Shrunk to about a third of its current install size.

According to the Fortnite Status Twitter account, the patch that was released today for Fortnite will have a significant impact on the game's install size. Patch v14.40 will be a larger than normal update (27GB), but the team says that this is a necessary evil in order to shrink the overall game size down by 60GB!

Prior to this patch, the game was sitting at a chonky 90GB on PC. This patch will shrink the install size to a third of that, which is rather nuts to think about.

In addition, this update will lead to future updates that are smaller in size compared to normal. There will also be improved loading and performance as a result of today's update.

Today's update also kicked off the Fortnitemares event in Fortnite. This event runs from now through November 3 and offers some spookiness in to the game.

Shadow Midas and his reawakened Henchmen have reclaimed what was once The Agency. During Fortnitemares, you’ll follow in their phantom footsteps and haunt your adversaries on the Island.

After being eliminated in Solo, Duos, or Squads, return to battle as a Shadow for your shot at a Nitemare Royale. Join fellow Shadows to defeat survivors by using your otherworldly abilities, like possessing the body of vehicles…

From the realm of Shadows comes more than just the regenerated. As you roam the Island, pick up the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, fight foes with the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, ride on a Witch Broom, and employ a new invention by Midas. The Shadows were even kind enough to bring candy as well.

Over the course of Fortnitemares, complete new Challenges to unlock special rewards, including Midas’ Shadow Wrap, the Smash O’-Lantern Pickaxe, Bobo Back Bling, and more! Be seasonally-appropriate or stay scary year-round.
There is also word about a special in-game performance by J Balvin on Halloween. Check out all of the details on that event here.