Fortnite Candy explained: How to find candy, eat candy and types of candy explained

Trick or treat!

To celebrate Fortnitemarers, candy can now be found and eaten in Fortnite.

Every piece of candy you consume in Fortnite will supply you with a different bonus; be it health or a burst of extra speed. There is even an 'Eat Candy' challenge as part of the Halloween themed event.

Since it's the spookiest time of the year, currently when you die in Fortnite you'll be resurrected as a Shadow. Like candy, this feature will be available until the end of Fortnitemarers on Tuesday, 3rd November.

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How to find candy in Fortnite

Candy can be found by destroying the plastic pumpkin buckets that are located across the Fortnite map during Fortnitemarers.


These buckets are either green or orange and, while some are actual buckets, others look like pumpkins. All, however, are overflowing with sweets.


You can easily find these buckets in any of the towns, such as Lazy Lake, Misty Meadows or Retail Row. Once you've found a pumpkin bucket, you just need to smash it with your harvesting tools to receive the sweet goodness inside.

Fortnite Season 4 has arrived and it’s brought the Marvel universe with it, including Thor, Groot, Storm, Mystique and Iron Man. There’s also a new Victory Umbrella to earn, new map locations and a special Wolverine skin to unlock, with the challenges being investigating claw marks, finding the Loading Screen picture at a Quinject Patrol Site, Wolverine's Trophy, launching off the Sentinel Hands, locate a Trask Transport Truck and how to defeat Wolverine. Make sure you know how to drive a car and use the gas stations too! Don't forget to raid a Quinjet landing spot or The Collection location! Finally, there are new challenges for you to complete, including driving boats beneath the coloured bridges and visiting Panther's Prowl.

How to eat candy in Fortnite

Candy is consumed just like any other food item or potion in Fortnite.

Simply pick the candy up, select it from your inventory and then consume it to receive the bonuses that the candy will give you.

Each piece of candy will give you a small bonus.

There will be a small waiting period as you eat the candy, so, if you're worried about enemy players, make sure you're in a safe space.

If you eat 25 pieces of candy before the end of Fortnitemarers, you'll complete the 'Eat Candy' challenge, which, when completed, will unlock the Midas' Shadow Weapon Wrap.


Types of candy in Fortnite

There are five types of candy for you to find in Fortnite and each one will supply you with a different bonus if eaten.

Here are the candy types and the associated bonuses:

Candy Corn Regain health over a short period of time
Hop Drop Increased jump height for a short period of time
Jelly Bean Regain a small portion of shield
Pepper Mint Increased speed for a short period of time
Thermal Taffy Able to see heat signaturers for a short period of time

Hope you have a sweet tooth!

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