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Fortnite 2.90 Update Patch Notes | Today, October 21

The Fortnite 2.90 update is now rolling out across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android. (iOS is still stuck in the past and won’t be updated until things have settled between Apple and Epic Games.) Downtime is required for the new update, so players will be unable to access matchmaking for around 1-2 hours. Once downtime has ended, it will be time to dive back down onto the island and explore the new map changes, spooky Halloween content, and more. Read on for the full list of Fortnite 2.90 update patch notes, as well as datamined files.

What are the Fortnite 2.90 update patch notes?

Fortnite 2.90 Update Patch Notes

The Fortnite 2.90 update patch notes are now available for players to read. The main highlight is, of course, the “Fortnitemares” Halloween event which is running from October 21 until November 3.

Fortnite 2.90 update patch notes

Shadow Midas and his reawakened Henchmen have reclaimed what was once The Agency. During Fortnitemares, you’ll follow in their phantom footsteps and haunt your adversaries on the Island.

After being eliminated in Solo, Duos, or Squads, return to battle as a Shadow for your shot at a Nitemare Royale. Join fellow Shadows to defeat survivors by using your otherworldly abilities, like possessing the body of vehicles…

Fortnitemares Midas Revenge


From the realm of Shadows comes more than just the regenerated. As you roam the Island, pick up the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, fight foes with the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, ride on a Witch Broom, and employ a new invention by Midas. The Shadows were even kind enough to bring candy as well.


Over the course of Fortnitemares, complete new Challenges to unlock special rewards, including Midas’ Shadow Wrap, the Smash O’-Lantern Pickaxe, Bobo Back Bling, and more! Be seasonally-appropriate or stay scary year-round.


Reggaeton Global ambassador superstar and four-time Latin GRAMMY winner J Balvin comes to Party Royale with the Afterlife Party, a special performance of Latin culture and hip-hop including the debut of his brand new song ft. Sech! The party begins at the Main Stage in Party Royale on October 31 at 9 PM ET (6 PM PT). For the full details of the Afterlife Party, including the rebroadcast times, check out our Afterlife Party blog post.


For those looking to bring a costume to the party, the new Party Trooper Outfit is available in the Item Shop now all the way through November 1 at 8 PM ET. Own the nightlife with neon with this new take on this Fortnitemares favorite!

And as a memento of your J Balvin netherworld journey, all Party Trooper owners who attend any of the Afterlife Party showings in Fortnite will unlock the exclusive J Balvin style. Neon and Balvin flair combine in this special variant.


Over the course of Fortnitemares, Fortnite Creative will feature four Fortnitemares-inspired featured islands. Buried in each featured island, you’ll be able to discover digits of a mysterious code. Explore these haunted islands and combine 20 total digits to unearth the Wrath’s Wrath Wrap.

Fortnitemares Wrath’s Wrath Wrap

The first island will be available later today, October 21. Return to Fortnite Creative each day through October 24 to check out a new featured island and find the new digits. After you find all the digits, enter the completed code at to add the Wrath’s Wrath Wrap to your Locker! (The redemption code will expire on October 27 at 10:00 AM ET.)

Fortnite 2.90 Update | Datamined files

Dedicated dataminers have searched through the Fortnite 2.90 update files to uncover new cosmetics, map changes, and more.

Of course, iOS players are unable to download the new Fortnite 2.90 update due to the ongoing dispute between Apple and Epic Games. Those playing on iPhones or iPads will remain stuck in limbo, unable to enjoy the new content, including any special Halloween content.

For those who still haven’t managed to catch the rare Midas Fish in Fortnite, this guide will help with finally landing it.

Players should also be wary of “free V-Bucks” deals, which may be tempting, but are ultimately dangerous. This Game Revolution guide will help users avoid dodgy websites and individuals.