As the snow falls in real life, it also does in our favourite virtual realms. Well, at least it does in the evergreen games that hold seasonal events. Fortnite, for example. In case you hadn't guessed it, we're talking about the Winterfest 2022 event taking place this week.


With new limited-time items, quests, and more, it's going to be a festive blast. You're going to need some ice-friendly equipment to get through those icy environments, after all.

Keep reading to find out more about Fortnite Winterfest 2022, including dates, times, items, and more speculation.

When is Fortnite Winterfest 2022?

Fortnite Winterfest 2022 starts on 13th December 2022 (today!). This is quite fitting, what with the snowfall and cold weather across the UK - it sure feels like a Winterfest.

The event is starting at 9am ET, which translates into UK time as 2pm GMT.

Fortnite Winterfest 2022 items: Free skins revealed

The Arctic Adeline Outfit and Sled Ready Guff Outfit, the two Fortnite Winterfest skins for 2022.
The Arctic Adeline Outfit and Sled Ready Guff Outfit, the two Fortnite Winterfest skins for 2022. Epic Games

As the official Fortnite website has declared, "The Winterfest Lodge (also known as the 'Cozy Lodge') is already in-game!" The festive fun has already started, then.

Players will be able to unwrap a present at the lodge every day throughout the event. Epic has confirmed, "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!"

Two free skins available are Arctic Adeline and Sled Ready Guff (pictured above), with the Guff Gringle available for PC players. As well as the holiday presents, snowball launchers will make a return to the game.

When does Fortnite Winterfest end?

Winterfest 2022 ends on 3rd January 2023, so it'll bleed over into next year, giving you time to play it in the aftermath of your new year party.

The end time for Fortnite's Winterfest will be 9am ET, which is 2pm GMT here in the UK. Unfortunately, we can't promise that the cold weather will end then, too.

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