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When does Fortnite Winterfest start? Dates, Christmas challenges & more

Published: 13/Dec/2019 15:57 Updated: 13/Dec/2019 16:54

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games are throwing another holiday celebration inside Fortnite with their Winterfest event. With it just around the corner, here’s what you need to know.

The developers of the uber-popular free-to-play battle royale have been able to keep the fanbase growing and growing with their constant updates and bringing the real world to Fortnite.

Back in season seven, the introduced their first round of winter holiday celebrations, adding an arctic-themed biome to the south-west of the map, subsequently covering the map in snow for a few, and adding a number of limited-time modes in what was called the 14 Days of Fortnite. Now, they’re taking things one step further with Fortnite Chapter 2 by introducing Winterfest.

Epic GamesFortnite’s holiday celebrations are coming soon.

Fortnite Winterfest start date

Winterfest will be Chapter 2’s answer to the 14 Days of Fortnite with a few changes to keep in-tune with the new season. According to data miner KrispyLeaks, the holiday celebration will kick off on Tuesday, December 17 and run until Monday, January 6, 2020. 

That date is obviously longer than the original 14 days, so you won’t be racing against the clock to get the challenges done. There’s a more leisurely pace to things this around.

Fortnite Winterfest challenges

The challenges for the event have already surfaced, and again, they’re going to task you with getting into the holiday spirit.

These Winterfest challenges, where only one is currently unknown, will require looting some stockings, getting warm by a cozy fire, and channeling your inner Grinch to hand out some lumps of coal. 

A wide range of winter-themed cosmetics – including Wraps, Music Pack, Sprays, a Glider, Back Blings, Pickaxes, and a Contrail – will be up for grabs during the campaign though, so it will be worth your while.

Twitter: HypezThe Fortnite Winterfest challenges have already surfaced ahead of the update.

As for everything else, Epic has dropped a few new spots onto the battle island – notably the Winterfest Cabin and the Shiver Inn – so you can spend some time there too. 

However, it won’t be long before the Winterfest madness begins and you’re trying to tick these challenges off. Just watch your back – there could be a sneaky snowman lurking.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.