Winterfest was an event in Fortnite: Battle Royale, similar to 14 Days Of Fortnite. The event lasted from December 18th, 2019, to January 2nd, 2020 (Update v11.31 to Update v11.31 Content Update #3). The event added a new tab, where you could go to the Winterfest Cabin. In addition to challenges, you could open up a free present in the Winterfest Cabin each day. In total, you could earn up to 2 Outfits, 3 harvesting tools, 3 gliders, 2 emotes, 4 banners, 2 Music packs, 1 Emoticon, 4 Back Blings, 3 Wraps, 2 Sprays, 2 Contrails, and 3 Loading Screens, adding up to 30 rewards.
All these rewards could be unlocked by opening a present each day:
|Wooly Warrior||Lt. Evergreen||Treefall||Millennium Falcon||Shortbread Slicers||Peppermint Pick||New Year 2020||Well Wrapped||Snowshaker||The Sith||Holly and Divey||Merry Chipmas||The Great Crackup||Merry Beastmas|
These challenges had to be unlocked each day by opening the stocking above the campfire in the Winterfest Cabin.
|#1||Deal damage to opponents with a Snowball Launcher [0/200]||Loading Screen)|
|#2||Stoke a campfire [0/1]||Christmas Banner|
|#3||Eliminations with an unvaulted weapon [0/5]||Falling Snow (Wrap)|
|#4||Hide inside a Sneaky Snowman in different matches [0/2]||Shaolin Sip (Emote)|
|#5||Warm yourself by the fireplace in the Winterfest Cabin [0/1]||Back Bling)|
|#6||Dance at Holiday trees in different named locations [0/5]||Emoticon)|
|#7||Search a chest within 60 seconds after landing from the Battle Bus [0/1]|
|#8||Use Presents [0/2]||Harvesting Tool)|
|#9||Open frozen loot [0/1]||Music)|
|#10||Deal damage to an opponent with a Lump of Coal [0/1]|
|#11||Destroy a Sneaky Snowman with a Lightsaber or Pickaxe [0/1]||Spray)|
|#12||Destroy snowflake decorations [0/3]||Snow Crystal (Back Bling)|
|#13||Search Ice Boxes [0/1]|
|#14||Visit the Workshop, Crackshot's Cabin and Mr. Polar's Artisanal Ice||Banner|
|#15||Light a Frozen Firework found on beaches in Sweaty Sands, Craggy Cliffs, or Dirty Docks [0/1]||2020 (Glider)|
|#16||Search Ammo Boxes at The Workshop, Shiver Inn, or Ice Throne [0/2]||Contrail)|
Limited Time Modes and Unvaulted Weapons
- Day 1
Unvaulted Weapon: Double Barrel Shotgun
- Day 2
Unvaulted Weapon: Drum Gun
LTM: Ground Game (Squads)
- Day 3
Unvaulted Weapon: Flint-Knock Pistol
LTM: One Shot (Duos)
- Day 4
Unvaulted Weapon: Stink Bomb
- Day 5
Unvaulted Weapon: Infantry Rifle
- Day 6
Unvaulted Weapon: Dual Pistols
- Day 7
Unvaulted Weapon: Tactical SMG
- Day 8
Unvaulted Weapon: Impulse Grenade
- Day 9
Unvaulted Weapon: Drum Shotgun
- Day 10
Unvaulted Weapon: Boom Bow
- Day 11
Unvaulted Weapon: Hand Cannon
- Day 12
Unvaulted Weapon: Suppressed SMG
- Day 13
Unvaulted Weapon: Heavy Sniper
- Day 14
Unvaulted Weapon: Boogie Bomb
The Winterfest Cabin, also known as Crackshot’s Cabin, was where you could go to open presents and stockings. There were several other things to do as well. Sitting by the fireplace would allow you to get a small amount of XP every couple second, with that amount growing the longer you stay. Leaving it on overnight would grant you a few levels or so. When opening a present, the said present would than appear inside the cabin. Some notable ones include the Globe from the Snowshaker emote on the ledge of the fireplace, the Millennium Falcon flying around in the air, and Lt. Evergreen standing where the tree was.
There was also a Peely Easter egg when you clicked on the banana next to the jukebox.
- Zone Wars was available for the entirety of the event.
- This event was supposed to start on the 17th of December but was delayed for one day.
- Most Winterfest rewards were in the Winter Wonderland set.
- This is the first event where they gave out free skins with the exception of the Season 8 Battle Pass.
- Although the event ended on the 2nd, players could still visit the log and claim presents from the stockings until the 7th.