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Fortnite Winterfest 2021: Start date, skins, & leaks

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Winterfest 2021, including the start date, new skins, and leaks.

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Fortnite Winterfest 2021 features various new unlockable skins, cosmetic accessories, bundles, challenges, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including the start date.

Fortnite Chapter 3 brought a plethora of new content for players to explore, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man as unlockable skins. Vaults have also returned to the Island.

Epic Games will bring players into the holiday spirit with Winterfest 2021. This event features new cosmetic skins, bundles, challenges, and other fun additions for fans to enjoy in the battle royale.

Here’s everything we know about Winterfest 2021.

Fortnite Winterfest 2021 start date and downtime

Epic Games have confirmed that the Fortnite Winterfest festivities will kick off on December 16 and will last for 14 days until December 30. During this time, we will see the arrival of frosty fresh items, special challenges, and more.

The event had a similar duration last time as well. The 19.01 update arrived on December 14 at 12 AM PST / 3 AM EST / 8 AM GMT and the game entered downtime as the new content was implemented.

How to get free Krisabelle & Polar Peely skins in Fortnite

Fortnite Winterfest skins

The Winterfest 2021 event has already brought a ton of cool holiday-themed skins that you can purchase from the Item Shop, along with two cash bundles. So, you can participate in the fest while wearing cool winter outfits.

It’s not common for Fortnite skins to be given away for free although players must remember it is the season of giving. During Winterfest, both Krisabelle and Polar Peely skins will be available.

These aren’t the easiest skins to unlock but players up for a challenge will receive a festive reward. Claiming the six presents blocking her way will result in unlocking the Krisabelle skin. This means you’ll have to be patient and wait until at least day 7 of Winterfest before you can complete the challenge.

When it comes to Polar Peely, you’ll have to wait for the frozen ice block to thaw. Although we currently don’t know when that will be, players should expect it to occur as the event nears its conclusion.

Fortnite Winterfest 2021 items

Fortnite fans are sure to recognize some returning holiday items via Winterfest. Keep in mind you’ll have a limited time to take advantage of these festive items so get to playing!

Here are the items that are available throughout the Winterfest event.

  • Chiller Grenades
  • Snowball Launcher
  • Holiday Presents!
  • Sneaky Snowman

How to open presents in Fortnite Winterfest 2021

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Accessing your presents in Fortnite is quite simple. Just make sure you’re on the lobby screen and keep scrolling until you get to the snowflake tab. Select ‘visit Lodge’ and choose the present you want to open.

The next 14 days will be vital. Don’t forget to return each day for the next 14 days to unwrap more presents. If you miss a day or two, worry not, you will be able to catch up on any unopened presents. You’ll need to log in before January 6, 2022 to do so.

That covers everything that’s been revealed so far about Winterfest 2021. You can currently go to the Fortnite Item Shop and purchase some cool holiday-themed cosmetics for yourself.

We’ll keep checking for any more developments regarding the fest. If Epic Games announce some new information throughout the event, we’ll be sure to update this article.


For more Fortnite content, check out this clever Fortnite Chapter 3 chicken trick that’s perfect for opening Vaults as well as our guide on how to get the Victory Crown in Fortnite.

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Fortnite Lord of the Rings easter egg teases Tolkien crossover coming soon

Fortnite players have discovered a major Lord of the Rings easter egg on the map, teasing a crossover is coming soon.

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Fortnite players have discovered a familiar Lord of the Rings landmark in the Season 3 island, teasing the leaked crossover is coming soon.

It’s been a big week for The Lord of the Rings in the gaming space. Not only is Weta Workshop teaming up with Take-Two to develop a new game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but Swedish company Embracer Group are acquiring the rights to everything Lord of the Rings.

Just as it’s been reported that the leaked Lord of the Rings content has been cut from MultiVersus, an easter egg discovered in-game teases that Middle-earth characters will be coming to Fortnite.

Fortnite content creator ‘Koooooomar’ discovered that the rock-child is building a replica of Helm’s Deep from the Lord of the Rings. This was the ancient fortress the people of Rohan retreated to in The Two Towers for the movie’s major battle. You can find the sculpture southeast of Condo Canyon on the shore.

There’s almost no denying this sculpture is based on Helm’s Deep, with the ramp leading up to the keep on the right-hand side and the Deeping Wall stretching across the makeshift valley. It even has a gap in the wall and scorch marks where the Uruk-Hai blew through it in the movie and trash makes up the advancing forces.

Leakers are convinced a Doomslayer skin will be coming soon thanks to it being free on the Epic Game store, but the same leak claims a Lord of the Rings crossover is also in the works.

With Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show releasing in September, this could be the perfect time to tie the bundles in with The Rings of Power. We could even see Sauron, Gandalf, or Galadriel in the Season 4 Battle Pass which goes live in late September, but that’s just hopeful speculation.

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Fortnite leaks claim new Doom Slayer skin could arrive soon

According to a new Fortnite leak, Epic Games might be planning to bring Doom Slayer as a brand-new cosmetic skin.

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A brand-new crossover might be arriving in Fortnite as leakers are claiming that Epic Games are planning to add a Doom Slayer skin to the battle royale title.

Epic Games have surprised Fortnite players throughout the seasons by introducing collaborations that add new crossover content to the game, including cosmetic skins for Dragon Ball characters.

Fortnite has also featured crossovers with other video game franchises such as Street Fighter, and new leaks claim that the battle royale title has entered into a collaboration with the Doom franchise.

Doom is a popular first-person shooter franchise that centers around a marine known as Slayer and his epic quest to battle an invasion of demons from hell. This character has also been given the name ‘Doomguy’ by fans of the series.

On August 19, prominent leaker ‘HYPEX’ tweeted that Epic Games are currently planning to introduce a Doom Slayer cosmetic outfit to Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as part of a brand-new crossover.

This information reportedly came from another leaker ‘MidaRado,’ and while the exact release date of this brand-new Fortnite skin wasn’t revealed, HYPEX claims that it is “most likely coming next week.”

HYPEX added that Doom 64 is currently available for free on the Epic Games store until August 25 and Fall Guys also has Doom-themed skins. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Epic Games also added Doom Slayer to Fortnite.

That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has yet to be officially confirmed by Epic Games. So, we won’t know for sure if this is accurate until next week.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guide on all the Dragon Ball Vending Machine locations on the map as well as how to complete all the Weekly Quests.

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How to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 weekly Quests: Week 11 challenge guide

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, brings new Quests every week, so here’s how to complete each week’s set of challenges.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 weekly quests

A new Fortnite Season means new Weekly Quests to complete, so here’s how to complete all of Week 11’s challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, as well as all of the Quests you might have missed but can still complete.

Season 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 brought Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, and plenty of new mechanics to the battle royale, and Epic Games didn’t stop there, as Weekly Quests are added to help you finish the Battle Pass and unlock the Super Styles.

Epic Games have done away with Punchcards, so you simply need to complete the challenges found in Season 3’s Quests screen. You’ll get 15,000 XP for each one you complete, so it’s well worth your time.

Here’s how to complete the Week 11 Quests, and when you can expect Week 12’s to go live.

How to complete Fortnite Season 3, Week 11 Quests

The eleventh batch of Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 3 Weekly Quests are kept extremely simple, but challenge players to use the Dragon Ball crossover’s brand-new Kamehameha.

Here are all of the Week 11 Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3:

  • Damage a player with a DMR at greater than 75 meters away (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Damage opponent vehicles with the Charge SMG (500) – 15,000 XP
  • Eliminate an opponent with the Junk Rift (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Eliminate opponents with the Kamehameha (3) – 15,000 XP
  • Emote at the Reality Tree (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Land 3 times in a single match (3) – 15,000 XP
  • Open Supply Drops (2) – 15,000 XP

The latest set of Fortnite challenges are extremely simple if you set out to complete them. But, you can check out our guide on how to get the Kamehameha, and all of the Vending machine locations where you can buy one.

The next set of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 Quests will arrive on Thursday, August 25 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, so stay tuned for Week 12.

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All Fortnite Weekly Quests

Fortnite Week 10 Quests

  • Damage 10 different objects with one spray of the Charge SMG (1)
  • Damage an opponent with a DMR without aiming down sight (100)
  • Damage opponents within 10 seconds of dashing with a Zero Point Fish (100)
  • Travel in a Baller while on water (500)
  • Eliminate a player with the first shot from the Prime Shotgun (1)
  • Drop the Hammer Assault Rifle (1)
  • Bounce on a Crash Pad, a Bouncy Slurpshroom, and Off-Road Tires in a single match (1)

Fortnite Week 9 Quests

  • Bounce on 3 separate crash pads before landing (1)
  • Collect seeds from Reality Seed Pods before they stop bouncing (3)
  • Deal damage to opponents while riding a Wolf or Boar (500)
  • Gain shield while emoting (1)
  • Hold a Charge SMG at max charge for 3 seconds, then damage an opponent (1)
  • Open Chests at Tilted Towers in a single match (3)
  • Plant or Summon a reality sapling 30 or more meters away from yourself (1)

Fortnite Week 8 Quests

  • Destroy 5 Structures with a Single Shot of the Ripsaw Launcher (1)
  • Make Opponents Dance with Boogie Bombs (3)
  • Throw a Fish Into Water (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Weapon Obtained from Fishing (1)
  • Deal Explosive Damage While Looking Away (1)
  • Find the Coolest Player on the Island (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Vehicle Within 5 Seconds of Honking (1)

Fortnite Week 7 Quests

  • Keep the first weapon you collect in your inventory until you reach the top 20 players (3)
  • Dead damage to airborne opponents (1)
  • Destroy structures with a Baller (20)
  • Throw different Consumable Pickups in a single match (3)
  • Perform an aerial 360 spin while dismounting a Wolf or Boar
  • Stop the music at the Rave Cave (3)
  • Crack opponents’ shields (3)
  • Deal damage with a Shotgun (150)

Fortnite Week 6 Quests

  • Break open Reality Seed pods (3)
  • Land headshots from 40 or more meters with the Hammer Rifle (5)
  • Purchase an Exotic weapon from a character (1)
  • Use a Baller, a zipline, and a geyser in a single match (3)
  • Use the Grapple Glove to catch a zipline while airborne (1)
  • Pick a Legendary or Mythic fruit from a Reality Sapling (1)
  • Deal damage to opponents with Rare or better Assault Rifles (1000)

Fortnite Week 5 Quests

  • Collect a Port-A-Fort and a Ripsaw Launcher in a single match (2)
  • Collect floating rings near Reality Falls (5)
  • Deal Damage to opponents within 10 meters with the Charge SMG (500)
  • Deal DMR damage to opponents from above (500)
  • Deploy a Port-A-Fort and deal damage to opponents within 30 seconds (50)
  • Destroy giant mushrooms with the Ripsaw launcher (8)
  • Visit Reality Falls, Tilted Towers, and Shuffled Shrines (3)

Fortnite Week 4 Quests

  • Damage opponents while in a vehicle (250)
  • Destroy structures with an E-11 Blaster Rifle (15)
  • Knock down Timer Pines with a Ripsaw Launcher (5)
  • Mantle onto a ledge within 3 seconds of sliding (3)
  • Plant a Reality Seed at Sunflower’s Saplings or Fungi Farm (1)
  • Search chests or ammo boxes at crashed IO Airships (2)
  • Travel 500 meters in the Slipstream around Rave Cave (500)

Fortnite Week 3 Quests

  • Impulse an enemy player with a Shockwave Grenade (1)
  • Dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon (3)
  • Damage opponents within 30 seconds of getting out of the water (75)
  • Reach max shields at a temple (1)
  • Jump off a diving board (3)
  • Headbutt an opponent while riding a Boar (1)
  • Get 3 seconds of air time in a land vehicle (1)

Fortnite Week 2 Quests

  • Boost into a Runaway Boulder and dislodge it with a Baller (1)
  • Eliminate enemy players with ranged weapons of Epic rarity or better (2)
  • Enter the wind tunnel in a Baller at the Screwballer (1)
  • Headshot opponents with the Two-Shot Shotgun (5)
  • Launch into the air using Geysers (3)
  • Pick Weeds around Reality Saplings (5)
  • Swing 50 meters or more with the Grapple Glove without touching the ground (10)

Fortnite Week 1 Quests

  • Collect Reality Seeds (3)
  • Damage opponents with a DMR (200)
  • Dance at different crashed IO Airships (3)
  • Gain shields by bouncing on Slurp Bouncer mushrooms (10)
  • Mod a Whiplash with Off-Road tires and a Cow Catcher, then destroy Structures (50)
  • Search chests at Condo Canyon or Tilted Towers (5)
  • Visit the Zero Point in a motorboat (1)

Fortnite Zero Week Quests

  • Interact with Sunbird or Moon Hawk and Rustler in a single match (2)
  • Jump on a Wolf or Bear’s back in 2 different matches (2)
  • Plant or Summon 3 Reality Saplings using Reality Seeds (3)
  • Survive 10 Storm Phases (10)
  • Travel 2000 meters in a Baller (2000)
  • Visit Groovy Grove, Reality Falls, and Rave Cave (3)

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the Dragon Ball Quests including where to find the familiar training location.

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