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Fortnitemares 2021: New skins, start date & more

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnitemares 2021, including the start date, new skins and game modes.

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Epic Games are gearing up for another holiday-themed event, so here’s everything you need to know about Fortnitemares 2021, including the start date and new skins.

Fortnite’s Season 8 has brought many changes to the battle royale, including the return of Punchcard Quests, donation boards which let you pick what items you want unvaulted, and new skins like Carnage and Venom.

Now that Halloween is almost here, it’s soon going to be time for a new season event. This year, Epic Games are going to help players celebrate the spooky holiday with Fortnitemares 2021.

Here’s a breakdown of the event’s start date, skins, and game modes.

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When is the Fortnitemares 2021 start date?

At the time of writing, Epic Games have yet to confirm when exactly Fortnitemares 2021 is set to go live, but the good news is that the start dates of season events are often easy to predict.

The previous Fortnitemares started two weeks before Halloween on October 16, 2020. Since the devs release update patches every two weeks in Fortnite, the event’s files will probably be added in patch 18.20 or 18.30.

Based on this, it seems likely that the start date of Fortnitemares 2021 will be close to the one for last year’s Halloween-themed event.

Fortnitemares 2021 skins

Fortnite Halloween skin

The most exciting aspect of season events is all the new festive skins that are added to the game, and Halloween-themed skins are arguably some of the best that you can unlock.

Epic Games have delivered some truly memorable seasonal skins in previous events, and fans are excited about all the new ones that will be arriving in the game during Fortnitemares 2021.

Currently, the developers haven’t specified what skins they’re planning to release but we expect them to include a few spooky variants of existing NPCs on Fortnite Island. We might also see the return of the fan-favorite Halloween soccer skins.

Fortnitemares 2021 games modes

Fortnitemares skins

According to Fortnite data miner HYPEX, Epic Games are currently planning to introduce some new gameplay mechanics in Fortnitemares 2021. This may mean that we’ll get a new game mode soon.

This wouldn’t be too surprising as previous season events have added specific game modes as well. One Fortnitemares activity had players turn into ghosts to try and capture others around the Island.

It remains to be seen whether or not we’ll see the return of that fun game mode from the previous Fortnitemares, but we can be sure that Epic Games have something exciting planned.

That covers everything that has currently been revealed about Fortnitemares 2021. We’ll be sure to update this article with more information regarding the Halloween-themed event as it becomes available.


For more Fortnite, check out our guide on the Fortnite Fourth Birthday event and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

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How to collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in Fortnite

Here’s how you can collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests.

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You’ll need to visit Fishing Holes to collect Mech Parts in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s Resistance Quests, so here’s how you can get this done, as well as a map of their locations.

The Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Battle Pass has various cosmetics for you to unlock, and the best way to progress through all the Battle Pass tiers is by completing Weekly Quests that help you level up fast.

One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests tasks you with collecting Mech Parts from Fishing Holes across the map. We’ll go over where you can find these locations on the island and get this done.

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Fortnite Fishing Holes locations map

The good news is that Fishing Holes aren’t hard to find, as they exist in most bodies of water across the Fortnite map. You’ll know you’ve found one if you see white ripples in the water along with signs of underwater creatures.

Visiting Fishing Holes provides you the opportunity to catch fish with different effects such as regenerating your health or instantly killing enemies. While these spots can be found all over the island, some are richer than others.

Here are the best Fishing Hole locations in Fortnite:

  • In the center of Loot Lake, just east of Fortress
  • Around Fisher’s Paradise, west of Logjam Lumberyard
  • Around Lofty Lighthouse, north of Sleepy Sound
  • Between Cuddle Cruisers and Looper Landing, just east of the Daily Bugle
  • West of Launchpad island, just south of the Daily Bugle
  • Between Seven Outpost VII and Launchpad
  • East of Outpost IV, just south of Condo Canyon
  • East of Turbine island, just south of Greasy Grove
Fortnite Fishing Holes map

How to collect Mech Parts from Fortnite Fishing Holes

In order to complete this Resistance Quest, you’ll need a fishing tool like a harpoon or a fishing rod. You can normally find these inside barrels, chests, or as good loot near fishing areas.

Once you’ve acquired a fishing tool, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit a Fishing Spot,
  2. Equip your fishing rod
  3. Hold the action button to set the angle of your cast
  4. Let go of the button once it’s at the center of the fishing spot to throw the line
  5. Wait for something to tug your line
  6. Use the action button to start reeling in your catch
Mech Part in Fortnite

If you see Mech Parts appear in the water after this, you’ll have to dive in and swim towards them in order to collect them. Just keep fishing until you find 3 Mech Parts to complete Resistance Quest and you’ll earn 23,000 XP.


For more Fortnite, you can also check out our guide on the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations as well as these leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics.

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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite: Upgrade Bench locations

Here’s how you can find and use upgrade benches on the Fortnite map to increase your weapon rarity during matches,

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Looking to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite? Then you’ll need to visit one of Fortnite’s Upgrade Benches. Check out our handy guide on these useful stations, complete with a map of everywhere they can be found.

When you hop into a game of Fortnite, your first task is to find powerful weapons that you can use to eliminate opponents. Epic’s battle royale has plenty of guns available, including Exotic and Mythic weapons that could help you secure that Victory Royale.

You also have the option of improving your weapons by visiting Upgrade Benches, and one of the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests requires you to use these to upgrade a Sideways Weapon.

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Fortnite.

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Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations

The Fortnite map features Upgrade Benches at 21 different locations, so you should never be too far away from finding one. You can consult the map from Fortnite.GG and check out the locations below.

Here are the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations:

  1. In the middle of Logjam Lumberyard
  2. Inside the gas station west of Logjam Lumberyard
  3. Near Washout Wharf’s docks just north of Logjam Lumberyard
  4. Inside the gas station at Sleepy Sound
  5. Inside a gas station at Camp Cuddle
  6. Inside the gas station that’s north of The Fortress
  7. At the gas station in Coney Crossroads
  8. Inside a garage that’s east of the Daily Bugle
  9. In the center of Launchpad island which is located south of the Daily Bugle
  10. In the gas station on the south side of Tilted Towers
  11. At a gas station that’s southwest of Sanctuary
  12. At a gas station on the east side of The Joneses
  13. Inside a gas station on the south side of Greasy Grove
  14. Inside a shed on The Minnows’ docks, just west of Greasy Grove
  15. The east side of Turbine island that’s located south of Greasy Grove
  16. Inside the tower on the west side of Rocky Reels
  17. Inside a garage near Butter Barn, just south of Rocky Reels
  18. Next to the bus station in the middle of Synapse Station
  19. In a garage on the south side of Chonker’s Speedway
  20. In a garage on the north side of Chonker’s Speedway
  21. At a gas station on the north side of Condo Canyon
Fortnite upgrade bench locations

How to use Fortnite Upgrade Benches

Once you’ve found an Upgrade Bench, you just need to approach it, press interact, and follow the prompt to upgrade your weapon’s rarity. This process will require you to spend Gold Bars at the Upgrade Bench.

Here’s how much it costs to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite:

  • Common (grey) > Uncommon (green): 200 Gold Bars
  • Uncommon (green) > Rare (blue): 300 Gold Bars
  • Rare (blue) > Epic (purple): 400 Gold Bars
  • Epic (purple) > Legendary (orange): 500 Gold Bars
Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite

That covers everything that you need to know about upgrading weapons at Upgrade Benches in Fortnite! Be sure to visit one of these locations the next time you drop into a game and give your weapons a boost.


For more Fortnite, take a look at all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics and how to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Quests

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How to complete Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests

Here’s everything that you need to know in order to complete the brand-new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

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There are brand-new challenges for you to tackle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2, and here’s how you can complete the new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

Fortnite’s 20.40 update patch went live on May 17, adding plenty of brand-new content for players to enjoy in Chapter 3, Season 2, including the arrival of Ali-A’s Icon Series as well as new Sideways weapons.

The update has brought new challenges for players to complete in the form of the Sideways Showdown Week Quests, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know to complete these.

Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Sideways Showdown Week Quests require you to use Sideways weapons to complete tasks such as dealing damage to your opponents or upgrading the weapons at upgrade benches.

Here are the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests:

  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (1500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (4500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (10000)
  • Upgrade a Sideways weapon at an upgrade bench. (1)
  • Overheat any Sideways gun. (1)
  • Collect a Sideways Minigun and a Sideways Rifle in a single match. (2)
  • Defeat IO forces with Sideways Minigun. (5)
  • Damage opponents from 40 or more meters with the Sideways Rifle. (150)
JB Chimpanski using sideways rifle in Fortnite

Many of these challenges are fairly straightforward, and you can get them done in a single match. You’ll first need to collect Sideways weapons like the Sideways Rifle and Minigun from chests and ground loot on the map.

You can then use them to dish out damage to enemies, and firing them continuously for eight seconds will cause the weapons to become overheated, completing another Sideways Showdown Week Quest.

Upgrade benches can be found at different locations across the Fortnite map, and you can visit any one of them to upgrade your weapon. We’ll be sure to cover where you can find these in a separate guide.

Fortnite Sideways Weapons, Cubes and Chest

That covers everything you need to know in order to quickly complete the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests. These will remain available until May 24 so be sure to complete them before then.


For more Fortnite content, be sure to also check out all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics as well as our guide on how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with Cloud Gaming & GeForce Now.

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