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Fornite Launches ‘Winterfest’ Christmas Update



Fornite Launches ‘Winterfest’ Christmas Update

Fortnite has launched its eagerly awaited Winterfest update.

Christmas is just around the corner and to celebrate, Fortnite has launched its new Winterfest update which, similar to previous Fortnite events, offers players dozens of Christmas and holiday-themed game items.

The update will run for 14 days up to January 7th and every day, players an visit the lodge for a gift which includes two outfits, two gliders, two pickaxes, two wraps, and one emote. All gifts are exclusive to this years’ Winterfest update and cannot be found anywhere else.

According to the official Fortnite blog, the new update also includes stockings with Winterfest Challenges. Every day during the promotional period player’s can check their stocking at the lodge to get a new challenge for rewards and XP.

What’s more, the update sees the return of vaulted items and LTMs (Limited Time Mode) such as Wick’s Bounty, Arsenal, and so much more.

Alongside the Winterfest update, Fortnite developer Epic Games also launched its new Battle Lab mechanic where players can create their own battle royale matches and modify everything including gravity and fall damage.

Players will be given a private island to create these matches on and can invite up to 15 friends locally or go online with public matchmaking.

The Star Wars Update

To celebrate the release of this week’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Epic Games launched a Star Wars-inspired event last week.

The event took place on Saturday, December 14th, and kicked off at 7 PM (UK time). The event started at the cinema at Risky Reels and all players who attended the event was rewarded with a free TIE Whisper Glider, the same TIE Fighter Rey was spotted with in the trailer for the film.

As part of the Star Wars update, players could grab skins based on characters from the film including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, and more. Also made available were licensed Star Wars gliders, banners, emotes and harvesting tools, all of which were available to purchase with V-Bucks or real money.

Unfortunately, users joining the Star Wars event were plagued with technical issues. Games crashed, the Fortnite launcher failed to load, and users were reportedly told to sign in over and over again.

Due to the issues, Epic Games delayed the event’s start time by 10 minutes but reports reveal that the event actually began almost 20 minutes after its scheduled launch time.

Despite the technical difficulties, fans still enjoyed the event; they received several unique skins and cosmetic items, an exclusive clip of the Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker film and were given lightsabers to play around with too.

These new updates all form part of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 1 which was extended through to early 2020. Although we’re not sure what will follow this season, we’re confident that Epic Games will continue to launch new updates and events to keep users busy and playing.

Image Credit: Epic Games’ Fortnite

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