How to defeat the Storm King in Fortnitemares

fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm
fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm

Fortnite’s Halloween Fortnitemares event is in full swing, with plenty of tricky challenges to keep you busy in between all those Victory Royales. One of the toughest challenges yet is the special Storm King limited time mode, in which sixteen players are pitted against the monstrous purple boss of that name.

fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm game logo

Fortnite’s Halloween Fortnitemares event is in full swing, with plenty of tricky challenges to keep you busy in between all those Victory Royales. One of the toughest challenges yet is the special Storm King limited time mode, in which sixteen players are pitted against the monstrous purple boss of that name.

As if the boss weren’t enough, there’s also an ever-increasing horde of zombies to deal with, not to mention the giant laser beam that the Storm King will occasionally spit out, so this is no battle for the faint of heart.

Still, defeating the Storm King will reward you with three completed challenges, immense satisfaction, the admiration of lesser mortals, and a tidy Storm Sail umbrella to boot, so it’s well worth the effort. And it’s not an easy task, but fortunately for you, we’ve got a handy set of tips and tricks to help you bring down the Storm King.

fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm storm sail umbrella

Resources matter

Putting aside the enormous purple demon in the centre of the map for a moment, you’ll notice a horde of spooky fiends spawning across the map. These minor baddies are how you’ll stock up on resources once all the chests are gone, so while it’s tempting to ignore them in favour of shooting the big bad guy, you’ll need to destroy as many of them as you can to keep yourself stocked up, or you can just shoot at them to increase your shield. There are also monoliths scattered across the map which you can attack to get better weapons.

Additionally, the Storm King will periodically unleash a powerful laser beam which will totally destroy all structures (and uncollected items) on the map, so there’s no point building anything too resource-intensive. Build just enough to keep the minor baddies at bay.

fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm enemies

Take advantage of your surroundings

You might have noticed that there are glowing purple craters scattered around the arena. These function like bouncy launch pads, and if you’re smart about how you use them, you can zoom across the map in no time at all. Use them to avoid trouble or cross the map quickly.

Help your friends

Did we mention this is a tough battle? You’ll find it a lot easier with a good squad to help you, so earn some brownie points by grabbing downed allies and carrying them to a quieter spot or the safety of a structure to heal up. They’ll thank you for it, and you’ll get through the battle a lot faster with more of you fighting.

Battling the Storm King

fortnite fortnitemares how to defeat storm king limited time mode ltm laser beam

There are several stages to this boss fight, so you’ll need to be canny with your resources. First, you’ll need to target three of the Storm King’s glowing weak points. With those completed, next you’ll need to target one of the Storm King’s horns in the Storm Horn phase. Try to land as much damage as you can in this section. The process then repeats with new targets: there are three more weak points to destroy, followed by the other horn in the second Storm Horn phase. In the final stage of the battle, you’ll be free to fire on the Storm King wherever you like until victory is yours.

It’s not certain how long the Storm King will hang around to be attacked, so make sure to take on this challenging raid boss before the Fortnitemares Halloween celebrations come to a close.

Good luck!

If you want the latest news, features, and deals from GAME, sign up to our newsletter today!