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Fortnite Chapter 4 has been underway for a little over a week now, and we’ve already barreled right into the first major update. We normally have to wait two weeks between updates, but there’s a very special reason for this update: it’s Christm- er, we mean, Winterfest!

It’s a time of year when the team behind Fortnite is very generous, giving out all sorts of free items including outfits, gliders, sprays, and so much more. There’s all sorts of stuff to claim, and a few old weapons make a triumphant return.

17 free items - Fortnite Winterfest 2022

Fortnite Arctic Adeline and Sled Ready Guff Outfits

Two free Fortnite skins are available during Winterfest 2022.

Starting from December 13 at 9:15am ET, you can visit the Cozy Lodge on the new Fortnite map and find the winter fairy, Snowdancer, the Sled Ready Guff, and Cozy Knit Jonesy. Near these characters, you’ll also find a present which you’ll be able to unwrap once a day for 14 days.

Across these 14 presents, there are 17 items that you can claim completely for free. Here is the full list of freebies that have been announced:

  • Arctic Adeline Outfit
  • Sled Ready Guff Outfit
  • x2 gliders
  • x3 lobby tracks
  • x3 sprays
  • x1 back bling
  • x1 pickaxe
  • x1 contrail
  • x1 emote
  • x1 emoticon

Snowball Launcher and Sgt Winter - Fortnite Winterfest 2022

Fortnite Holiday present item and Snowball Launcher weapon

Sgt Winter is back handing out presents in Fortnite Winterfest 2022.

A fan favorite weapon has been unvaulted for this festive season, as the Snowball Launcher does exactly what it says on the tin, taking the place of the Rocket Launcher for the duration of Winterfest.

That’s not all as Fortnite’s combat-ready version of Santa, Sgt Winter, is back and patrolling the island in his big rig. As he travels he’ll be throwing down holiday presents full of loot for anyone lucky enough to find one. Attack him or his rig though, and you’ll quickly incur his wrath.

Another free skin - Fortnite Winterfest 2022

Fortnite Guff Gringle outfit

PC players can claim this free Guff Gringle skin during Fortnite Winterfest 2022.

Just in case the two skins being given away in presents aren’t enough for you, you’ll get a free Fortnite skin just for logging into the game this Winterfest. This Guff Gringle skin is exclusively for PC players. Simply launch the game via the Epic Games Launcher then navigate to the store to claim the skin.

Super level styles - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1

Fortnite Super Level Styles for Chapter 4 Season 1

Super level styles reward players who go above and beyond in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.

Aside from Winterfest, players have now had some time to start working their way up this season’s Battle Pass. As always, there are some dedicated players who manage to get all the way to Level 100 very quickly, and they need new rewards to keep them going. For those players there are the super level styles, which have been unlocked in this update.

Those who progress past Level 100 in the Battle Pass can claim these rewards that show off new shiny styles for all of this season’s outfits. Ever wanted a gold-plated Geralt of Rivia? Now’s your chance.

Reality Augment sharing - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1

Fortnite Reality Augments

Reality Augments are a new feature in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.

Reality Augments are a new feature added in Chapter 4. These work essentially like perks that can do all sorts of things like let you redeploy your glider, reload faster, or jump higher. When you’re playing in a squad, there is now a chance that you can get access to our teammates’ augments, even if you haven’t unlocked them. This will help you work better as a team and gives a boost to less powerful players.