Fortnite Winterfest 2021: Spider-Man Far From Home Skins, Free Skins, Quests, More
Even though it is a new season right now, Epic Games is not slowing down one bit as there is a new winter-themed holiday limited-time event for players to check out in Fortnite. It is none other than the fan-favorite, the beloved Fortnite Winterfest 2021 that has returned once more.
We have had the Winterfest limited-time holiday events before, but this latest one might be a new favorite for some players. As perhaps the largest in-game seasonal event of the year, players can look forward to a lot going on in the game, including free rewards, paid items, and much more.
Fortnite Winterfest 2021 begins on December 16, 2021, at around 6 a.m. PT (which means it is live by the time you are reading this). It will run for several weeks, coming to an end long after the start of the new year on January 6, 2022, at around 6 a.m. PT.
There are 14 items that players will be able to unlock for free as part of the limited-time event, ranging from the usual cosmetics to even new free skins for everyone. There is also a major crossover event that is happening simultaneously for players to check out in the item shop. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite Winterfest 2021 event.
It all starts with the Winterfest Lodge that is now open again for players to explore. This is where players will want to go if they wish to unlock some of the rewards offered in this event. These rewards are free and do not require players to own the current premium battle pass either.
Fortnite Winterfest 2021: How to Get Free Skins
Perhaps the biggest and most important part of the new Fortnite Winterfest 2021 limited-time event is that there are three new skins in the game right now that players can get for free. Of course, the actual task of unlocking the new skins will take some time in most cases.
This is the case for two of the three new skins available as part of the event. The first is Krisabelle; the Christmas takes on the popular Isabelle character inspired by the community. This version takes her and puts her in a red sweater and red and green skirt.
It is a cute design that will likely be appealing to fans of the original Isabelle skin and it is a nice change of pace for the holiday season. The other new skin is the Polar Peely, which, if you could not tell by the name, is the banana Peely skin but with a frozen aesthetic this time around.
In this version of Peely, the banana has been frozen and looks hauntingly cool, having a blue banana peel color that is nice and icy, along with terrifying white eyes that are hollow-looking. It certainly seems like Polar Peely is part of the White Walkers from Game of Thrones or something.
As for how players can unlock both of these new Winterfest skins, you will have to get it through the Winterfest Lodge. Each day, a new present will be available for you to open up for free. There is nothing you have to do, no quests you have to unlock, or so on to get them.
This is the same case for both Krisabelle and Polar Peely. In the case of the former, you have to wait until you unwrap six of the presents before her to unlock this skin.
In the case of Polar Peely, you will have to wait until his gift box has thawed out and you can freely open it. It is uncertain how long this will take, but we expect it will take at least a week to happen, if not longer than that. In the meantime, there are other items that you can get for free at the lodge.
Along with the two free outfits, there are two pickaxes, two weapon wraps, a glider, contrail, emote, lobby track, loading screen, emoticon, spray, and a banner. If you miss any of these, return to the lodge before the end of the event to open them.
However, there is also one final skin that you can get for free as part of the Fortnite Winterfest 2021 event. This one, however, is not unlocked in the same way as the others. The best part, though, is that you can get it right now without having to wait to open up the free gift.
How you go about doing that takes place outside of the battle royale game itself. It has very specific requirements, so players should keep this in mind. Thankfully, it is simple to get done. You will be able to earn this reward in no time with little effort required.
Krisabelle is not the only Isabelle with a twist in this event as there is also Blizzabelle, who is the blue sweater and white and blue skirt version of her. She looks quite good in this one — I would say better than the Krisabelle one — and it is unlocked through the Epic Games Store.
Simply open up the store launcher anytime between now and the end of the event on January 6, and you will find Blizzabelle in the epic deals that are available. She is free to claim and doing so will unlock her for free for you in the item shop to get for your locker collection.
Fortnite Winterfest 2021 Quests and Rewards
If those rewards are not enough for you, some special limited-time Fortnite Winterfest 2021 quests are available. Sgt. Winter has offered players more rewards in exchange for 14 days of quests in this event.
Every day for the next two weeks, a new themed quest will be available to complete, each including some great experience to help you progress through the current Chapter 3 Season 1 battle pass. All of them will be available through the end of the event, so feel free to complete them whenever you like between now and then.
While there are only a few quests available at this time in the event, we already know the full list thanks to the files being available in the backend of the game. You can find the full list of the Fortnite Winterfest 2021 quests below:
- Warm yourself up by the Yule Log in the Winterfest Lodge
- Deal 50 damage to opponents with the snowball launcher
- Collect three toy biplanes at Condo Canyon, Greasy Grove, or Sleepy Sound
- Travel 200 meters while your feet are frozen
- Fly 200 meters using a chicken
- Dance for three seconds at both Crackshot’s Cabin and Sgt. Winter’s Workshop
- Drive into a snowman using a vehicle
- Use a Holiday Presents! item once
- Open up a treasure chest that is under a holiday tree
- Eat five pieces of food in a single match
- Hide for 10 seconds as a Sneaky Snowman while being within 25 meters of an opponent
- Light a campfire while having frozen feet
- Travel 1000 meters on a Crackshot Quadcrasher vehicle
- Destroy 10 holiday decorations on the map
- Freeze an opponent’s feet using the chiller grenade
While the rewards for these mostly simple quests are focused on experience, you can get other rewards from doing them. After you have completed a certain number of the limited-time event quests, you will receive new cosmetic items separate from the presents in the Winterfest Lodge.
For finishing seven of the event quests, you will receive the special Snowmando Board glider, while completing 10 in total will grant you the Frosty back bling. For the Snowmando Board glider, there are two alternate styles that you can use as well, including the Ice King and Llamadelica boards.
If you are a Fortnite Crew subscriber during this time, you will also get the Golden Look board glider as an extra reward. This is a great time to subscribe, too, as you will get the paid battle pass for free as part of it if you do not already have it.
Featured Creative and Unvaulted Items
There is more happening than just the lodge and the quests on the island, either, as there is some love shown for the Fortnite Creative mode. Last month, Epic Games put a call out for some of the fan creations for maps, game modes, and more.
It turns out that the creators showed up in full force and submitted plenty of great creations from Creative mode. Epic Games is making sure to highlight some of these creations by putting them in a separate Winterfest tab next to the Discover tab in Creative.
Not only are you able to play some excellent fan-created winter events and modes there, but you can earn some rewards in the process. If you play a total of two hours across any of the featured Winterfest modes and maps, you will earn three rewards: the Crack emoticon, Llamistletoe spray, Merry Marauder banner, and the 2022 New Year’s banner.
Plus, if you could not already tell from the challenges above, there are some unvaulted items for a limited time during this event in battle royale. These are mostly winter items based around freezing and otherwise annoying the heck out of your opponents.
The chiller grenades are back, being an explosive that will freeze the opponent’s feet (or yourself) for a while. You can also launch some damaging and explosive snowballs with the snowball launcher. Then there are some Holiday Presents that you can open up for loot and need for one quest. Last but not least, there is the Sneaky Snowman that you can use to blend into the wintery surroundings.
Spider-Man Far From Home Crossover Skins
If that was not enough, the Fortnite Winterfest 2021 event is also offering players a special crossover event for a limited time in the middle of this already limited-time event. As you likely already know Spider-Man has joined Fortnite and is the final skin in the battle pass this season.
It will take some time to unlock Spider-Man, but there is a quicker way to get him, or well another version of him, in the item shop. A Spider-Man Far From Home movie crossover event sees the Tom Holland version of the character join the item shop.
He comes with some alternate skin styles based on some of the costumes he wears in the just-released film, plus a unique emote that allows him to take off his mask and show his Tom Holland face. This starts later today at 4 p.m. PT. We will see Zendaya’s version of MJ in the game as a skin as well.
If those skins are not enough for you, other new ones will be joining the item shop throughout the Winterfest event. Some of these include concepts from fans and winners of the Concept Royale, so there are plenty of interesting designs to look forward to in the next couple of weeks of this limited-time holiday Fortnite event.