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Will Fortnite have a Christmas event in 2022? Winterfest start date, map changes more

Fortnite players are wondering if Epic is planning a Winterfest 2022 Christmas event, so here’s everything we know so far.

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Fortnite Winterfest

Winterfest is the yearly Fortnite Christmas celebration, bringing a host of festive content to Epic’s battle royale. Will Fortnite be getting a Christmas event this year? Here’s everything we know about Winterfest 2022.

One of the main reasons that players continue to flood to Fortnite after all these years is its major in-game events. Developer Epic Games knows how to keep players interested, whether it’s through live events to shake things up, or seasonal celebrations that take over the entire map.

Just weeks after Fortnitemares brought some Halloween spirit to the battle royale, players are already wondering if the regular Christmas event, Winterfest, is on the cards again this year.

Here’s everything we know so far about Fortnite Winterfest 2022, including when it could get underway.

Will there be a Fortnite Christmas event in 2022?

Epic are yet to confirm whether or not there will be a Fortnite Christmas event in 2022, but given that Winterfest has appeared every year since 2019, it’s likely that it will make a return.

Seasonal takeovers like this often aren’t revealed until a few days before they go live, so we can expect more details in the coming weeks.

Expected Fortnite Winterfest 2022 start date

There is no official start date for Fortnite Winterfest 2022 just yet, but we’d expect it to arrive on December 15, 2022. This would place it around a week after Fortnite Chapter 4 kicks off, so don’t be surprised to see some jolly cosmetics in the new Battle Pass.

Winterfest 2021 got underway on December 16 and ran until January 6, so players can expect a similar schedule this time around.

Fortnite map covered in snow

What to expect in Fortnite Winterfest 2022

If Epic follow the trend of previous years, Fortnite players can expect the map to receive a new wintery look in the Christmas event. The island will be covered in white snow, which can be picked up and launched at teammates and enemies alike.

POIs will then be decorated to make them feel more festive, with fairy lights hanging from buildings and Christmas trees scattered across many rooms. The Christmas Present items are also expected to make a return, which offers you and your team valuable loot when thrown on the ground.

Players can also look forward to a host of free daily rewards from the main menu, as well as plenty of themed in-game challenges to complete and new festive skins to unlock.

That was everything we know about the Fortnite Winterfest 2022 Christmas event. We’ll be sure to update this page with any new details as soon as Epic releases them.


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