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A.L.T.E.R. and their agent branch, SHADOW - Logo - Fortnite.png SHADOW is a Spy and Military Faction in Fortnite: Battle Royale, led by Chaos Agent.


SHADOW and GHOST are rivals.

History

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Week 2: Hazard & Outcast's Alter-Ego first appearance on the map.
  • Week 6: Chic's first appearance. Toxin and her Sludges try to find the escaped Rippley at Frenzy Farm before he escapes with the help of Cameo.
  • Week 8: Toxin and the Sludges plan to assault E.G.O. at Hydro 16, but fails to do so. Scratch is alive but this time, with a virus corruption spreading slowly through his body (reach Level 350 in Chapter 2, Season 1 to unlock his fully corrupted style).
  • After Week 9: The first tests of infusing Slurp with body fluids failed resulting the introduction of Big Chuggus. Zadie, Metal Mouth, Stingray arrive on the map. It is later revealed that Sorana is the mystery battle pass outfit that SHADOW has hired to help shut down E.G.O and to "crash the party."

Chapter 2: Season 2

  • Week 1: Tek and Terra's Alter-Ego's first appearance.
  • Week 4: The Rig exploded and SHADOW operatives took over after TNTina joins SHADOW. SHADOW operatives also took over the surrounding landmark of Shanty Town.
  • Week 7: Midas begins work on an unknown device.
  • Week 13: A new Shadow Operative by the name Renegade Shadow has stormed and attacked The Agency, the Ghost Henchmen are having trouble attacking him with their Kingsmen Umbrellas.

During this time, Midas's Device Plan begins to unfold and after the event, The Agency has now been invaded by SHADOW Operatives.

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Before Week 1: Jules rebuilds The Agency and SHADOW's new presumed base, The Authority with a seawall protecting it from the flood, is built. The Logo has been changed a little.
  • Week 1: Ghost House has been taken over and combined into a SHADOW Safehouse. All other safehouses are abandoned, possibly because they had no use. In addition, the logo for the faction has changed and so had all the posters and symbols around the map.

Chapter 2: Season 4

Before Week 1: Jules and all of her henchmen leave the The Authority. A Lone SHADOW Henchmen cries in front of a shrine of Brutus.

  • Week 5: Abstrakt joins SHADOW. A box with SHADOW Agent Files is also found on top of a Weeping Woods Cabin.
  • Week 5-7 (~September 12th - ~October 8th): Many A.L.T.E.R./SHADOW members have changed the logos on their uniforms to match with the updated design; some chief among them are Rue, Riptide, and Fusion.

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Week 1: A.L.T.E.R's demise is finally confirmed and what remains of them are unknown. The active A.L.T.E.R agents remained on the island and settled everywhere. According to Sleuth, Ghost & Shadow are actually still hiding on the island, continuing their activity in the utmost secrecy, he hunts down both organizations.
  • Week 10: The Abandoned Ghost House base near Weeping Woods is destroyed due to the nearby building of Kit's Cantina.

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • The Burning Wolf Trailer is released, confirming that The Burning Wolf is a member of SHADOW.
  • As of now, "SHADOW WANTS YOU" Posters are still posted up around the Island in various locations. The ocean-facing door of what was once The Grotto is the last place (besides the aforementioned posters) where the A.L.T.E.R./SHADOW logo can still be found on the map.



Locations

Confirmed past/present locations:

Name Image Release Date Description
The Authority
The Authority - Location - Fortnite.jpeg
6/16/2020
The Grotto
The Grotto - Location - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • An underground SHADOW facility run by Brutus before being flooded and turning into Brutus' Basin.
The Rig
Destroyed Rig - Spy Base - Fortnite.jpeg
2/20/2020
  • Once an operational Oil Rig, after the SHADOW occupation, it became destroyed; run by TNTina until being flooded, leaving it as the Rickety Rig.
SHADOW Safe House - Alpha
Shadow Safe House (Alpha) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was under Pleasant Park.
SHADOW Safe House - Beta
Shadow Safe House (Beta) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was under Gas N’ Grub.
SHADOW Safe House - Charlie
Shadow Safe House (Charlie) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was under FN Radio.
SHADOW Safe House - Delta
Shadow Safe House (Delta) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was found north of Misty Meadows.
SHADOW Safe House - Echo
Shadow Safe House (Echo) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was found north of Holly Hedges.
Shadow Safe House - Spawn
SHADOW Safehouse (Spawn) - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • One of the many safehouses run by SHADOW; this one was found on Spawn Island.
SHADOW Lamps
SHADOW Lamps - Landmark - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
GHOST Flowers
SHADOW Lamps Flowers - Location - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Formerly the Flower store owned by GHOST, it had been merged with SHADOW Lamps.
Ghost House
Ghost House (Chapter 2 - Season 5) - Location - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Formerly a GHOST Training Facility, it had since been overtaken by SHADOW.
Shanty Town
Shanty Town - Landmark - Fortnite.jpeg
10/15/2019
Box Factory
Box-Factory.png
2/20/2020
Unnamed Storage base
Unamed Shadow Storage base (interior view).png
2/20/2020
  • A house with several work desks and a Shadow bunker used to store weapons and equipment near Lazy Lake.
Unnamed Shadow Control center
Unnamed Shadow control center (interior view).png
2/20/2020

Speculated locations/Status unknown:

Name Image Release Date Description
Slurpy Swamp
Slurp Factory - Location - Fortnite.jpeg
10/15/2019
  • Company/location that creates Slurp entities and items; was the site of at least one of Chaos Agent's experiments.
Steamy Stacks
Steamy Stacks SHADOW - Location - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Steamy Stacks appears to have been used by Chaos Agent for various experiments, on the Chaos Rising loading screen one of the screens shows the Cube statue with the A.L.T.E.R logo next to it.
Dirty Docks
Dirty Docks - Named Location - Fortnite.jpeg
10/15/2019

Members

Agent Name & Icon Release Date Location Information
Chaos Double Agent
Chaos Double Agent (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
7/10/2020
  • Unknown
  • Leader and double agent for SHADOW.
Double Agent Wildcard
Double Agent Wildcard (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
7/10/2020
  • Unknown
  • Double Agent for both SHADOW and GHOST.
Double Agent Hush
Double Agent Hush (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
7/10/2020
  • Unknown
  • Double Agent for both SHADOW and GHOST
Vex
Fusion (Vex) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
The Burning Wolf
The Burning Wolf - Outfit - Fortnite.png
09/1/2021
  • Unknown
  • First member of Shadow and member of The First Shadow, also known as the Midas' first enforcer.
Toxin
Toxin (Mask) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. agent and the head of the Team of Sludges searching for Rippley.
Chic
Chic - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. Agent that mostly does not appear in missions.
Jules
Jules (Shadow) - Outift - Fortnite.png
6/15/2020
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member that is an engineer and daughter of Midas.
Abstrakt
Abstrakt (Abstrakt Assassin) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
4/13/2018
  • Unknown
  • A SHADOW member and an assassin.
TNTina
TNTina (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
Renegade Shadow
Renegade Shadow (Icon) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
5/26/2020
  • Unknown
  • An undercover agent for SHADOW, that infiltrated The Agency in GHOST disguise.
Rue
Rue - Outfit - Fortnite.png
04/25/2020
  • Unknown
  • A SHADOW Agent and a possible assassin.
Stingray
Stingray - Outfit - Fortnite.png
1/31/2020
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. agent.
Metal Mouth
Metal Mouth - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/5/2020
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. agent partnered with Zadie.
Zadie
Zadie - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/5/2020
  • Unknown
Hazard
Hazard - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member and possibly a mountain climber.
Riptide
Riptide - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member and a fisherman.
Outcast
OutcastAlterEgo.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member and a fisherwoman.
Sorana
Sorana - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/21/2019
  • Unknown
  • A high-ranking A.L.T.E.R. agent.
Kit
Kit (Action) - Fortnite.png
6/17/2020
Tek
Tek (Alter Ego) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/21/2020
  • Unknown
  • A SHADOW agent that is partnered with Terra.
Terra
Terra (Alter Ego) - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Unknown
  • A SHADOW agent that is partnered with Tek.


Henchmen

Henchmen Name & Icon Release Date Location Information
Sludge
Sludge - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
SHADOW Henchmen
SHADOW Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png
SHADOW Henchmen (Female) - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Henchmen of SHADOW that guard and roam around in locations that are SHADOW-controlled.
SHADOW Beach Brawler
SHADOW Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png
6/17/2020


Chaos Agent Experiments

Member Name & Icon Release Date Location Information
Big Chuggus
Big Chuggus - Outfit - Fortnite.png
11/22/2019
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member or associate.
Slurp Jonesy
Slurp Jonesy - Outfit - Fortnite.png
3/19/2020
Slurp Bandolette
Slurp Bandolette - Outfit - Fortnite.png
3/19/2020
Slurp Leviathan
Slurp Leviathan - Outfit - Fortnite.png
3/19/2020
Scratch
Scratch - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • An A.L.T.E.R. member that got corrupted after an experiment by Chaos Agent
Corrupted Shogun
Corrupted Shogun - Outfit - Fortnite.png
9/21/2020
Corrupted Arachne
Corrupted Arachne - Outfit - Fortnite.png
9/21/2020
Corrupted Insight
Corrupted Insight - Outfit - Fortnite.png
9/21/2020

Former Members

Agent Name & Icon Release Date Location Information
Midas
Midas (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Former leader of GHOST and founder of SHADOW that got eaten by a Loot Shark after he used The Device and flooded the island, later came back as Shadow Midas to take revenge.
Fusion
Fusion - Outfit - Fortnite.png
10/15/2019
  • Unknown
  • An A.L.T.E.R. agent and the fusion of Vex and Xev. currently unfused
Meowscles
Meowscles (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • Last seen near The Fortilla without showing any signs of being a member of GHOST or SHADOW.
Brutus
Brutus (Shadow) - Fortnite.png
2/20/2020
  • A former GHOST and SHADOW member that retired and became a gun dealer trying to be the top of the underworld.

Tech

Tier Tech In-Game Description
Starter Starter Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Standard issue short-range weapon
Starter Overprepared
Overprepared - Spy Games Tech.png
Increased starting ammo
Starter Compact Bandage Bazooka
Bandage Bazooka - Healing - Fortnite.png
Heal yourself or teammates
Starter Gunsmith
Gunsmith - Spy Games Tech.png
Upgrade all your weapons to a higher rarity
Starter Starter Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Standard issue close-quarters weapon
Starter Part Fish Center Swim faster
2 Rapid Fire SMG
Center
High rate of fire short-range weapon
3 Shield Drip
Shield Drip - Tech - Fortnite.png
Gain shields over time
4 Decoy Grenade
Decoy Grenade - Throwable - Fortnite .png
Creates a lookalike of yourself to trick opponents
5 Run & Gun
Run And Gun - Spy Games Tech.png
Improved hip-fire accuracy for all weapons
6 Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Short-range weapon with increased rarity
7 Compact Bandage Bazooka
Bandage Bazooka - Healing - Fortnite.png
Bandage Bazooka that holds more charges
8 Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Shotgun with improved precision at range
9 Pickaxe Run
Pickaxe Run - Spy Games Tech.png
Run faster while holding your pickaxe
10 Jetpack
Jetpack - Backpacks - Fortnite.png
Take flight in short bursts
11 Hand Cannon
Hand Cannon.png
Slow-firing powerful pistol
12 Decoy
Decoy Grenade - Throwable - Fortnite .png
Create a lookalike of yourself that has shields
13 Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Pump Shotgun with improved headshot damage
14 Shield Steal
Shield Steal - Spy Games Tech.png
Gain shields by damaging shielded opponents
15 Rapidfire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rapidfire SMG with an increased magazine size
16 Jetpack
Jetpack - Backpacks - Fortnite.png
Jetpack that regenerates charge while not in use
17 Air Raid
Air Raid - Spy Games Tech.png
Deal increased damage while airborne for longer than a second
18 Clingers
Clinger - Grenade - Fortnite.png
An explosive that sticks to players and surfaces
19 Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle.png
Medium-range rifle with hard-hitting bullets
20 Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline - Spy Games Tech.png
Increased sprinting speed after taking damage
21 Clinger
Clinger - Grenade - Fortnite.png
Sticky explosives that you can throw more frequently
22 Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Precision shotgun with increased range
23 Trusty Dual Wield
Trusty Dual Wield - Spy Games Tech.png
Trusty Pistol is dual-wielded and rarity is increased
24 Hand Cannon +
Hand Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Powerful pistol with kickback that propels you backwards
25 Informant
Informant - Spy Games Tech.png
Opponents you eliminate reveal nearby opponents
26 Kingsman
Kingsman - Item - Fortnite.png
High tech parasol that blocks bullets and smacks stuff
27 Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium-range automatic compact rifle
28 Metal Armor
Metal Armor - Spy Games Tech.png
Gathered metal converts to shield over time
29 Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Short-range weapon with increased magazine size
30 From The Brink
From The Brink - Spy Games Tech.png
Deal more damage while at low health
31 Heavy Assault Rifle +
Heavy Assault Rifle.png
Hard-hitting assault rifle with increased fire rate
32 Trusty Magazine
Trusty Magazine - Spy Games Tech.png
Trusty Pistol magazine size and rarity is increased
33 Impulse Grenade
Impulse Grenade - Grenade - Fortnite.png
Propel yourself and others away upon detonation
34 Resupply
Resupply - Spy Games Tech.png
Eliminations give all tech ammo or charges
35 Hasty Harvest
Hasty Harvest - Spy Games Tech.png
Hit Weak Spots to temporarily increase pickaxe swing speed
36 Tailwinds
Tailwinds - Spy Games Tech.png
Increased glider speed
37 Dynamite
Dynamite - Grenade - Fortnite.png
Loud explosive that destroys structures
38 Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Continuous fast-firing weapon
39 Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Pump Shotgun with improved headshot damage
40 Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Tactical AR with improved recoil and headshot damage
41 Shockwave Grenade
Shockwave Grenade - Throwable - Fortnite.png
Impulse farther and through structures. Replaces Impulse Grenade
42 Materials Master
Materials Master - Spy Games Tech.png
Increased starting materials and harvesting rate
43 Dynamite +
Dynamite - Grenade - Fortnite.png
Dynamite that propels everyone into the air
44 Kingsman +
Kingsman - Item - Fortnite.png
Kingsman that can block more incoming damage
45 Sharpened Stick
Sharpened Stick - Spy Games Tech.png
Pickaxe damage increases with successive hits vs opponents
46 Minigun +
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Minigun with faster spin-up and improved overheat capacity
47 Low Grav
Low Grav - Spy Games Tech.png
Stay airborne longer
48 Heavy Sniper +
Icon Heavy Sniper - Battle Royale.png
Heavy Sniper with a chance to instantly reload
49 Come At Me Bro
Come At Me Bro - Spy Games Tech.png
Reveal your location to opponents at all times
50 TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow
TNTina’s Kaboom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Boom!

Recruitment Posters

"SHADOW WANTS YOU" Posters were able to be found in in the numerous locations around the map starting Chapter 2: Season 2, with many still being available to view around the map today.

Removed locations

Many of the posters were replaced by others (such as those welcoming/celebrating the Aliens in Believer Beach, or those advertising the cars introduced in Lazy Lake). Alternatively, some were outright removed, like with a location, or otherwise. Those that were removed are as follows:

Remaining locations

As of Chapter 2: Season 7, only a few remain, with the remaining locations being as follows:


Gallery

Trivia

  • The only actual symbol of A.L.T.E.R. left on the island is the ocean-facing entrance of what used to be The Grotto, besides the ones found on Motorboats and on remaining recruitment posters.
    • Interestingly, all Motorboats seem to have the A.L.T.E.R. logo on them, despite them technically being able to have the E.G.O. logo, as seen in the Loading Screen "Dive!".
  • Midas' First Shadows may also be the first members of A.L.T.E.R.
  • Shadow Safe Houses, Delta, Charlie and Echo could be a reference to Jurassic World where there are Velociraptors named Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
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