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Fortnite Winterfest 2019 event: Challenges, Rewards, Unvaulted weapons

by Calum Patterson

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The Winterfest 2019 update for Fortnite Battle Royale is now live, bringing with it map changes, new challenges and rewards, LTMs and another unvaulting event.

The Winterfest is this year's version of 14 Days of Fortnite, which was a big hit back in 2018. Again, for 14 days, there will be lots to do and unlock.

Data miners previously leaked the snow map, as well as the new Winterfest lodge, which will be unlike anything we've ever seen before in Fortnite.

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The Winterfest Cabin was leaked by data miners.

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Essentially, Winterfest is the evolution of the very popular '14 Days of Fortnite' event we saw in 2018, and the rewards or 'presents' have already been leaked.

Data miners initially believed the event was set to go live on December 17, but that date came and went, and with the v11.31 update dropping the next day, Winterfest has finally arrived.

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Presents in Winterfest

The headline for this event are the free presents, which can be found in the new Snowflake tab. This will take you to the lodge, where, every day for 14 days, you can unwrap a present:

  • 2 Outfits
  • 2 Gliders
  • 2 Pickaxes
  • 2 Wraps
  • 1 Emote
  • and more!

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If you miss any of the 14 days, you'll be able to come back to the lodge until January 7 to pick up any missing items.

Also in the Lodge are new stockings, in which you'll find even more free rewards, but you'll have to complete a challenge first.

Weapon unvaulting and returning LTMs

Epic have also confirmed that "lots of weapons" will be unvaulted during the Winterfest event. Each of the event's 21 days will feature a classic weapon or item brought back from the vault for a single day.

Dataminers have already found and leaked the full list of all of the weapons and items that will be unvaulted each day, starting with the Double Barrel Shotgun on day one.

A classic LTM will also be returning each day, running from December 18 to January 2, which will include Wick’s Bounty and Arsenal. Zone Wars have also made a return, and will be running throughout the holidays.