Fortnite Patch Notes 11.40 Adds Halloween Event With Festive Challenges and Character Skins

Fortnite‘s has a brand new update coming today, and the patch notes are now live. The patch notes include a handful of new changes and helpful things coming to the game, but it also ushers in the Halloween cheer with some festive skins and maps to play on with your friends. Not only that, but players are going to get the chance to complete several challenges revolving around specific maps.

This time around, Epic Games have gone the untraditional route of not posting the exact details of what changes they’ve made. A handful of publications can make guesses based on their experience and overall modifications. However, the notes below are the big things Epic Games have changed in the game. Players can expect to see the new things in-game, but again, there were likely a handful of bug fixes and balance changes that never got posted.

These patch notes are for 11.10, Fortnite update 2.42. You can read them all below:


  • Even in a new world, you can’t hide from your nightmares… Fortnitemares returns with a vengeance.
  • Nightmarish Outfits have taken over the Item Shop:
  • Soccer Zombie Outfits: Don’t worry — you won’t break off your limbs while breaking a sweat.
  • The Storm King Fist Pickaxe: The vain Storm King created this Pickaxe in his own honor.
  • The Cryptic Curse Bundle: An ethereal aesthetic. Get the Wrath Outfit and Time Keeper Back Bling instantly and complete Challenges to unlock style options!
  • Want more fright in your life? Be sure to investigate The Final Reckoning Pack, which includes the mortifying Catrina Outfit, the Mourning Glory Back Bling, the eerie Willow Outfit, Dolly Back Bling, the ominous Blacklight Outfit, and Indigo Wings Back Bling.


  • Squad up with your Friends and face him in the Storm King LTM to stop him from destroying the Island! (Your courage and skill will be rewarded with a special Umbrella.)
  • Fortnitemares has more in store. Sink your teeth into the community-made game Gun Fright, created by community developer BluDrive!
  • Partner up in this 2v2 showdown and drop into the middle of a fast-paced firefight. Your skill and communication will be tested over multiple rounds.


  • The management at Kevolution Energy brought back The Combine to determine which employees are worth keeping.
  • However, The Combine isn’t the same as it was before — an ancient evil has given it a nightmarish feel. Jump in to compete for the fastest time on the leaderboard!


  • Partying up with friends is much easier when you can find them.
  • No matter what your Friends’ Account name is or how often they change it, you can now assign them a Nickname of your choice!
  • Nicknames you set are only visible to you.