'Fortnite' Fortnitemares 6.20 Update - Start Time & Halloween Skins to Expect

Fortnite fans can get into the Halloween spirit when Wednesday's Fortnitemares update launches. Below, we'll recap the event's estimated start time and possible skins we expect to see throughout the next few weeks.

What are the start and end times for Fortnite's Fortnitemares Event?

According to system-wide alerts on PS4, Fortnitemares is expected to run Oct. 24 through Nov. 26. Epic has also announced via the Fortnite Twitter account that the Fortnitemares 6.20 update will be available to download during downtime at 4 a.m. EDT Oct. 24. Assuming there are no major setbacks, everything should be playable around 5 a.m. EDT.

The darkness rises as #Fortnitemares approaches.

Downtime for v6.20 begins tomorrow, October 24 at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT).

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 23, 2018

What Skins, Items & Features Can we Expect to See During Fortnitemares

While Epic has been cagey about what Fortnitemares means for the game, here's what we expect to see based on teasers and leaks.

Ghoul Trooper returns: The Ghoul Trooper skin was featured during last year's Fortnitemares and will presumably be available again for a limited time. A teaser posted on Saturday foreshadowed the skin's revival.

Fortnite Ghoul Trooper
The Ghoul Trooper returns when Fortnitemares launches tomorrow. Epic Games

A Revolver weapon: Epic also posted another teaser on Monday to highlight the possible debut of a gun that looks to be some kind of revolver.

Fortnite Revolver Teaser
We're not sure what this revolver has to do with Fortnitemares, but we can't wait to find out. Epic Games

Pumpkin Launcher: Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson tweeted "thoomp heheheh... WAAAH" Monday evening, which many fans believe is a tease for the Pumpkin Launcher's return. The limited weapon made that sound during Fortnitemares last year, so it'd make sense for it to come back.

Fortnite Pumpkin launcher
The Pumpkin Launcher and its unique sound will invade Battle Roayle for a limited time. Epic Games

Map changes: As cubes fill the floating island, it would appear major map changes are in store. We'll likely learn more about those once the update is live, but Tomato Temple appears to be a target for crazy things.

Glider redeployment: While not necessarily a part of Fortnitemares, Epic has revealed that players will be able to redeploy their gliders in all modes when jumping from three stories or more for at least a week. That's such a nerf to fall damage that it's actually scary.

There will probably be more creepy skins available during the event, but these are the ones we know based on recent leaks. Don't forget to check out the other unsettling scarecrow and vampire designs currently available in the Item Shop as well.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Fortnitemares runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 26.

What do you think of Fortnitemares based on these teases? Will Fortnite's big seasonal update deliver? Tell us in the comments section!