How to Get Alan Wake in Fortnite

Alan Wake skin in Fortnitemares 2023.
Alan Wake skin in Fortnitemares 2023. / Epic Games

As the release of Alan Wake 2 approaches, fans want to know how to get Alan Wake in Fortnite.

Even though Fortnitemares 2023 dropped last week, Epic Games is still releasing awesome quests, gameplay updates, and crossover skins to their Battle Royale in honor of Halloween. Fans can travel on Witch Brooms, complete Fortnitemares Quests, and even stop by Frenzy Fields to see some Chapter 1 props scattered around the farm.

The Item Shop also got a spooky makeover as fan-favorite Fortnitemares 2023 skins returned. Plus, three blockbuster crossovers are coming throughout October, including Michael Myers, Jack Skellington, and Alan Wake.

Here's how to get Alan Wake in Fortnite.

How to Get Alan Wake in Fortnite

To get Alan Wake in Fortnite, players must buy Alan Wake 2 from the Epic Games store before Oct. 27. Those who purchase the video game will receive the Alan Wake skin and Alan's Messenger Bag Back Bling for free in Fortnite.

Fans can also purchase the "Waking Nightmare" Bundle from the Item Shop once it releases. The Bundle includes the following items:

  • Alan Wake Skin
  • Alan's Messenger Bag Back Bling
  • Dark Place Lamp Pickaxe
  • Dark Place Weapon Wrap

When is Alan Wake Coming to Fortnite?

Alan Wake is coming to Fortnite on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. "The Waking Nightmare" Bundle will hit the Item Shop just one day before the deadline to receive the skin for free from the Epic Games store.

Unlike the Michael Myers and Jack Skellington skins, the timeline for the Alan Wake drop is fairly certain to coincide with the release of Alan Wake 2 on Friday, Oct. 27.

When Does Alan Wake Leave the Fortnite Item Shop?

Alan Wake will likely leave the Fortnite Item Shop when Fortnitemares 2023 ends on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at 2 a.m. ET. The end of Fortnitemares 2023 signals the end of Fortnite Last Resort.

When Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 takes over, there will likely be a ton of throwback skins hitting the Item Shop as opposed to pop culture crossovers. With rumors of several OG Fortnite maps returning next month, it only makes sense for the Item Shop to feature Chapter 1 staples as well.