Fortnite 23.10 update patch notes: Winterfest event, classic items unvaulted, Super Styles, more

Liam Mackay
jonesy and snowdancer playing games in fortnite winterfest lodge

Fortnite’s first major update of Chapter 4 is here, with the 23.10 update bringing the Winterfest event, unvaulting classic Holiday items, bringing Season 1’s Super Styles, and more.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 arrived on December 4, bringing plenty of game-changing updates to the engine, Reality Augment perks, the Shockwave Hammer, and even The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia.

The devs never let Fortnite rest for long, and the first major update of Season 1 has arrived with v23.10. This update brings the Winterfest event with plenty of free cosmetics to unlock, unvaults classic items, and more.

Here are the full patch notes for Fortnite’s 23.10 update.

Winterfest arrives in Fortnite 23.10

fortnite winterfest arctic adeline and sled ready guff outfit

Fortnite Chapter 4’s 23.10 update has brought back the fan-favorite Winterfest event, bringing Holiday cheer and free rewards to Epic’s battle royale.

Throughout the Winterfest event, Fortnite players can open a new present each day, totaling 17 free rewards. These include the Arctic Adeline and Sled Ready Guff Outfits, as well as Gliders, Wraps, a Pickaxe, and more.

That’s not all though, as Fortnite players can also claim the free Guff Gringle Outfit by launching the game through the Epic Games launcher during Winterfest, and Fortnite Crew members get the Chill-la-la-Llama Backbling. Plus, playing with five different friends until before January 6, 2023, grants the Curling Iron Emote.

Fortnite 23.10 unvaults Snowball Launchers & Holiday Presents

holiday present and snowball launcher in fortnite

Two classic Fortnite Winterfest items have been unvaulted in the 23.10 update — Snowball Launchers and Holiday Presents.

If you’ve never used them before, Snowball Launchers replace the Rocket Launcher in the loot pool and fire explosive snowballs. The Holiday Presents can be thrown down, and contain high-tier loot inside.

Plus, Sgt. Winter will be flying around the map dropping Holiday Presents at random, but, the devs recommend players “be careful not to get on his bad side…”

Fortnite 23.10 update buffs Reality Augments

With the 23.10 update, “Reality Augments that your teammates have unlocked now have a chance to appear in your own selections,” helping out Fortnite players who haven’t unlocked them all yet.

Super Level Styles return in Fortnite 23.10 update

super level styles in fortnite chapter 4 season 1

For the grinders out there, Fortnite has added the Super Level Styles to the Bonus Rewards section of the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Progressing past Level 125 will allow players to unlock the “Elysian, Aeon, and Halcyon Styles for the Helsie, Selene, Ageless, Dusty, and Massai Outfits.”

Fortnite 23.10 update patch notes


In case you missed it, we made several balance adjustments in a hotfix on December 9 ET:

  • Reduced the time it takes to capture a POI.
  • Improved the Tactical Pistol’s accuracy and recoil.
  • Improved the Maven Auto Shotgun’s fire rate and accuracy.
  • Reduced the Thunder Shotgun’s equip time.
  • Reduced the Ex-Caliber Rifle’s player damage and hipfire accuracy, and greatly reduced its environment damage.
  • Increased the recharge time of the Shockwave Hammer’s bounce.
  • Light Ammo now drops in stacks of 20, up from 18.

Also, in the v23.10 patch, we have increased the amount of materials harvestable from many large stone objects around the Island.


  • Snowball Launchers, Holiday Presents!, and the patrolling Sgt. Winter are not included in competitive playlists. 


  • For PC players, we have fixed an issue causing the rebinding of Reality Augments to only be available during a match.
  • Voice chat settings changed in the Sidebar will now save correctly.
  • Fixed an issue causing Overshield damage numbers to appear white.
  • The Shockwave Hammer will no longer deal damage to players through structures/builds.
  • Mobile players can now swipe through the Battle Pass and are no longer restricted to only pressing the arrow keys.

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to get the MrBeast Icon Series and My Hero Academia skins.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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