Fortnite's annual Halloween event is back, and this year's edition sounds like the most ambitious yet. Today, Epic Games revealed the return of Fortnitemares and, as with previous events, will add some creepy elements to the Battle Royale Island. But there is a twist: On Halloween night there will also be a virtual concert by reggaeton star J Balvin.
First, the in-game element. In the past, Fortnitemares has included special game modes and zombies invading the main island, but this year's version sounds very different. Here's how Epic describes it:
Shadow Midas has taken over The Authority with its resurrected henchmen. Stop him before you turn yourself into a shadow. After being eliminated in Solo, Duos, or Squads, return to battle as a Shadow for your shot at a Shadow Royale. Join other shadows to defeat survivors by using your otherworldly skills, like owning vehicle bodies.
The event includes the standard array of unlockable elements. Players can earn Halloween-themed pickaxes and gun wrappers by completing a series of challenges. The event runs until November 3rd.
Epic also continues its series of concerts at Party Royale Island. In the past, artists like Anderson .Paak and Dominic Fike have performed on the virtual stage, and the next one will be J Balvin on Halloween night. The show takes place on October 31st at 9 p.m. ET and includes the debut of a brand new song. Epic will also be introducing a new skin called the Party Trooper, and those who attend the concert will be given a special J Balvin-style option.