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Fortnite Winterfest: Challenges, cabin and rewards as event kicks off

Fortnite’s Winterfest event is officially live, featuring new challenges and an interactive cabin with special presents.
Fortnite Winterfest: Challenges, cabin and rewards as event kicks off

Epic Games has confirmed the Fortnite Winterfest event has kicked off, although most of its contents leaked prior to the announcement.  

Fortnite continues to be the defining example of how to keep players invested in a title, relaunching with chapter two earlier this year while recently throwing in some lightsabers to coincide with Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.  

Like last year, Fortnite is hosting another Christmas event to coincide with the winter season. But what’s in store for the update? Here’s everything to expect.  

Winterfest challenges with rewards 

  • Search a Holiday Stocking in the Winterfest Cabin 

  • Stoke a Campfire - Icon 

  • Get five eliminations with an Unvaulted Weapon - Wrap 

  • Hide inside a Sneaky Snowman in two different matches - Emote  

  • Warm yourself by the fireplace in the Winterfest Cabin - Skateboard 

  • Dance at Holiday trees in five different Named Locations – Emote 

  • Search a chest within 60 seconds after landing from the Battle Bus – Skateboard 

  • Use two Presents – Pickaxe 

  • Open Frozen Loot – Music 

  • Deal damage to an opponent with a Lump of Coal – Skateboard 

  • Destroy a Sneaky Snowman with a Lightsaber or Pickaxe – Spray 

  • Search Two Ice Boxes – Spray 

  • Light a Frozen Firework found on beaches in Sweaty Sands, Craggy Cliffs, or Dirty Docks – Glider 

  • Search two Ammo Boxes at The Workshop, Shiver Inn or Ice Throne – Contrail 

Unvault weapons 

Much like the 14 Days Of Summer event, Epic is bringing back unvaulted weapons. One weapon is unvaulted each day, with players tasked with eliminated five opponents with each.  

  • Heavy Sniper 

  • Double Barrel 

  • Drum Gun 

  • Flint-Knock Pistol 

  • Stink Bombs 

  • Infantry Rifle 

  • Dual Pistols 

  • Tactical SMG 

  • Shockwave Grenades 

  • Drum Shotgun 

  • Boom Bow 

  • Hand Cannon 

  • Suppressed SMG 

  • Boogie Bomb 

Winterfest Lodge

Fortnite Winterfest 2019 brings in an interactive cabin (Picture: Epic Games) 

A new addition for Winterfest is the Lodge, an interactive lobby which will reward players with free presents each day.  

Presents at the Lodge include two outfits, two gliders, two Pickaxes, two Wraps and one Emote.  

You can open a present each day and if you miss any, you can still retrieve them as long as you login before 7 January.  

Is there anything else?  

The map is also expected to be covered in snow following an earlier leak, which will follow suit with last year’s winter event.  

There will also be new buildings like an Ice Hotel, Toy Factory and Ski Building.  

Fortnite Winterfest ends after 6 January 2020.