Winterfest is Fortnite‘s annual end of year tradition in which players get together to play the game and unlock free rewards. It’s one of the fixtures of the Fortnite calendar, with many seeing it as Epic giving back to the community. However, Winterfest 2023 looks to be a more subdued year than most, which unfortunately comes off the back of Fortnitemares 2023 again being a little disappointing side.
To Epic’s credit, there’s been a lot going on at the start of Chapter 5 – Season 1. We’ve had a brand new map, various new games released within Fortnite, and loads of collaborations still to come. There’s only so many things the team can do, and none of this means that Winterfest 2023 won’t at least offer some fun to players.
If you’re getting in the festive spirit, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Winterfest 2023.
Fortnite Winterfest 2023 Start Date
There is currently no confirmed release date for Winterfest 2023. All of the Winterfest content is currently in the game’s files and waiting to be hotfixed in, as Epic’s teams are currently looking at going on their annual break with no major updates expected until 2024.
However, the past four Winterfests have started on dates ranging from December 13th-17th, so it’s not far away. We anticipate it will launch on the weekend of December 13th, 2023, as that’s a Wednesday and 2022’s edition launched on a Wednesday as well, but this is really just speculation. We will update you once we know for sure.
As for when it ends, Winterfest 2023 is currently slated to last for three weeks, so just after the new year.
Fortnite Winterfest 2023 Free Rewards
There are currently 15 free rewards planned to release for Winterfest 2023:
Glorious Giftblade Back Bling
GG Chilled Emoticon
Holiday Boxy Skin
Slurp Banner Icon
Elite Servo Glider
Bushie Bright Wrap
Winterfest Wish Track
Perfect Pivot Glider
Winterfest Flurry Wrap
Winterfest Bushranger Skin
Slap Juice Banner Icon
Bedside Nanner Back Bling
To unlock these rewards, players will just have to take part in a match each day and then claim their gift.
Players can also get their hands on the Snowglobe Smasher pickaxe pictured above by completing 10 Winterfest quests, which will also give big XP gains for you for your Battle Pass.
Check out every single Winterfest 2023 cosmetic down below.
Where is Crackshot’s Cabin?
Crackshot’s Cabin has become a big tradition in Fortnite for immersing players within the cozy feeling of the festive season while also giving players presents to choose from. Logging on every day and claiming your free gift was always something to look forward to.
Unfortunately, it does not look as if Crackshot’s Cabin will be making a return for Winterfest 2023 and players will instead have to play matches to earn free rewards. It’s a real pity that’s probably caused by Epic working on so many different projects at once, so here’s hoping it makes a return for Winterfest 2024.
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