Fortnite Winterfest 2020: dates, leaks & more

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Fortnite Winterfest 2020: dates, leaks & more
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Fortnite Winterfest 2020 is right around the corner. Here’s everything we know.

Epic Games have always celebrated the holiday season in Fortnite, bringing players content updates, challenges, and cosmetic rewards. We don’t expect 2020 to be any different, as we prepare ourselves to unlock all of these new holiday-themed additions.

Ahead, we’ll give you a glimpse of everything we know about Winterfest 2020 so far. Check back later for updates, as we’ll be keeping this article up to date with all of the latest Winterfest leaks, rumors, and more.

When does Fortnite Winterfest 2020 start?

We don’t have an exact date of when Winterfest 2020 will begin, but we do have some clues based on past seasonal content.

The original Fortnite Christmas event lasted from December 20 to January 2. Last year, Winterfest ran from December 18 to January 6. We expect something similar to the latter this year.

With updates traditionally coming on Tuesday or Thursday, we expect Winterfest 2020 to begin on December 15-17 and run until January 5-7.


Fortnite Winterfest leaks & rumors

We’ve already seen a ton of leaks and rumors regarding Winterfest 2020 – dating back to before Season 5 even began.

Back in October, Fortnite data miner Hypex provided some leaks of future content that may come in Season 5. One of those elements was a “Snowman NPC.”

At the time, no one knew what this meant. Now, after playing Season 5, it’s fair to assume that a new snowman NPC will come to Fortnite, spawn somewhere holiday-related, and offer quests, bounties, and upgrades.

Here are some things that @intercelluar & i found until leaking is back to normal:

– Epic are working on a Slurp Bazooka

– There’s an unreleased “Fire Extinguisher” item

– We might get a “Snowman NPC” that grants you a quest,

it has conversations, can explode and/or spawn loot

— HYPEX (@HYPEX) October 22, 2020

ShiinaBR, another Fortnite data miner, leaked an image of an upcoming Fortnite skin that, reportedly, doesn’t come with an Item Shop tag. He took this to mean that Snowmando – as the skin is named – could be a free skin for 14 Days of Fortnite like we saw last season.

Whether or not this is the case, it stands to reason that Snowmando will be the rumored Snowman NPC that will come to Fortnite this Winterfest season.

Something I didn’t notice until now: Snowmando does NOT have an Item Shop tag! 👀

This may be a bit far-fetched, but could this mean that he could be a free skin of this year’s 14 Days of Fortnite (Winterfest)? pic.twitter.com/NAvxhW6Tg9

— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) December 5, 2020

Epic Games have been focused on the Flopper loot pool in recent seasons, so it makes sense that they’ll be giving this a change for Winterfest, as well.

According to LunakisLeaks, We’ll be getting a “Christmas Flopper” this Winterfest season. As to what it will do: your guess is as good as ours.

Upcoming “Christmas Flopper” Infos | #Fortnite

Some Variables Got Added On V15.00 For The Upcoming Christmas Flopper

“Default.FlopperSnowy.Heal” = 15.0

“Default.Consumables.MaxStackAmount.SnowyFlopper” = 5.0 pic.twitter.com/WvHXHIJAnU

— LunakisLeaks – Fortnite Leaks (@LunakisLeaks) December 6, 2020

Along with these leaks, we have rumors of returning items like Presents, Ice Machines, Snowball Launchers, and more.

Hopefully, Epic give us some free cosmetics as they did with the last season. The Star Wars Sith back bling is still one of the most popular cosmetic items in the game – a year later.

We’ll keep you posted with everything we learn ahead of the 2020 Winterfest patch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, so you never miss anything, @FortniteINTEL.

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