​Fortnite Adds Zombie PvE To Battle Royale With 'Fortnitemares' Halloween Celebration

Fortnite's record-breaking battle royale game mode has welcomed PvE for the first time.

Epic Games added non-human enemies into Save The World, Fortnite's other game mode, but the the last man standing multiplayer experience has always been PvP.

Now, as part of this year's Halloween celebrations - Fortnitemares - zombie-like creatures will emerge across the map with the sole purpose of eating your brains, or what ever "Cube Monsters" do.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

As their name suggests, Cube Monsters spawn from new Cube Fragments that drop around the map - mostly in corrupted areas but randomly, too - thanks to the giant purple cube playing up again.

As Season 6 began, we saw Loot Lake get destroyed by the massive alien object, and players still don't know what the hell it wants.

It's obviously pretty cheesed off or else it wouldn't have thrown the undead at us, just make sure you send them back where they came from - Cube Monsters drop loot and shields as rewards for killing them.

Alongside a bunch of new content, including a limited-timed crossbow, skins, and spooky challenges, Epic's Halloween celebration sees the return of 2017's Pumpkin Launcher.

The Jack-O-Launcher is one of the first weapons I remember seeing in Fortnite, alongside the re-releaed, not-so-rare-anymore Skull Trooper. I wonder what other franchise classics will come back this year - the Ghoul Trooper, perhaps?

Original owners will be hoping not, but Fortnitemares, and everything you've seen above, should be in the battle royale pretty soon, alongside any new (old) skins Epic decide to add.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

What do you think about this news? Do you like Halloween? Are you happy with Epic Games' celebrations? What skin would you like to see return? Let us know on Twitter.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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