Winterfest 2021 is the newest major event taking place in Fortnite. Players can earn XP, complete challenges, get new skins, and open presents.
Winterfest 2021 makes a return in Fortnite with tons of new content and rewards for players. Every year, Fortnite goes above and beyond to celebrate the holiday season. Outside the seasonal changes on the island like snowfall and Christmas lights, players are able to unlock exclusive holiday skins for both their character and weapons for free. During Winterfest 2021 in Fortnite, players will want to log in at least once per day to get prizes.
The Fortnite Winterfest 2021 event runs from December 16, 2021, to January 6, 2022. Players will notice a snowflake icon on the top-right section of the main menu. If players choose this icon, they will be brought inside the Cozy Lodge. Here, it's possible to meet Santa and claim a single free present per day. Each present features a cosmetic item from various NPCs on the island.
Chiller Grenades, Snowball Launchers, Holiday Presents, and the Sneaky Snowman disguise have been un-vaulted as part of the Winterfest 2021 event. These are likely to be vaulted again when the event is over. Additionally, all of the event challenges and cosmetics from Winterfest are not connected to the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass, so free-to-play players can also collect rewards and enjoy the festivities during the final major Fortnite event of 2021.
Everything Included in Fortnite's Winterfest 2021 Event
Aside from the free daily present cosmetics in the Cozy Lodge, there are other activities and rewards to look forward to during Fortnite's Winterfest 2021 event:
Creative Mode: Normally, players can create their own games in Fortnite through Creative Mode. For Winterfest, playing two hours of fanmade maps will reward players with two new banners, an emote, and a spray.Sit By The Fire: If players speak to Santa in the Cozy Lodge, they will be able to interact with the fireplace. Doing this will reward the player with XP, and sitting near the fire will also give players free supercharged XP to use during the next match.Winterfest Challenges: In the quest tab, players can keep track of how much time is left for the event and access the full list of Winterfest challenges. Not every challenge is available just yet; more will unlock as the event progresses. Completing seven and 10 Winterfest quests will reward players with the exclusive Snowmando Board Glider and Ffrosty Back Bling.Winterfest Skins: Krisabelle and Polar Peely are two new skins introduced in this event. They feature two variant styles and can be unlocked by opening presents. Players will need to unwrap the six presents around Krisabelle before they can access her outfit, and they will need to wait to open Polar Peely until his gift thaws. Players can also access Blizzabelle from the Item Shop for free if they log in with the Epic Games Launcher.
Subscribers to Fortnite Crew can get even more from the event. Members who log in during Winterfest 2021 will also unlock the exclusive Golden Look Board Glider, which is not available any other way during the event.
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