Is a snowy map coming to Fortnite for the winter season? Several hints seem to suggest so - Dexerto

Is a snowy map coming to Fortnite for the winter season? Several hints seem to suggest so

Published: 20/Nov/2018 1:33 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 1:34

by Albert Petrosyan


With the winter season rapidly approaching, the Fortnite Battle Royale player-base waits in anticipation for what Epic Games may have in store for the holidays.

Since the release of Fortnite, Epic have made it a custom to alter in-game items and locations on the map to reflect the current time of year in the real world. 

While Epic are likely to put in the Christmas trees and Snowball Launchers again this year, many are predicting them to go beyond that and introduce snowy terrain to the map.

This prediction may indeed some become reality, as recent signs within the game suggest that a snowy map, or area of the map, may be in the works for December.


This speculation began when the new A.I.M. Hunting Party Skin was officially made available in Fortnite. Many noticed the characters hands and feet are frozen and took it as a major hint.

The speculation surrounding A.I.M does not stop there. The eight loading screen unlocked for the Hunting Party Challenges shows the robot looking at some sort of holographic image, which many are speculating has to do with upcoming snow.

The subsequent release of the Deep Freeze Bundle, available for purchase now, provided a potential sneak peek at what a snowy map may look like in Fortnite, thanks to a promotional image that Epic themselves tweeted out.


Perhaps the biggest telltale sign is the large storm cloud hovering over the ocean near the horizon of the Fortnite map, which has only just appeared in recent days.

If this cloud does begin to creep nearer over the next few weeks, will there be any denying that a snowstorm is indeed coming to Fortnite for the winter season?

Some of the more creative players have begun making concepts for what winter would look like in-game, and if these are any indication of what’s to come, then it’s certainly going to be a jolly upcoming few months in Fortnite.