Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards and challenge guide

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Here’s how to earn all five of the free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards! You won’t want to miss out on these spooky limited-time items.

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The annual Fortnitemares event is back, and players once again have the chance to snag some free limited-time cosmetic rewards.

October is the spookiest time of year, and Fortnite has made a tradition to celebrate the Halloween season. Fortnitemares is the annual in-game event that features all sorts of frightful activities.

During Fortnitemares, Epic Games releases a ton of new Halloween-themed cosmetics while releasing some fan favorites from the vault. Players can purchase these items from the Fortnite item shop using V-Bucks.

However, not everyone wants to spend money on seasonal cosmetics. Don’t worry, though. Epic Games has those players covered too. Each year, Fortnitemares gives away free cosmetic rewards to those who complete the Halloween challenges.

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Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards

This year, there are five new cosmetics that players can earn by participating in the Fortnitemares challenges. These cosmetics are exclusive to Fortnitemares 2021, so if you miss out you’ll never see them again.

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While some seasonal cosmetic rewards can tend to be lame, all of this year’s rewards are pretty cool. Especially the Glider and Back Bling. Here are all of the Fortnitemares 2021 free cosmetics.

  • Cube Cruiser Glider
  • Batty Wrap
  • Wrathful Breakout Contrail
  • All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe
  • Thinking Juice Back Bling

Fortnitemares 2021 challenges

The Fortnitemares 2021 challenges haven’t been added just yet, but they will be in the coming weeks. According to HYPEX, we could see these challenges implemented within the next two weeks.

Last year’s challenges were themed around Shadow Midas and completing tasks as a Shadow. However, Fortnite has recently distributed free cosmetic rewards through Creative exclusive challenges.

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We will keep this story updated as the challenges are released. As well, there could be more free cosmetics to come that have not been added to the files yet.

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Fortnite allows players to refund items they purchased using Return Requests. Here is how you can use them to get your V-Bucks back!

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Fortnite is allowing players to refund three purchased cosmetic items per year using the improved Return Request feature.

Have you ever accidentally purchased an item from Fortnite’s item shop? Or maybe you purchased a skin or a wrap and it just didn’t look quite the way you hoped it would.

Well, now you can refund items using Return Request tickets! This has been a feature in Fortnite for a while, but players were limited to three refunds per account. Once a Return Request was used, you could not get it back.

However, that’s been changed with the latest update. Players will start will three new Return Requests. Players will then earn back a Return Request exactly 365 days after the most recent use. This means players can earn back one Return Request per year.

How to refund items in Fortnite

You can refund an item you purchased using V-Bucks within 30 days of its purchase. This means that if you bought an item more than a month ago, you can’t refund it. Here are the steps to request a refund in Fortnite.

  • From the lobby, open the Settings
  • Navigate to the Account and Privacy tab (player silhouette icon)
  • Click on Submit a Request
  • Select an item from the list provided
    • Only the items purchased in the last 30 days will appear
  • Click Submit Return Request
  • Select Yes
  • V-Bucks will be credited to your account

What items can I refund in Fortnite?

You can ONLY return items purchased using V-Bucks. That’s because Fortnite will refund players the exact number of V-Bucks they spent on the item they’re refunding. Here is a list of items you can refund if purchased from the Items Shop

  • Outfits
  • Back Blings
  • Harvesting Tools
  • Gliders
  • Contrails
  • Loading Screens
  • Emotes

What items you cannot refund

You cannot refund Real money bundles and Battle Pass items. That’s because Fortnite does not have a way to easily refund real money. It’s also difficult for Fortnite to refund items that fluctuate in value. Here is a list of things you can’t refund in Fortnite.

  • Purchased V-Bucks
  • Seasonal Battle Pass
  • Battle Pass Tiers
  • Starter Pack
  • Real-Money Bundles

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Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.

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Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.

Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.

However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.

Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 character list

Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.

Character NameLocationOffers
Baba YagaDampy DishNew Brew Quest Line
Fabio SparklemaneApres SkiParty Locale Quest Line
Dark JonesySteamy StacksSpooky Story Quest Line, Rift
KorMisty MeadowsSniper Elite Quest Line, Automatic Sniper
DuskSouth of Primal PondVampire Combat Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise
TorinCap’n Carp Delivery TruckMonster Research Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle
KitbashDirty DocksMaking Friends Quest Line
MadcapCorny Crops (East)Mushroom Master Quest Line
PennyRetail Row (West)Build Passion Quest Line
PitstopBoney BurbsStunt Training Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle
CharlottePleasant ParkIO Heist Quest Line, Rail Gun
Scuba JonesyCoral Castle/Coral CoveSurf Turf Quest Line, Rail Gun
Cube AssassinSideways AnomaliesHostile, Mythic Sideways Minigun
J.B. ChimpanskiWeather StationWar Effort Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle
Toona FishViking VesselHue-ge Discovery Quest Line
The BratFork Knife Food TruckHot Dog Quest Line, Chug Cannon
WrathWest of Deep Woods DishEscaped Tenant Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter
Big MouthPizza PitTooth Ache Quest Line
Grim FableWasted WoodsWolf Activity Quest Line
NitehareWeather StationHop Awake Quest Line, Rift
RavenHyrdo 16Dark Skies Quest Line, Rift
DireCamp CodWolf Pack Quest Line
RagsyRisky ReelsShield Technique Quest Line

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Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.

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Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.

  • Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
  • Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
  • Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
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Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.

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Reaching level 100 in Fortnite can be hard, but not anymore. Here’s the fastest way to level up and earn XP in Fortnite Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 has switched up the way players earn XP, and it makes leveling up the traditional way pretty hard. Here is how players can level up fast and reach tier 100 in no time.

At the start of each season, your player level in Fortnite is set back to 0. Players strive to climb back up to level 100 as quickly as possible. However, it can be quite a grind to earn all that XP.

Level 100 is even more enticing for Battle Pass owners. Reaching level 100 and beyond rewards BP owners with tons of cool cosmetics. And there is a pretty fast way to level up in Fortnite Season 8.

At the start of Season 8, players would spend tens of hours in the Impostors mode to gain loads of XP. Now that Impostors mode has been nerfed, there are a few other ways to earn XP fast.

Leveling up in Fortnite Impostor Mode

Fortnite’s Impostor mode was the easiest and fastest way to level up in Season 8. However, the amount of XP players can earn from the mode has been cut in half again. But that doesn’t mean players can’t still use the mode to level up.

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You can play Impostor mode in public lobbies to earn XP, but it’s much easier to level up in Private lobbies. You will need at least four people in your party to play a private match. Here are the amounts of XP you will earn for performing actions:

Agents & Impostor XP

  • Complete tasks as Agent – 1,000 XP
  • Play a match – 500 XP
  • Spend time playing match – 350 XP
  • Complete a match – 1,000 XP
  • Win a match – 1,000 XP
  • Perform a Sabotage as Impostor – 500 XP
  • Eliminate Agents as Impostor – 500 XP

Some of the above tasks are multiplied by the number of times they are completed. For example, every task or player killed will reward players with the amount of XP listed. With a group of four, the Impostor can continuously spam the Peely Party sabotage while Agents complete tasks.

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Completing Weekly/Daily Punchcards

There is also the more traditional route of earning XP via completing weekly challenges. However, Fortnite Season 8 has completely changed how weekly challenges work. Instead of being given tasks at the start of the week, players have to interact with the NPCs on the Island.

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There are currently 23 characters on the island, and each one will give the player five different quests. Players can earn between 80k and 150k XP from each character, and they can earn 2.11 million XP by completing all 23 quest punchcards.

There are also daily and weekly punchcards that offer minimal XP. By completing the character punchcards, the weekly and daily ones will be completed as well.

Repeatable Quests for XP

Epic Games also stated it would be making changes to the Season 8 XP system, and it has pulled through. All of the repeatable Quests players get from NPCs have had their XP substantially increased.

Repeatable quests are the simple tasks players get by talking to NPCs on The Island. These are not the same as Punchcard Quests, and they can be repeated an endless number of times to gain XP.

We’ve recently updated Shared Quests to reward more XP. New values:

⬜ Common: 2,500 XP
🟩 Uncommon: 2,650 XP
🟦 Rare: 2,750 XP
🟪 Epic: 2,900 XP
🟧 Legendary: 3,750 XP pic.twitter.com/VmWxqEHlMP

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