gold by completing it again with higher numbers.

There may be more based on other types of actions, but here are all the medals we've discovered so far:

  • First Match Medal: Play your first game of the day
  • Scavenger Medal: Search 3 / 7 / 10 chests, supply drops, or llamas
  • Battle Medal: Get 1 / 4 / 8 eliminations in a match
  • Survivor Medal: Survive to top 50 / 25 / 10 players in a match
  • Sniper Medal: Get a long-distance sniper kill of 100m or more
  • Fishing Medal: Go fishing using the new poles

While these medals are for solo matches, note there are also teamwork medals for earning assists in duo or squad modes. The medals reset each day after 24 hours, which means you'll get more rewards if you keep logging in each day and repeat the medals over and over.

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Fortnite Upgrade Bench Locations: How to Use Stations to Upgrade Weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/fortnite-upgrade-bench-locations-how-to-use-stations-to-upgrade-weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/fortnite-upgrade-bench-locations-how-to-use-stations-to-upgrade-weapons Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:16:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every Fortnite player knows that there are five types of weapon rarities in the game. Previously, each weapon could be looted in one of these rarities, but you couldn't upgrade these weapons. Now Epic Games has introduced special upgrade bench locations. These stations allow players to upgrade their weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2.

The process is rather simple, but it requires a lot of resources. So, if you want to know how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, then keep on reading our guide below.

Fortnite Chapter 2: Upgrade Bench Locations

Fortnite Chapter 2 Upgrade Bench Locations map.

Currently, there are six weapon upgrade benches on the brand new Fortnite Chapter 2 map. Here are their locations:

  • Craggy Cliffs: In the northern part of the map
  • Pleasant Park: On the northeast at the gas station
  • Between Steamy Stack and Dirty Docks on the eastern side of the map
  • Dirty Docks: Inside a small workshop in the northern part of the area
  • Weeping Woods: In the eastern half of the forest at a camping site
  • Retail Row: Inside a building in the southeastern part of the area

Walk up to any of these upgrade benches and choose your weapon and rarity you wish to upgrade. The system will require a certain amount of resources, such as wood, brick, and metal. The higher the rarity you choose, the larger the number of resources you will have to pay.

Here is a complete breakdown of resources you need to pay for each consecutive weapon upgrade:

  1. Common to Uncommon: 50x wood, 50 x brick, 50x metal
  2. Uncommon to Rare: 150x wood, 150 x brick, 150x metal
  3. Rare to Epic: 250x wood, 250 x brick, 250x metal
  4. Epic to Legendary: 350x wood, 350 x brick, 350x metal

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That's it on how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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How to Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/560zf/how-to-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/560zf/how-to-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:32 -0400 Ty Arthur

After getting sucked into a black hole, global gaming sensation Fortnite is back, and this time its got boating, swimming, and yes, even fishing. How do you fish in Fortnite and why would you want to?

For starters, you can now chomp down on a fish to regain health. Fishing can even let you pull out a weapon. 

That latter option is actually quite helpful, as the new Chapter 2 map features fewer indoor locations for finding goodies. 

Below, we'll go over how to get a fishing rod, as well as how to catch Floppers, Slurpfish, and weapons. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 Fishing Guide

Fishing Rod barrel near a pond in Fortnite

First up, you need to grab a fishing rod. These can spawn randomly on the ground or in chests. The most sure-fire way to grab a fishing rod is to look for barrels near bodies of water or on beaches as they usually have a fishing pole or two inside.

Luckily, water is practically everywhere now. A few good places to look are: 

  • Misty Meadows
  • Dirty Docks
  • Lazy Lake
  • Sweaty Sands
  • Weeping Woods

Next, switch to the rod in your inventory just like you would with any other weapon or item. Then cast your line into a body of water by pressing "fire." Wait a few seconds for something to nibble, then reel in and see what you got.

Look for bubbles in the water. That's where you'll find fish and loot. Here's what you can potentially catch by casting your line at any given water location:

  • Flopper (heals ~15HP)
  • Slurpfish (+50HP and shields)
  • Rusty can 
  • Random resources
  • Random weapon
  • Nothing (absolutely nothing!)

Much like challenges to find coins in specific map locations, you can expect other players will be camped out near bodies of water ready to snipe anyone who wants to take a leisurely fishing trip in the middle of a battle royale match.

Either try to stay hidden while fishing or stay mobile (yes, you can move while the line is in the water). Keep an eye on any high ground locations where an enemy might suddenly appear.

What's the best weapon you've pulled from a fishing spot so far? Let us know in the comments!

Stay tuned for many more Fortnite Chapter 2 guides coming soon, and check out what we've got so far in our list of Fortnite strategies here.

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Fortnite Black Hole Closes, Chapter 2 Begins With New Patch Notes https://www.gameskinny.com/54ib3/fortnite-black-hole-closes-chapter-2-begins-with-new-patch-notes https://www.gameskinny.com/54ib3/fortnite-black-hole-closes-chapter-2-begins-with-new-patch-notes Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:49:11 -0400 Jonathan Moore

After getting swallowed by a black hole on Sunday afternoon, Fortnite is finally back. The battle royale game blipped back to life at around 4 a.m. EST this morning, as some correctly predicted after the game literally went dark following the end of Season X. 

Servers were initially "down for maintenance" before players were able to log in shortly before 6 a.m. EST. Here's what we know so far. 

What's New in Fortnite Chapter 2?

From the looks of things, most of the Fortnite Chapter 2 leaks from yesterday were correct. The game has a brand-new map, which, according to those who have been able to drop into a match, features a lot fewer buildings and urban areas than the original Fortnite map. There are currently 13 new locations to explore. 

It seems like a big change of pace for the game, at least initially, but it is certainly something that will change over time.  

Of course, there are new weapons to pew, pew, and they can be upgraded with materials found in the world. There are new ways to progress, too, with a more engaging challenge-based medal system. It gives you XP for battle pass progress as you notch more kills or perform certain in-game tasks, such as breaking a certain number of rocks.

Boats are real. Swimming is real. Fishing is real. You can eat fish for health because video games. 

Stealth attack from a haystack in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1

Stealth attacks also feature in the new season. We learned from the leaks that you can hide in dumpsters and haystacks to attack your enemies unawares. But now that some have finally gotten their hands on the game, it's confirmed that stealth adds a major wrinkle to combat. There is also confirmation of explosive barrels and gas tanks. 

On top of that, new squad support actions make their way into Fortnite. The Bandage Bazooka heals your teammates with a rocket blast, and you can carry wounded comrades out of the line of fire. 

Of course, there are also new emotes, such as high fives, as well as new dances, skins, cosmetics, and more. 

How Much is the New Fortnite Battle Pass?

The Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 Battle Pass costs 950 v-bucks. Initial goals will net you around 1,500 v-bucks. According to the official Fortnite website, it appears this Battle Pass runs through December 12. 

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That's the gist of what we know about Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1. Be sure to check back in the coming hours and days for more on the latest developments with the battle royale hit. 

Sources: Kotaku, Fortnite.com

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Leak: Battle Pass, New Map, New Mechanics https://www.gameskinny.com/oy7cg/fortnite-chapter-2-trailer-leak-battle-pass-new-map-new-mechanics https://www.gameskinny.com/oy7cg/fortnite-chapter-2-trailer-leak-battle-pass-new-map-new-mechanics Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:28:15 -0400 Jonathan Moore

And we have our first leak of what is reportedly Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1.

The alleged leak comes from Fortnite Skin Tracker and was first shared on the website's Twitter account. Though the tweet has since been removed, Fortnite News has saved the short trailer for posterity. The trailer can be found below. 

Please note that some minor spoilers follow. If you'd rather go into an official reveal completely blind, steer clear now.  

Ok, ready? Here's what we know. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 Leak Info

The trailer shows what everyone believes is a brand-new Fortnite map, although there are no specific location names provided. There are new mechanics featured, such as swimming, attacking with stealth, and carrying down teammates. Fishing also makes an appearance, and it may figure into the game's new progression system.

Boats also make an appearance in the trailer, with players duking it out while speed-boating down a river. Other battle locations include valleys, mountains, beaches, nuclear power plants, dams, and more.

There are new ways to level up as well, which include increasing medal levels. The trailer shows battle medals, scavenger medals, and survivor medals. These appear to have specific challenges attached to them, too, with one battle medal popping for achieving 4 eliminations in a single match. 

The trailer teases more than 100 rewards for Season 1, including gliders and pogo sticks. There is no word on how much the battle pass for Chapter 2, Season 1 will cost. However, it's a safe bet it will be the same as those in Chapter 1. 

For more, you can see the captured trailer here

Image source: Fortnite News

For the past day or so, the internet has been fixated by Fortnite's Season X event, The End. To this point, millions of fans have tuned in to watch a black hole swirl in the middle of a pitch-black screen. 

Currently, Fortnite's servers are down in the wake of the event, with some data miners suspecting the game will return either Tuesday morning or Thursday morning. As of this writing, Epic has not released anything official regarding the event or what's to come. 

You can read more about the current Fortnite speculation here

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