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Winterfest 2021 was an event in Fortnite: Battle Royale to celebrate the Holidays. The event started on December 16th, 2021 and ended on January 6th, 2022.

This event was most similar to Winterfest 2019 because 2020 didn't have Winterfest, and since presents returned inside the Winterfest Cabin, rebranded to Sgt. Winter's Cabin. As with 2019, presents were available to open and challenges unlock daily, to give free rewards.
In total, there were 16 cosmetic rewards (2 from Quests, 14 from presents).

Additionally, current or recent Fortnite Crew members received the Golden Look Board upon entering the game.

The game itself also received updates, as the Snowball Launcher, Chiller Grenades, Sneaky Snowmando, and Presents were unvaulted. The majority of the map was covered with snow and festive decorations appeared in most locations. Players could also locate Sgt. Winter at various locations across the map, driving Holiday Big Rig and two Red-Nosed Rangers on festive decorated Quadcrashers.

Winterfest Cabin

The Winterfest Cabin, rebranded as Sgt. Winter's Cabin, is where you went to open presents. Sitting by the fireplace allowed you to get 10, 20, 100, 1000 or 5000 supercharged XP every 15 seconds. Supercharged XP did not level the player up directly, but instead allowed them to gain boosted XP for the next amount gained.

Players could also open one of 14 presents:

Present Box Item Type
Red and Green
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Choice Knit

Emote
Blue and Red
Wooly - Wrap - Fortnite.png


Wooly

Wrap
Purple and Yellow
Auroral Arc - Contrail - Fortnite.png


Auroral Arc

Contrail
Light Blue and Grey
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Loot in the Mountains

Music
Blue and Dark Blue
Twinkly - Wrap - Fortnite.png


Twinkly

Wrap
Yellow and Green
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Banner Icon
Red and Green 2
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Snowplower

Harvesting Tool
Matrix
Sentinel - Glider - Fortnite.png


Sentinel

Glider
Yellow and Red
It’s perfect! - Emoticon - Fortnite.png


It's Perfect

Emoticon
Purple and Blue
Holly Hatchets - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png


Holly Hatchets

Harvesting Tool
Yellow and Red 2
Krisabelle - Outfit - Fortnite.png


Krisabelle

Outfit
Blue and Yellow
Polar Peely - Outfit - Fortnite.png


Polar Peely

Outfit
Purple and Grey
Bombastic Winterfest - Spray - Fortnite.png


Bombastic Winterfest

Spray
Light Blue and Dark blue
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You better watch out!

Loading Screen

Interacting with other objects in the cabin resulted in other 'Easter Eggs' to play, such as an RC Quadcrasher appearing when the Quadcrasher was selected, and the snowglobe playing music.

Winterfest Creative Rewards

From December 16th, 2021 to January 5th, 2022, if players spent two hours playing featured creations in the Winterfest tab, they recieved the following rewards:

Reward Item Type
Bitter Sweets Banner
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Banner Icon
2022 Banner
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Banner Icon
Ol' Cracky
Ol' Cracky - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Emoticon
Llamistletoe
Llamistletoe - Spray - Fortnite.png
Spray

Challenges

Sgt. Winter (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png

Winterfest

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BONUS GOALS

Complete Winterfest Quests
Complete Winterfest Quests
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0 / 7

Complete Winterfest Quests
Complete Winterfest Quests
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0 / 10

QUESTS

You look chilly Come on in and warm up those trigger fingers. - Sgt. Winter
Ho ho! Now warm and you're ready for winter warfare. - Sgt. Winter

Warm yourself at the Yule log in the Cozy Lodge
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18K
0 / 1

Informal poll: What tastes better, gingerbread cookies or an icy snowball to the face? - Sgt. Winter
The people prefer cookies. I'll note that on my list. - Sgt. Winter

Deal damage to opponents with the Snowball Launcher
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18K
0 / 50

I'm giving out planes to all the good kids... And the bad kids who hate planes - Sgt. Winter
Vrooom! They'll love or hate these! - Sgt. Winter

Collect Toy Biplanes at Condo Canyon, Greasy Grove, or Sleepy Sound
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18K
0 / 3

Ho! Nothing wakes you up like having cold feet! - Sgt. Winter
Never had'em myself. I've got good boots. Ho ho! - Sgt. Winter

Travel while having icy feet
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18K
0 / 200

Have you tried the Eggnog? - Sgt. Winter
Tastes fowl! - Sgt. Winter

Fly with a Chicken
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18K
0 / 200

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like mocking Crackshot with a dance. Show me your sutff. - Sgt. Winter
Ha! That'll really roast his chestnuts. - Sgt. Winter

Dance for three seconds at Crackshot's Cabin and Sgt. Winter's Workshop
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18K
0 / 2

Crashing through the snow, in a horsepowered V8... - Sgt. Winter
Crashing through the snow, in a horsepowered V8? - Sgt. Winter

Ram a snowman with a vehicle
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18K
0 / 1

This the season to get presents. - Sgt. Winter
Was that on your list? - Sgt. Winter

Use a Holiday Presents! item
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18K
0 / 1

I hid lots of stuff under the tree! Shoot-y stuff, explode-y stuff, uh... other stuff... - Sgt. Winter
Ho ho ho! Have a very tactical Winterfest! - Sgt. Winter

Search a treasure chest under a holiday tree
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18K
0 / 1

The traditional Winterfest meal? Any stuff you find on the ground. - Sgt. Winter
The crounchy dirt coating makes you feel thankful for the season! - Sgt. Winter

Eat food in a single match
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18K
0 / 5

It's time for a traditional Winterfest prank. - Sgt. Winter
Ho ho! You scared the snowy snot outta them! - Sgt. Winter

Hide for ten seconds as a Sneaky Snowman within 25m of an opponent
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18K
0 / 10

Ho ho! warm those frozen bootsicles! - Sgt. Winter
It's not easy to light a fire on skates, but you nailed it! Ho ho! - Sgt. Winter

Light a campfire while having icy feet
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18K
0 / 1

Get your "quad" on and ride that electric reindeer into the sunset! - Sgt. Winter
It needs a coat of paint... But it'll do! - Sgt. Winter

Travel 1,000 metters on a Crackshot Quadcrasher
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18K
0 / 1000

Anyone who keeps their decor up past Winterfest will have to answer me. - Sgt. Winter
Get that outta there! That's for Winterfest ONLY! - Sgt. Winter

Destroy holiday decorations
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18K
0 / 10

If you can't beat 'em, freeze 'em. - Sgt. Winter
Ho ho! All lined up for a triple axel elim! - Sgt. Winter

Give an opponent icy feet with a Chiller Grenade
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18K
0 / 1


History

Chapter 3: Season 1

Gallery

Trivia

  • Presents could be given by one of a few people, them being:
  • Mythic items were added to Creative every day near the start of the event.
  • This was the first Winter event since 2017 to not have an LTM rotation unlike 2018's 14 Days of Fortnite, Winterfest 2019 and 2020's Operation: Snowdown, instead opting to promote winter themed Creative games on its Winterfest callout.
  • The popularity of Winterfest and the success of Fortnite Chapter 3 led to several login errors and queues during the event, even causing a 7 hour long Unplayable Period on December 29th.
    • Players who logged in were given a Crescent Shroom Harvesting Tool as compensation for Winterfest server issues.
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