Fortnite’s newest challenge series and themed event is Winterfest 2019. The update was pushed out on December 18th, and fans across the world are diving into the new Christmas Lodge and trying to complete the new challenges.
We’ll take you through all the news you need to know about Winterfest 2019 and some of the rewards you will be able to obtain while playing Fortnite!
#FortniteWinterfest is HERE! Some things you may want to know 🤔:— G FUEL® esports (@GFUELesports) December 18, 2019
🎁 New "presents" at The Lodge every day for 14 days
🎁 2 Outfits, 2 Gliders, 2 Pickaxes, 2 Wraps, 1 Emote, and more!
🎁 XP & Challenges in your Stocking!
🎁 Dec. 18 - Jan. 2: Wick’s Bounty, Arsenal, & more! pic.twitter.com/ekRkxnPHeP
Winterfest 2019 released on December 18th across all platforms and has a span of about two weeks. It is set to end just after the New Year on January 2nd. So if you're unable to play Fortnite for some time during the holiday season, Epic Games is giving you ample time to log in to the game and check out some of the challenges and free rewards out.
One of the central components of Winterfest 2019 is the Christmas Lodge that's accessible on the Fortnite home screen when you first open the game. Visiting the lodge will bring you to a very scenic and comforting cabin. You will see Christmas favorite skin Crackshot seated by the fire. All around the cabin are presents big and small. During Winterfest 2019, players can open one present each day. There are so many presents to choose from, and Epic even allows you to shake the present beforehand so you can try to guess what’s inside.
There's one catch to these presents, though. On the left side of the lodge, there's a very tall present in the back. This present is reserved for the very last one, and it is rumored to be a free skin as well! No one knows the full list of rewards that players can obtain while opening these presents, but people have taken to social media to share what they've obtained from each present.
Holly and Divey Contrail
Fun Fact: The Holly and Divey contrail is the first contrail to have variants.— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) December 15, 2019
The variants are "Garland", "Shiny Garland", and "Festive Garland" pic.twitter.com/lTY0yrrRiF
Merry Chipmas Music
A very mellow and upbeat music kit that will for sure get you in the Christmas mood.
MERRY CHIPMAS!!!🎄 pic.twitter.com/cbygtASAlq— Skylar (@skylarftn) December 18, 2019
A Star Wars themed back bling that will go well with red skins for sure.
Thanks Crackabella pic.twitter.com/5JNCWkNy1w— Kryptonite Dragonite (@DaddyChuggs) December 18, 2019
New Year 2020 Wrap
A celebratory wrap for the upcoming New Year.
thank you crackabella very cool pic.twitter.com/BYY1z0waqk— DazzleMas⚡🎄 (@Dazzlechick) December 18, 2019
Another Star Wars themed item that is the iconic ship from the original series.
The Millenium Falcon glider can be obtained through a present at Crackshot’s cabin. #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/uOLY070xEP— Guille-GAG // Fortnite Leaks (@Guille_GAG) December 18, 2019
Another Christmas themed glider.
Treefall glider MIGHT be only given from Peely, I don't know if it is randomized or not but it probably is.. pic.twitter.com/zB1E0JVyZ8— JeloXMAS 🎄 (@JeloLeaks) December 18, 2019
This is perhaps the best reward players have found from the presents so far. Who doesn’t love a free holiday-inspired pickaxe?
PEPPERMINT PICK IS SO FIRE! Open your presents & tweet me what you get! pic.twitter.com/JdfkVOdTjV— Airon🇨🇦 (@iTankid) December 18, 2019
Gingerbread Dual Pickaxes
Here’s another Christmas-themed pickax. But this time, it's gingerbread dual pickaxes, another fan favorite item.
Send pics of what you've got from Today's WinterFest presents :) I got these pic.twitter.com/WBPdJYNqcN— SlikkneSs 🎄 (@SlikkneSs) December 18, 2019
Along with the free presents that players can open everyday, there are also daily challenges rolling out for players to try and complete. Each challenge is unique and has its own cosmetic item that you will unlock with it. There are all sorts of free rewards players can unlock during the course of these challenges, ranging from gliders to new weapon wraps.
Here’s the full list of Winterfest 2019 challenges:
- Search Holiday Stocking in the Winterfest Cabin (1)
- Stoke a Campfire (1)
- Eliminations with an Unvaulted Weapon (5)
- Hide inside a Sneaky Snowman in different matches (2)
- Warm yourself by the fireplace in the Winterfest Cabin (1)
- Dance at Holiday trees in different Named Locations (5)
- Search a chest within 60 seconds after landing from the Battle Bus (1)
- Use Presents! (2)
- Open Frozen Loot (1)
- Deal damage to an opponent with a Lump of Coal (1)
- Set_02_H_1 (1) -Unknown as of now
- Search Ice Boxes (2)
- Light a Frozen Firework found on beaches in Sweaty Sands, Craggy
- Cliffs, or Dirty Docks (1)
- Search Ammo Boxes at The Workshop, Shiver Inn, or Ice Throne (2)
The bulk of these challenges are rather easy for most players, so there should not be much of an issue for players to complete all of these. Be sure to log in to Fortnite over the course of the next few weeks and try to complete some of these challenges.
Unvaulted Weapons and LTMs Returning
Epic Games has also stated over the course of Winterfest 2019 that they will be implementing some new and returning weapons. LTMs are back in the mix too. This is to give players some new stuff to try out in Chapter 2.
Here is the full list of weapons that will be unvaulted:
- 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
The LTMs coming back are:
- Wick’s Bounty
- Zone Wars
- And more!
Will you be checking out the Winterfest 2019 update?
Let us know what rewards you received after opening the presents in the comments section below!
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This article was written by Nick Farrell, an experienced journalist who aims to provide insightful and proactive articles daily.