Evil Dead’s Ash Williams joins Fortnite Halloween festivities

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Little Goody Two-Shoes himself

It’s sure been a busy gaming year for Evil Dead‘s premier deadite slayer Ash Williams, not only has the chainsaw-bedecked smart-ass received his own brand new video game, but he is now joining the star-studded roster of Epic Games’ juggernaut battle royale release, Fortnite.

Ash, boomstick and all, is one of several additions to Fortnite‘s annual Halloween event — the amusingly titled “Fortnitemares”.  This celebration of everything spooky and ooky kicks off across all platforms today, bringing with it themed maps, modes, characters, and weapons.  There will be a selection of free seasonal cosmetics dolled out to all players who partake in the event, with Ash Williams, Rick & Morty character Queen Summer, and the Meseeks — all arriving as paid DLC.  Look at Ash’s cute doe-eyes.

Additionally, keep your eyes peeled for some Gothic-looking “Alteration Altars” that will be springing up around the island, as visiting one will grant your character some limited-time werewolf powers! Cursed players will be granted new “Howler Claw” attacks, as well as a lofty double jump ability and heightened animal senses, which will allow you to track your nearby opponents with ease.  If you hear a heartbeat on the soundtrack, then watch out, as it means one of the lycanthropic beasties is onto you.

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Players completing an array of Fortnitemare Quests will also unlock fun weapons and gear, including the pumpkin launcher firearm, bone-based Back Bling, and skeletal gliders. New spoopy outfits are also available from the Fortnite store, including the very cool Sinister Glare and Undying Sorrow skins that were designed by contest winners @Dreowings and @kitsunexkitsu respectively.  All in all, there’s a lot of scary stuff going on in the world of Fortnite, so fans should ensure that they get into the spirit of the season.

Fortnitemares kicks on today, October 18 and will run until November 1. For full details on the new update, check out the official Fortnite blog.

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