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Fortnite Winterfest 2019 event: Challenges, Rewards, Unvaulted weapons

Published: 18/Dec/2019 11:03 Updated: 18/Dec/2019 23:03

by Calum Patterson


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.

Epic GamesThe Winterfest Cabin was leaked by data miners.

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.

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.


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.