Fortnite has today launched its official Winterfest 2021 update, so here’s the full list of changes and fixes with this patch. We’re finally at Christmas time in Fortnite, meaning it’s time to get in the festive spirit as you work to take down the rest of the lobby! With the new Winter Lodge, several new skins, festive-themed weapons, and more, the battle royale is getting into the festive spirit with plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks. Don’t forget the quests as well, seeing as you can snag yourself some sweet Christmas-themed rewards! Without further adieu, here’s everything new with Fortnite in its Winterfest 2021 update!
Fortnite Winterfest 2021 Update Patch Notes
The Winterfest Lodge Re-Opens
Crackshot’s handing Sgt. Winter the keys to the Winterfest Lodge, where Sgt. Winter will be giving Presents to players. Unwrap a new Present at the Lodge every day for 14 days! Wrapped up in the Lodge are two Outfits, two Pickaxes, two Wraps, as well as a Glider, Contrail, Emote, Lobby Track, Loading Screen, Emoticon, Spray, and Banner.
Get your shaking and guessing skills ready: we don’t want to spoil all the Presents, but we will reveal the two Outfits. Meet Krisabelle, a festive take on the community-inspired Isabelle, and Polar Peely, one cool banana (literally). Unwrap the Krisabelle Outfit after unwrapping the six Presents obstructing her, and unwrap Polar Peely after his giftbox thaws.
Like last time, the Winterfest Lodge will be accessible through a snowflake tab in the Lobby. If you miss any days of opening Presents, simply return anytime before Winterfest ends (Jan. 6 at 9 AM ET) to open them up.
Winterfest Quests for Rewards
Unsurprisingly for a sergeant — of winter no less — Sgt. Winter has wintery objectives awaiting you. Every day for 14 days, he’ll announce a new Winterfest Quest in the “Quests” page, each one with an XP reward! All Winterfest Quests are available to complete until Winterfest ends (Jan. 6 at 9 AM ET). For completing seven Winterfest Quests, you’ll unlock the Snowmando Board Glider, and for completing ten, the Ffrosty Back Bling.
With the Snowmando Board Glider, perform a trick and surf down into battle! Two alt Styles are included with this Glider: Ice King Board and Llamadelica Board.
As a Fortnite Crew bonus during Winterfest 2021, active Fortnite Crew subscribers will receive the Golden Look Board Glider upon logging into the event. As you can guess from the name, its design is based on a certain genius-slash-espionage expert:
Winterfest Without Frontiers
It’s winter on more than just the Island. Back in November, we announced our Winter creator callout, and in turn, you submitted chillingly great maps, games, and more.
Jump into featured creations in the Winterfest tab next to “Discover.” After playing for two hours total across creator-made maps/games, you’ll receive the Ol’ Cracky Emoticon, Llamistletoe Spray, a Merry Marauder Banner, and a 2022 New Year’s Banner.
Unvaulted Icy Items
Sgt. Winter has a battle-filled past, much like his colleague Snowmando. To give you a taste of his experience, he’s bringing icy items out of the armory:
- Knock back foes and give ‘em slippery ice block feet with Chiller Grenades. (Also fun to apply to yourself.)
- Launch exploding snowballs with Snowball Launchers.
- Throw down Holiday Presents! to open ‘em up and grab their loot.
- Use a Sneaky Snowman to disguise yourself as a snowman and stealth around.
In the Item Shop: Spider-Man and MJ From Spider-Man No Way Home (Plus More Outfits)
There’s classic Spider-Man of the Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass, and soon No Way Home Spider-Man and MJ will be coming to the Item Shop for Winterfest. (Just in time for the movie’s release!) The Spider-Man (No Way Home) and MJ (No Way Home) Outfits will be in the Item Shop starting December 16 at 7 PM ET. Put on and take off No Way Home Spider-Man’s mask with his built-in Emote!
More new Outfits will be rotating into the Shop throughout Winterfest, including those inspired by concepts from @lbdart_ and @AltaCalls. As previously announced, these two community members are the winners of June’s Concept Royale, our callout for two exceptional, wintry concepts to be transformed into Outfits! Returning winter Outfits will be rotating into the Shop during Winterfest as well.
Blizzabelle of the Ball…Another Gift Outfit!
Krisabelle isn’t the only one getting festive at her school of attendance “Oakwitch Academy.” Voted Winterfest Queen by a jury of her peers (an honor matched only by Krisabelle’s “Most Festive Holiday Witch” three years in a row), Blizzabelle is another gift Outfit that players can get during the event!
As one of the Epic Games Store Epic Deals, all players who log into Fortnite from the Epic Games Launcher anytime from Dec. 16 at 11 AM ET to Jan. 6 at 11 AM ET can get the Blizzabelle gift Outfit by redeeming it from the Item Shop.
As you’re enjoying the holiday decorations around the Island, you may spot Sgt. Winter patrolling on his special big rig, chauffeured by two Red-Nosed Rangers. He’ll be throwing out Holiday Presents!, but if you get on his bad side (a.k.a. the naughty list), he and the Rangers won’t hesitate to throw themselves into action…
Don’t displease the Sergeant, but do have a happy Winterfest!
Fortnite is available now for PC, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Android. For more information regarding this update, check out the official website.