Fortnite update available, Winterfest 2022 kicks off
A winter funderland!
Fortnite v23.10 brings the upcoming Winterfest 2022! Unwrap 14 Presents for 17 free in-game items, including two free Outfits, over the course of Winterfest. (There’s also a third free Outfit you can get another way!) Also, employ unvaulted equipment on the Battle Royale Island and enter a variety of “Winterfest Wonderland” islands. Winterfest 2022 runs from Dec. 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 AM ET.
The Winterfest Lodge (also known as the “Cozy Lodge”) is already in-game! But this time it’s not Sgt. Winter holding the fort. In the Cozy Lodge you’ll find winter fairy Snowdancer, the fatigued Sled Ready Guff, and the familiar Cozy Knit Jonesy.
Starting today, unwrap a new Present at the Lodge every day for 14 days. Wrapped up in these 14 Presents are 17 items total: two Outfits, two Gliders, two Wraps, three Lobby Tracks, three Sprays, plus a Back Bling, Pickaxe, Contrail, Emote, and Emoticon — all free! We don’t want to spoil EVERY Present, but the two free Outfits are the Arctic Adeline Outfit and Sled Ready Guff Outfit:
As with Winterfests past, the Cozy Lodge is accessible through a snowflake tab in the Lobby. If you miss any days of opening Presents, simply return anytime before Winterfest ends (Jan. 3 at 9 AM ET) and open them up.
Icy equipment is coming back out of the armory in Battle Royale/Zero Build! During Winterfest 2022, launch exploding snowballs with Snowball Launchers, and throw down Holiday Presents! to open the presents up and grab their loot.
Speaking of Holiday Presents!, Sgt. Winter isn’t absent from Winterfest 2022. He’ll be patrolling the Island on his special big rig, throwing Holiday Presents! for players to pick up. (Just be careful not to get on his bad side…)
Please note that the Snowball Launcher will take the place of the Rocket Launcher during Winterfest.
In the Winterfest Callout, Epic challenged island creators to create unique and memorable experiences for Winterfest 2022. Some of our favorite islands will be featured in the Winterfest Discover row from Dec. 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 AM ET! Jump into these islands and keep your Winterfest fresh.
All players who log into Fortnite from the Epic Games Launcher during Winterfest (from Dec. 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 AM ET) can get the new Guff Gringle Outfit for free! Just launch Fortnite from the Epic Games Launcher on PC during Winterfest, navigate to the Item Shop, and redeem Guff Gringle.
All Fortnite Crew subscribers who log into Fortnite anytime during the duration of Winterfest (Dec. 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 AM ET) will immediately receive the reactive Chill-la-la-Llama Back Bling. Constantly cold, Chill-la-la-Llama sneezes each time you get an elimination or open a Chest.
This Back Bling is similar to the unwrappable Back Bling in the Cozy Lodge, a fellow Llama who’s also quite chilly.
During Winterfest 2022, new and returning wintry Outfits will be sliding into the Item Shop, including Winterfest 2022 VIPs Snowdancer and Cozy Knit Jonesy!
Carry your friends, carry some weights. Play with five different friends from your friends list in any game modes during Winterfest (Dec. 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 AM ET) to receive the Curling Iron Emote. Reward grants begin on or around January 6 ET.
As you’re exploring the Cozy Lodge, using unvaulted items, and wandering the Winterfest Callout islands, complete Winterfest-themed “This Week” Quests for XP! There will be two sets of these weekly Quests: the first will run from 9 AM ET on December 13 to 9 AM ET on December 20, and the second will run from 9 AM ET on December 20 to 9 AM ET on December 27.
Discover more together! When playing in a team, Reality Augments that your teammates have unlocked now have a chance to appear in your own selections.
May your rule expand to the cosmos. In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass rewards have been available for players who progress past Level 100. With v23.10, Chapter 4 Season 1’s Super Level Styles are now available!
What are the Super Level Styles this Season? Progress past Level 125 in Chapter 4 Season 1 and start unlocking the Elysian, Aeon, and Halcyon Styles for the Helsie, Selene, Ageless, Dusty, and Massai Outfits.
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.
MAJOR BATTLE ROYALE BUG FIXES
- 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.
It’s time to rally the squad! During the newest Reboot Rally, rally your friends who haven’t played Fortnite in a while and show ‘em what’s new. As you complete Reboot Rally Quests and Bonus Goals, you and the returning/new friend(s) you’re playing with will earn points for in-game rewards, including the Snikt! Snikt! Emote!
An eligible returning/new player is anyone who has played less than 2 hours of Fortnite in the 30 days leading up to December 12, 2022. An active player is anyone who has played more than 2 hours of Fortnite in the 30 days leading up to December 12, 2022. This Reboot Rally runs from December 13, 2022, at 9 AM ET to January 10, 2023, at 9 AM ET. Learn how it works below!
Whether you’re an active player or a returning/new player, open the friends tab in the Lobby Sidebar to see the Reboot Rally panel.
If you’re an active player, you’ll see returning/new friends you can party up with to complete Reboot Rally Quests and Bonus Goals. If you’re a returning/new player, you’ll see active friends and fellow returning/new friends you can party up with to complete the Quests and Bonus Goals.
Instead of partying up right away, you can also “rally” your friends, meaning you’ll be presented a QR code for fn.gg/rebootrally. Share this webpage with your friends so they can learn more about Reboot Rally!
Party up with one, two, or three friends (or more friends if the mode supports it) so you can complete Reboot Rally Quests and Bonus Goals together. These Quests and Bonus Goals are findable on the “Quests” page. Quests and Bonus Goals don’t need to be completed with the same friend(s), so feel free to mix and match which eligible friend(s) you party up with.
As you complete the Reboot Rally Quests and Bonus Goals together, you and your participating friend(s) will earn points. Collect points to earn in-game rewards! You can keep track of your points and the rewards you can earn on the “Quests” page.
Reboot Rally Quests involve rallying friends, completing a Battle Royale match with a friend, and earning experience (XP) with a friend in Battle Royale, Zero Build, Team Rumble, or creator-made experiences.
REBOOT RALLY REWARDS
Rewards include new items in the Focal Point Set, plus the returning Snikt! Snikt! Emote from the Zero War Set. Swipe some new items for your Locker. Collect points from Reboot Rally Quests and Bonus Goals to earn the following rewards:
- 50 points: On Focus Emoticon
- 100 points: Controlled Focus Wrap
- 150 points: Vision Board Glider
- 250 points: Snikt! Snikt! Emote