Fortnite Update 18.21: Full Notes

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Fortnite update v18.21 is now live, bringing with it a bunch of Fortnitemares themed content.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 is well underway and with Halloween just around the corner, a new set of updates has launched to mark the season. This update sees the emergence of the Cube Queen, bringing the scattered Cubes together into a new POI. With her comes some new enemies to face off against, and a host of new tools to help you take them down.

Here's the full list of everything coming to Fortnite in the v18.21 update.

Fortnite Update 18.21: Full Notes

The Cube Queen

The Cube Queen secret skin has finally been revealed and added to the game. Having been mostly kept a mystery since the start of the season, players can now get hold of the skin thanks to the v18.21 update.

The Convergence
The Convergence / Image courtesy of Epic Games

The Convergence

A new POI has formed at the center of the island, bringing the scattered Cubes together to form this bizarre structure. The Cube Queen will be found in this new location, ready to be fought as a boss NPC. With her, comes some of her strongest warriors - Caretakers. You'll need to work hard to take these creatures down.

Sideways Scythe

A new Sideways weapon has also entered the field. The Sideways Scythe, along with brooms and the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, should give you the edge you need to hold your own in battle.

The Sideways Scythe, Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, and Brooms.
The Sideways Scythe, Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, and Brooms. / Image courtesy of Epic Games

Horde Rush

Horde Rush is back. Fight alongside your teammates to rack up your score by finding score multipliers, earning combos, and eliminating as many monsters as you can. To win, survive at locations across the map and take down the Final Boss.

The Horde Rush LTM will be live from Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. ET to Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. ET. Horde Rush Quests have also been added, allowing players to earn some special rewards. Unlock the Thinking Juice Back Bling, a Cube Queen Banner, and the Cuddle Scream Leader Spray.

Oracle, Ariana Grande, and Ghostbusters Special Rewards

Available from Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. ET to Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. ET, Hollowhead will present you the Fortnitemares Punchcard. Here are its objectives and rewards:

  • Complete general Fortnitemares Quests to unlock the Raven’s Curse Spray, the Midnight Showdown Loading Screen, and Wrathful Breakout Contrail.
  • “Spacefarer Ariana Grande,” the galaxy’s greatest monster hunter, is inviting you to join her hunt. Complete her Monster Hunter Questline to unlock the new All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe (Dark Style).
  • Help Dark Jonesy in his The Oracle Speaks Questline to unlock the Cube Cruiser Glider, an unfolded Cube you can ride on.
Fortnite Cube Cruiser Glider
Fortnite Cube Cruiser Glider / Image courtesy of Epic Games

With Containment Specialist’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife Punchard, deploy Seismographs, take out mini-Pufts, and more to unlock the No Ghost Back Bling — inspired by the upcoming film.

Daily and Weekly Punchcards

Daily and Weekly Punchcards have been expanded and reworked, now offering additional objectives and more XP for each completion. The “Spend Bars” and “Place Top 10 with Friends” Quests have been replaced with new Quests that rotate weekly. Each Daily Punchcard reward has recently been upgraded to 45,000 XP (previously 30,000 XP), while completing Quests in your Weekly Punchcard rewards 75,000 XP (previously 50,000 XP).

Power Leveling Weekends

Two Power Leveling Weekends are coming soon. Log in from Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. ET - Oct. 25 at 7. a.m ET and Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. ET - Nov. 1 at 7 a.m. ET to unlock a Supercharged XP bonus and level up faster whenever you play. This supercharged pool is free to use at your leisure, but you can only get it during the Power Leveling Weekend.

Wrath of The Cube Queen wraps up at 9 a.m. ET on Nov. 2, but The Cube Queen’s wrath won’t subside. The Sideways Scythe (and Caretakers) will remain, and The Convergence will evolve.