The Fortnite Winterfest event makes a return to the battle royale for the 2022 holiday season, so get ready for lots of festive fun between December 13, 2022 and January 3, 2023. As you'd expect at this time of year, there are lots of gifts to unwrap and rewards to unlock, so you can add some special winter-themed items to your locker in Fortnite. Watch out for Sgt. Winter this year, as he's moved away from the comforts of the log fire in the Lodge to head out on the highway in his special big rig, handing out Holiday Presents to players – just don't attack and get on his naughty list, or you'll be in trouble! If you want to know how this year's celebrations are shaping up, then here's all the information on the Fortnite Winterfest 2022.
The Fortnite Winterfest Lodge is back
The Winterfest Lodge, aka the Fortnite Cozy Lodge, is opening its doors for another year of festive celebrations. You can access this hub by highlighting the snowflake in the main menu, and there are daily presents to be opened when you get inside. Don't stress too much if you aren't able to visit for a few days, as your presents will be waiting for you to unwrap when you return, and you can do this any time up to January 3, 2023. Don't forget to interact with the other items to see what they do, and spend some time sat in front of the burning Yule Log to collect random XP bonuses.
Fortnite Winterfest Quests 2022
Unsurprisingly there are Fortnite Winterfest quests attached to the event, with the second set now live to replace the first as the Weekly quests expire every seven days. Here is the complete list of current quests:
- Decorate Fortnite traffic lights for Winterfest (3)
- Throw Holiday Presents at different named locations (3)
- Check the Cozy Lodge each day to possibly find a slice of pizza (3)
- Pop out of a giant snowball in Fortnite and damage players within 10 seconds (250)
- Run over holiday decorations with vehicles (3/7/?/?/?)
- Deal damage to opponents while standing on the snow or ice (75/?/?/?/?)
Fortnite Winterfest Rewards 2022
Several Fortnite Winterfest rewards have already been officially revealed, including the Arctic Adeline outfit and Sled Ready Guff outfit pictured above. There are a total of 15 rewards that can be earned by opening Fortnite Winterfest Presents in the Cozy Lodge, as follows:
- Arctic Adeline outfit
- Sled Ready Guff outfit
- Har-Har-Har! glider
- Wintry Whirligig glider
- Slushy Sneak wrap
- Gringle Gift wrap
- Rip & Tar (2016) Doom music pack
- When the Wind Blows and Fracture music packs
- Season's Guffings spray
- Fa-La-La-Llama back bling
- Sledgecracker pickaxe
- Ribbon Trail contrail
- Lil’ Prancer emote
- Boom Bauble emoticon
There are several more Winterfest items that can be unlocked in other ways, such as the Fortnite Guff Gringle outfit that can be redeemed for free if you play Fortnite on PC through the Epic Games Launcher (though there are other ways to get it if you don't have a PC), or the reactive Chill-la-la-Llama back bling awarded to all Fortnite Crew subscribers who play during Winterfest. The Snowdancer and Cozy Knit Jonesy outfits will be available to purchase from the Item Shop, and if you manage to play with five different friends from your friends list during the event you'll receive the Curling Iron emote on or around January 6, 2023.
Fortnite Winterfest New Weapons and Items 2022
Finally, the Fortnite Winterfest event in 2022 sees a couple of classic weapons and items returning from the festive vault for a limited time. The Snowball Launcher flings frosty projectiles at your opponents to deal damage, while the Holiday Present throwable springs up a gift box full of useful loot.