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Fortnite leak reveals more details on free Wintefest gifts from Epic

by Connor Bennett

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Ahead of Fortnite’s Winterfest celebrations, a new leak has suggested that players will be able to get their hands on ‘free presents’ throughout the event.

Like many other games, Fortnite is preparing to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with a touch of the cold weather and a period of gift-giving. Where Epic Games introduced the 14 Days of Fortnite in season seven, chapter two is switching things up and preparing for Winterfest. 

While some details remain unknown about Winterfest, leakers managed to confirm that it will be starting on Tuesday, December 17. However, that’s not the only thing that they’ve been able to dig out from the game’s files. They’ve also discovered that players will be rewarded for taking part.

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Fortnite's Winterfest celebrations brings back the snow from season seven.

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Popular data miner HYPEX’s revealed that players will receive ‘free present’s throughout Winterfest but this won’t just be a case of logging in and finding an item in your Fortnite locker.

Instead, the leaker showcased a video from the game that allows players to pick a wrapped box, or even the stockings, from a wide selection insider of Crackshot’s Cabin and hold down their action button to open it. 

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While Winterfest hasn’t yet kicked off, HYPEX’s video showed that the game was into it’s second day or the celebrations and was telling the player to select two gifts to open.  What’s inside, however, remains a secret as nobody has been able to figure that out.

Of course, Epic could very well be in the giving mood and hand out some free cosmetics – as well as those all-important V-Bucks. 

We already know that Winterfest will contain a mission pack of 14 challenges – with the majority of those containing own reward in the form of a different cosmetic, even though there are no skins. Either way, players won’t have to wait all that long to find out what free gifts are hiding under the tree!