Here are the patch notes for today’s Fortnite Winterfest 2023 hotfix update.
Every year, Epic celebrates the Christmas holiday with the Fortnite Winterfest event. Last year, players could get their hands on 14 free cosmetics.
The cosmetics were obtained through the Winterfest cabin, but Epic has decided to remove the cabin this year and instead, players can get free cosmetics from the quest tab daily.
Here’s the full patch notes for today’s WInterfest 2023 Fortnite update:
Fortnite Winterfest 2023 Christmas Update – December 14th, 2023
The unsparing Sgt. Winter — now delivering under the Ship It! Express brand — is delivering 14 free gifts during Winterfest! Tucked away inside these presents are various in-game goodies, including Outfits, Gliders, a Lobby Track that doubles as a Jam Track, and plenty more. We won’t spoil the specifics, but you might wanna put the Winterfest Bushranger and Holiday Boxy Outfits on your Winterfest wishlist.
Both the Holiday Boxy Outfit and Winterfest Bushranger Outfit have a LEGO® Style!
You can grab these gifts by collecting them from the Quests tab each day. Don’t worry if you miss a day — the gifts will stack and they’ll continue to be available until Winterfest ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET).
Want to help Ship It Express’ operations? According to Holiday Boxy, who happens to be a Ship It! Express representative, shipments for the Island are being reported as missing. Help her investigate in the Ship It! Express Snapshot questline!
FESTIVE FAVORITES RETURN FROM THE VAULT
While Sgt. Winter’s delivering gifts, pick up unvaulted items that may help deliver a win if you use ‘em right:
- Throw down Holiday Presents! to open them up and grab the loot inside.
- Put on the Sneaky Snowmando disguise to give your enemies a seasonal surprise.
- Unleash frozen fury with the explosive Snowball Launcher.
- Consume a Snowy Flopper to restore some Health and give yourself icy feet.
- Fling yourself with the Icy Grappler and land with icy feet. (The Icy Grappler will be unvaulted later during Winterfest.)
COMPLETE WINTERFEST QUESTS TO SHAKE THINGS UP
Don’t get cold feet about getting icy feet — the unvaulted items will come in handy for Winterfest Quests! These Quests will progressively become available over the course of Winterfest 2023, and for completing 19 of them, you’ll unlock the Snowglobe Smasher Pickaxe. Bash stuff with wintry cheer!
The Winterfest Quests will be available until Winterfest 2023 ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET).
NEW LIMITED-TIME EXPERIENCE: “SHIP IT! EXPRESS”
Experience a day in the life of a Ship It! Express representative. Only thrown weapons and consumables are allowed in the Zero Build Ship It! Express limited-time experience, leaving you to “deliver” damage to your opponents. Deliver your way to victory by taking advantage of increased loot spawns and frequent Supply Drops. Don’t get caught up in the cold!
Ship It! Express is available until Winterfest ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET) and is accessible via Discover.
COWABUNGA! THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES EMERGE FOR WINTERFEST
The heroes in a half shell are hitting the Shop soon during Winterfest! Acquire Outfits of the new TMNT Set, including team leader Leonardo, ready-to-fight Raphael, ready-to-party Michelangelo, and tech expert Donatello.
All four of these Outfits have a LEGO Style!
Breaking news. It’s not just the Turtles in the TMNT Set — investigative reporter April O’Neil will also be hitting the Shop!
Like the Turtles, the April O’Neil Outfit has a LEGO Style!
FORTNITE CREW BENEFIT: GILDED STYLE OF THE GLORIOUS GIFTBLADE BACK BLING
Make one of your gifts gilded. All active Fortnite Crew subscribers who log into Fortnite during Winterfest (Dec. 14, 2023, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET) will automatically receive the Gilded Style of the Glorious Giftblade Back Bling. The Glorious Giftblade Back Bling is one of the free 14 Winterfest gifts!