Fortnite’s annual Halloween celebration is back, and this year, the battle royale sensation is pulling out all the stops with the addition of some beloved characters.
In an exciting twist, Alan Wake, the protagonist of Remedy’s iconic franchise, is set to make an appearance as a purchasable skin during the event. This coincides with the highly-anticipated release of Alan Wake 2, scheduled for October 27, creating a perfect synergy for fans of the franchise.
But that’s not all—joining the Fortnite festivities are two more legendary figures. Jack Skellington, the beloved character from Tim Burton’s classic film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” will be part of the Halloween lineup. Fans will be delighted to know that Jack Skellington’s Santa Jack costume is also included.
Additionally, the iconic horror character Michael Myers from the “Halloween” movie series will be haunting the Fortnite Island, adding to the spine-tingling atmosphere of the event.
As for the Fortnite Island itself, players can expect a range of changes. New and returning weapons, including the Pumpkin Launcher and Witch’s Broom, are making their appearance.
The event also marks the return of Fortnite’s popular Horde Rush mode, where squads can band together to battle waves of Cube Monsters—a Halloween-themed twist on the classic Fortnite gameplay.
One particularly eerie addition to the Island is a new variant of the character Fishstick, appropriately named Bogstick, who is sure to send shivers down players’ spines.
Fortnite enthusiasts will also be able to dive into the ongoing seasonal questline, featuring a narrative centered around a vampire mob boss named Kado Thorne, who seeks to take control of various parts of the Island.
Leaks suggest that in the coming weeks, Thorne’s time machine will come into play, and players can look forward to the return of a familiar character from Fortnite’s overarching story. This event marks a significant moment as the current chapter and Island map approach their one-year anniversary.
If you’re eager to learn more about the Alan Wake collaboration, keep an eye out for Bertie’s interview with Remedy’s Sam Lake, set to take place ahead of EGX 2023. You can even submit your burning questions to delve deeper into this exciting crossover.