‘Fortnite’ Halloween update adds new modes, challenges and J Balvin

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‘Fortnite’ Halloween update adds new modes, challenges and J Balvin

As Halloween season has arrived, Fortnite is the latest game to celebrate the holiday with the limited-time event: Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge.

As detailed in a blog post from Epic Games, the event will run from October 21 up until November 3 and will add some unique spins on Fortnite’s traditional battle-royale experience. Participants can also expect to find a variety of new cosmetic items and challenges, as well as a live-event from artist J Balvin.

Solo, duos, and squads’ players will find the island ruled by the nefarious Shadow Midas and his Shadow army. The playlists will be injecting an undead twist to each match. Upon death, players return as a Shadow with a set of supernatural abilities, such as possessing the body of vehicles. New weapons and items are also dotted across the map to seek out. The Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, and a rideable Witch Broom have all been added.

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On Halloween (October 31) itself, a live-event featuring J Balvin will take place on Party Royale island. Known as the Afterlife Party, the artist will host a musical performance based around Latin culture and hip-hop, including the debut of his brand new song. Between October 25-31, a special Fortnite Creative map called La Familia will also open up to players featuring mini-games inspired by music from J Balvin.

Check out the Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge trailer below:

New challenges are also being added for the Halloween period. Once completed, rewards such as the Midas’ Shadow Wrap, the Smash O’-Lantern Pickaxe, and Bobo Back Bling can be unlocked. A unique Party Trooper Outfit has also been added to the store, and anyone who attends a J Balvin event will obtain an exclusive variant to commemorate the occasion.

Across the next few weeks Fortnite Creative will add four new islands. On each one, digits for a special code will be buried within once the creepy islands have been explored and the 20 digit code has been obtained. Players can then exchange the code for a Wrath’s Wrath Wrap gun cosmetic.

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Fortnite is not the only game to get in the Halloween mood. Both Red Dead Online and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare have both received substantial spooky updates.

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Published at Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:18:12 +0000

Ubisoft to allow game saves to be shared between different platforms

Ubisoft will be uniting all of its services into a new service known as Ubisoft Connect, allowing players to switch saves between various platforms.

Ubisoft Connect will merge both Uplay and the Ubisoft Club into one new ecosystem from October 29. All new and previous titles will be integrated into the new system, offering the ability to view features such as stats and leaderboards. The previous challenge system which unlocked rewards will be disabled and the company will be gifting every member all previous rewards for free as compensation.

Check out the announcement tweet below:

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The biggest feature for the new system is the cross-progression ability. It’s previously been announced that titles in the same family would be granted cross-save capabilities. Going forward, saves can be used on any system, meaning an Xbox user could move their save over to PlayStation and continue where they left off.

It’s said to work for select Ubisoft titles and all users will need to do is link their Ubisoft account to the system to carry over their save data. Hyper Scape, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, and Riders Republic have all been confirmed so far.

Numerous other perks will also be enabled for Ubisoft Connect members. A Ubisoft Connect Loyalty Program will present users with a level, which can be ranked up as experience is earned through playing the company’s titles. Units are awarded throughout the levels, which can be exchanged for in-game rewards. Previous Ubisoft Club points and experience will carry over into the new service.

All currently live games and upcoming titles will be included, however, older games will be exempt and will make all previously available rewards free. The full list of titles that will not change over into Ubisoft Connect can be found here.

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The company has also recently shared new details about their upcoming titles. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla had its full post-launch plans laid out, whilst Watch Dogs: Legion was revealed to be re-working the campaign to include Aiden Pearce.

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Published at Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:01:55 +0000

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