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14.40 Patch Notes
Date 21 October 2020
Major Patch 14.40
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Ghostly New Gameplay

Fortnitemares returns with a terrifying twist in Solos, Duos, and Squads! What was once The Agency has been reclaimed by the ranks of a reawakened mastermind out for revenge. Join his army to fight alongside friend and foe alike and snatch a shadowy victory from the living.

New Challenges

The Island is overrun with haunted huts and daunting decorations. Complete new challenges and get a new terrifying Back Bling, Pickaxe, XP, and more!

Loot Pool Changes: Trick or Treat Edition

We’re vaulting the Charge Shotgun; let us know how this changes your play. Ghoulish weapons have returned to aid in the shadowy showdown. Soar through the skies like a witch, while those with a sweet tooth will find new treats quite enhancing. More super-powers are rotating in, so put those fists up!

Battle Royale

Fortnitemares 2020

Revenge is a dish best served gold.
Shadow Midas
  • The yearly spooky event is back with some brand new haunting changes!

Shadow Midas' Revenge


  • With a brand new events comes new challenges and rewards. Here is a list of the current challenges :
    • Log in the game during Fortnitemares 2020 : Bobo's Watching Emoticon.
    • Eat 25 Candies (Party Assist Mission) : Midas' Shadow Wrap.
    • Travel 100 meters using the Witch Broom : 40 000 XP.
    • Become a Shadow 3 times : 40 000 XP.

Map Changes

  • The Authority has been taken over by Shadow Midas.
  • The superstore near Holly Hedges has finished construction and is now called Hey Boo! Superstore.

Weapons + Items




UI Changes

  • The Lobby has been given a Fortnitemares background.
    • Though, it's an image (non-animated).


  • Trick or Treat - Picked up Candy during Fortnitemares.
  • Spiritual Successor - Got a Victory Royale during Fortnitemares.
  • I will have my Revenge - Got a Nightmare Royale during Fortnitemares.
  • Squish - Landed on Ant-Man.
  • Back to the Shadows - Defeated Shadow Midas during Fortnitemares
  • Ghost Rider - Processed a vehicle during Fortnitemares
  • Hell on Wheels - Drove a vehicle as Ghost Rider
  • Shadows Curse - Eliminated by Shadows 13 times during Fortnitemares.
  • Shadow of your Former Self - Turned into a shadow during Fortnitemares
  • I collect Spores, Molds, and Fungus - Gathered a Foraged item while wearing a Ghostbusters outfit during Season 4.

Minor/Misc Chnages

  • You now only have 1 Stark Robot allied with you at a time. (Previously, 3)

Bug Fixes

Party Royale

Fore more details, see : J Balvin in Party Royale Blog Post

  • J Balvin will host his own concert in Party Royale on October 31st!
    • If you own the Party Trooper outfit and you attend at the event, you will get an exclusive style.

Save The World

Bug Fixes

  • Increased crashing when loading into a mission.
  • Epic Mini-Boss' not spawning in 'Trap The Storm' missions.


Special Event

Over the course of Fortnitemares, Fortnite Creative will feature four Fortnitemares-inspired featured islands. Buried in each featured island, you’ll be able to discover digits of a mysterious code. Explore these haunted islands and combine 20 total digits to unearth the Wrath's Wrath Wrap.
Epic Games on their Blog Post
  • The first island will be available later today, October 21.
  • Return to Fortnite Creative each day through October 24 to check out a new featured island and find the new digits.
  • After you find all the digits, enter the completed code at to add the Wrath's Wrath Wrap to your Locker!
    • (The redemption code will expire on October 27 at 10 AM ET.)


  • Weeping Woods Prefabs & Galleries
  • Added the 3rd Fortnite Birthday Cake to the Indoor Residential Prop Gallery.
  • Added Swamp Water to the Elemental Cube Gallery.

Bug Fixes

  • Players without matchmaking premissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lightning settings changed in Creative.

See : Bug Fixes in Creative - v14.40 Blog Post


Mobile Bug Fixes

  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.