Fortnite update 22.20 - Release date speculation, time, leaks, and everything we know

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Ready for Fortnite update 22.20? The latest mid-season patch to the hit battle royale game should be coming soon, and players are already excited to see what will change. While you shouldn't expect much new content or any game-changing tweaks, it's still worth looking forward to.

In this Fortnite guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about the upcoming 22.20 update. That includes all the anticipated changes shared via leaks and speculation, as well as when it's due to release, and how to get it. With all that information, you'll be more than ready for the update.

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October 18, 2022 -

Fortnite update 22.20 is out today! More than just the behind-the-scenes updates many expected, this updated ushered in the beloved annual Fortnitemares event. Alongside new Rick and Morty skins, as well as the classic Mech Morty skin, there's plenty to dive into. Check out the trailer here:

October 10, 2022 -

Right now, there's nothing to report in terms of the Fortnite 22.20 update. Epic Games is remaining tight-lipped on when to expect it and what we'll see, so right now all we can do is wait.

Given Chapter 3 Season 4 has been out for a good few weeks now, the first few details on this update should arrive soon. Fingers crossed!

When is the Fortnite update 22.20 release date and time?

The Fortnite update 22.20 released on October 18, 2022. Epic Games didn't announce the update beforehand, instead inducing the required downtime to allow all the new content to be added.

However, the 22.20 release date didn't come as a surprise to fans. That's because mid-season Fortnite updates tend to land every two weeks. Fittingly, the 22.10 update dropped on October 4, so it made sense to assume this was when we'll see 22.20.

In terms of a release time, Fortnite updates often land at 4am ET/9am BST, so early birds can go ahead and download it before the servers go back up.

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What is in the Fortnite update 22.20?

As mentioned, the key addition in the Fortnite 22.20 update is the Fortnitemares event. One of the seasonal events seen throughout the annual calendar, this time around, it's packed with content.

The key addition is the Howler Claws, a special weapon that lets your Fortnite character briefly become a werewolf. You have to perform specific in-game tasks to earn them, but doing so lets you tear up the island in beastly form.

Of course, there's also plenty of other new content. Look out for more quests, a returning mode called Horde Rush, and new weapons in rotation. Alongside plenty of returning Item Shop entries such as the Rick and Morty skins, and it's another packed update.

How do I download Fortnite update 22.20?

Fortunately, you won't have to do anything special to download the Fortnite 22.20 update. Once it has released, all you've got to do is boot up the game and wait for the new version to install upon startup.

The servers don't go live instantly after an update, so expect a few hours of downtime while Epic tweaks things behind the scenes. Once it goes back live, you'll be able to check out all the new changes found within.

That's it for our look at Fortnite update 22.20! Be sure to check back often, because we'll update this hub as soon as more information emerges. Until then, feel free to redeem the latest Genshin Impact codes.

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