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Fortnite Winterfest Guide – Challenges and Freebies

At the moment, everyone in Fortnite is pretty occupied with their new toys; lightsabers. The Star Wars crossover has got everyone doing things a little differently. However, that’s all going to change soon. A new event is coming to Fortnite. This one is Winterfest. This is the annual Christmas event in the game, to compete with the likes of Apex Legends’ Mirage’s Holo-Day Bash. The offering for Fortnite this year gives you a tight time frame to unlock everything that you can, so you should prioritize these challenges!

Fortnite Winterfest is due to run between December 17 and January 6. This is not a very long time, especially with how busy things get over this period. Alongside these challenges there a few map changes! This includes a whole of snow and ice, alongside some buildings. You’re even able to ‘unwrap’ gifts from this cabin every day. Be sure to check in to make sure you don’t miss anything. As well as these gifts, we’ve got a full guide on how to complete all Fortnite Winterfest challenges, so you can get this event done as quick as possible.

Fortnite Winterfest Challenges

Fortnite Winterfest Challenges

There are quite a few Winterfest Challenges. Some of them are going to be pretty easy to complete. Some take a little bit of time. This is what is on offer:

  • Search a Holiday Stocking in the Winterfest Cabin
  • Stoke a Campfire
  • 5 Eliminations with an Unvaulted Weapon
  • Hide Inside a Sneaky Snowman in Two Different Matches.
  • Warm Yourself by the Fireplace in the Winterfest Cabin
  • Dance at 5 Different Holiday Trees in Named Locations
  • Search a Chest Within 60 Seconds of Landing from the Battle Bus
  • Use Presents Twice
  • Open Frozen Loot
  • Deal Damage to an Opponent Using a Lump of Coal
  • Destroy a Sneaky Snowman Using a Lightsaber or a Pickaxe
  • Search Ice Boxes
  • Light a Frozen Firework
  • Search Two Ammo Boxes at The Workshop, Shiver Inn, or the Ice Throne

Most of these challenges are pretty simple. However, we have some quick explanations for those that require an extra step.

Use Presents

Presents are items that can be launched after found, doing so gives you a big present block that is full of loot.

Stoke a Campfire

Just walk over to a campfire and hit interact. These are their locations.

Light a Frozen Firework

The frozen Fireworks are at Sweaty Sands, Craggy Cliffs, and Dirty Docks. You just hit interact with them to light the firework.

Search Ammo Boxes

This one is really simple. Just land at one of the holiday-themed areas and stay alive long enough to open two ammo chests.

Search Ice Boxes

These are icey vending machine-like things. You’ll find them at Sweaty Sands, Weeping Woods, and Shiver Inn.

Search a Holiday Stocking          

You can find these pretty easily in the cabin.

Destroy a Sneaky Snowman

Just find a Sneaky Snowman in one of the themed areas.

Deal Damage With a Lump of Coal

Coal is only found in the big present boxes. When you activate one of these for the other challenge, you should get some coal to use on an opponent.

Open Frozen Loot

Frozen Loot are items that have been frozen solid. They’re found in the snow areas and take 3,500 damage to get out.

Hide Inside a Sneaky Snowman

This is relatively self-explanatory. Activate a Sneaky Snowman in two separate games, you should be able to find some in the Christmas loot items.

Warm Yourself by the Fireplace in Winterfest Cabin

Just interact with the fireplace in the cabin.

Dance at Holiday Tree

All named locations on the map have a large holiday tree at the moment. Dancing around three of them shouldn’t take too long.

Search a Chest Within 6 Seconds

This one should be pretty easy if you know where to land. Just head for a major location and you should manage this.

Eliminations with Unvaulted Weapons

This one is a bit trickier. Team Rumble is going to be a good mode to use when getting this Winterfest challenge. The Unvaulted items may include: Heavy Sniper

  • Double Barrel
  • Drum Gun
  • Infantry Rifle
  • Dual Pistols
  • Tactical SMG
  • Shockwave Grenades
  • Drum Shotgun
  • Boom Bow
  • Hand Cannon
  • Suppressed SMG

Using these to get your eliminations should be the easiest way to get this challenge completed.

Fortnite Winterfest Presents

Fortnite Winterfest Challenges

Those are the bulk of the celebrations going on in Fortnite Winterfest. However, there is also the small matter of presents. These are going to be available for purchase if you don’t have time to grind through the game. A lot of seasonal gear goes on to become pretty rare cosmetics, so there always worth checking out:

  • Merry Chipmas – A Chiptune music pack.
  • The Great Crack-up – Loading Screen
  • Merry Beastmas – Loading Screen
  • Well Wrapped – Weapon Wrap.
  • New Year 2020 – Weapon Wrap
  • Peppermint Pick – Harvesting Tool
  • Shortbread Slicers – Harvesting Tools
  • Holly and Divey – Trail
  • Treefall – Glider

Winterfest looks set to be an exciting time in Fortnite. However, we still have to learn more details of the ‘live event’ planned for the holiday period. If you’re still getting through the Chapter 2 Battle Pass then you should try out our guides to the core mechanics of Chapter 2, the weapons, map, fishing, and items. Using the best Fortnite settings will also give you that advantage that you need to get through the Winterfest challenges!

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