Fortnite Winterfest 2023: Dates, unvaulted weapons, daily rewards & more

Nathan Warby
Fortnite Winterfest Bushranger and Holiday Boxy Christmas skins

The Fortnite Winterfest event always brings sleigh-fulls of content, and the same is true in Chapter 5 Season 1. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Winterfest 2023 so far, including how long it runs for.

There’s plenty for Fortnite players to get excited about right now, with Chapter 5 Season 1 bringing the new Rocket Racing playlist as well as a Mincecraft-inspired LEGO mode that has become an instant hit.

But that’s not all, as Chapter 5 Season 1 arrived just time in for Christmas, which means the annual Winterfest event has returned. The holiday celebration was first introduced back in 2019 and has gone on to become one of the most anticipated events of the year in Fortnite.

So, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Winterfest 2023, including how long it runs for.

Fortnite Winterfest 2023 start & end dates

Fortnite Winterfest 2023 got underway Thursday, December 14, 2023, and will last until Tuesday, January 2, 2024. This gives players just under three weeks to claim every free reward and tick off every wintery Quest.

Holiday Boxy in Fortnite
The Winterfest 2023 event brings holiday-themed skins.

Fortnite Winterfest 2023 unvaulted weapons

The Fortnite Winterfest 2023 update also brings back some holiday-themed weapons and items from past years. This includes the Presents, which can be thrown on the ground and contain a ton of rare loot to help you on your way to victory.

Here are all the unvaulted items in Fortnite Winterfest 2023:

  • Holiday Presents
  • Sneaky Snowmando
  • Snowball Launcher.
  • Snowy Flopper
  • Icy Grappler

Fortnite Winterfest 2023 daily rewards

Fortnite players can also earn plenty of free cosmetics during the Winterfest 2023 event in form of daily rewards. Every 24 hours, fans can log in and open a present containing one of 14 items, including two brand-new skins and their LEGO variants – Winterfest Bushranger and Holiday Boxy.

In the past, fans were able to visit a small cabin full of presents, opening one each day to receive a holiday-themed cosmetic, but the feature has been removed this year.

There are also plenty of themed Quests to compelte, giving players the chance to earn even more rewards, such as the Snowglobe Smasher Pickaxe.

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].