Fortnite: Battle Royale just got a second vampire skin as part of Season 6, and with less than two weeks until Halloween day it’s starting to really feel like Epic Games is ramping up to even more festive content in the game.
Late Thursday, Epic Games added a brand new vampire outfit to the in-game Fortnite item shop. Named Sanctum, this new character appears to be the male counterpart to the female Dusk outfit available through the premium Battle Pass at tier 71. Sanctum mostly just looks like a retooling of the stage 1 Drift outfit from Season 5. (Note the hairstyle and mouth cover.)
Subtle stylistic tweaks like added gauntlets and an armored vest, along with obviously different colors for the eyes, hair, and skin, make Sanctum much more interesting and fearsome than a mere Drift clone. Sanctum is currently available in the item shop with the black Coven Cape for 1,500 V-Bucks (roughly $15), and his accompanying Moonrise pickaxe rounds out the Nite Coven set for another 1,200 V-Bucks (circa $12).
But Sanctum is only the very beginning of Fortnite’s Halloween celebrations, and it comes less than a day after the new Week 4 doorbell challenge basically has players go trick-or-treating.
In September, popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins dropped some hints that Epic Games has big things planned for Halloween in Fortnite. “They gave me some interesting little hints and stuff. They showed me some cool up-and-coming things,” Ninja told VGR. “I’m just pumped for… Halloween, dude.” Those “cool up-and-coming things” probably included the Sanctum skin, but it also implies there’s more to come.
Ninja’s comment might’ve been extremely vague, but some leaks that came out of the version 6.10 update to Fortnite could offer some clues as to what’s next for the game.
Frequent Fortnite data miners, TwoEpicBuddies, already uncovered some pumpkin-headed skins earlier this month, but the latest update introduced some Spider Knight skins into the mix as well.
Fortnite game updates typically roll out in the first half of the week, often on Tuesday mornings. So there are still potentially two more updates before Halloween day. It’s likely that Epic Games will introduce even more skins to the game over the next two weeks and potentially a themed limited time mode.
After all, with the Season 6 theme of “Darkness Rises,” it only makes sense that things might get progressively darker this season, especially when we consider that the Skull Trooper outfit was the first purchasable skin around this time last year. So Epic Games is bound to go even bigger this time around.
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