The Winterfest 2021 event is finally here in Fortnite and players can earn 12 free rewards by opening gifts during the event. There are two free skins to be won at Winterfest 2021 – Krisabelle and Polar Peely. There are plenty of other rewards to be had during the event, but these two are the hottest merchandise of this year’s Winterfest. You can only open one gift per day, however, so choose wisely. Here’s everything you need to know about the Winterfest 2021 gifts in Fortnite.
Fortnite Winterfest 2021 explained
Winterfest is an annual Fortnite event that brings Christmas festivities to the game in December. There are challenges that reward players with new gear, and there are also daily gifts that can be opened in the Winterfest Lodge that include even more free prizes. The gifts are the highlight of the event, because this is how players can earn the free Winterfest skins.
How to open Winterfest gifts
To open Winterfest gifts, Fortnite players only need to visit the Winterfest Lodge by navigating to the Snowflake tab in the lobby. When you make it to the lodge just select a gift and start unpacking.
You can shake gifts to find out what’s inside, or you can unwrap one right away. You can only open one gift per day, but if you forgot to open some gifts, you can come back anytime before the Winterfest event ends on January 6, 2022.
All Fortnite Winterfest 2021 Present Rewards
There are 14 unwrapping gifts, each with a free reward. You can only open one gift per day, and some gifts cannot be opened until the others have been picked up. These are all 14 Winterfest gift rewards in Fortnite, arranged from left to right on the Lodge screen.
|Large yellow box with a red bow on the left
|Polar peeling skin
|Tall frozen blue crate with a yellow bow on the right
|Sentinel Glider (Matrix)
|Matrix pocket on the right
|Holly Hatchet’s pickaxe
|Pink gift with a white bow on the left hook
|Snow plow pickaxe
|Large red box with a green bow on the right
|Arctic arc contrails
|Small pink box with a yellow bow on the left
|Wooly gun wrap
|Small silver box with a red bow on the left
|Sparkling weapon case
|Small silver box with a blue bow on the right
|Choice knitting emote
|Red box with a green bow on the left
|Just watch out! Loading screen
|Small blue box with a purple bow on the left
|Loot in the Mountains music
|Small blue box with a pink bow on the left shelf
|Bombastic winter festival spray
|Pink box with a silver bow on the right
|It’s the perfect emoticon
|Large yellow box with a red bow on the right
|Snowflake banner icon
|Small yellow box with a green bow on the left
The best Winterfest 2021 gifts
Polar Peely and Krisabelle’s outfits are obviously the highlights of the event, but players won’t be able to get these skins until later in the event. Krisabelle can only be obtained after opening all of the gifts on the left, which is explained by the “Save for Last” label on the large yellow box with the skin on. Polar Peely, on the other hand, is only available on day 14 of the Winterfest event, when the ice around the present is thawing.
All other rewards, including the Choice Knit emote and the two weapon covers, can be obtained from the start. Don’t forget that you can log in and collect gifts until January 6th. So don’t worry if you miss a few days here and there. You can continue to receive your Krisabelle and Polar Peely skins as long as you log in to occasionally unwrap gifts.
While the Winterfest will last until January 6, 2022, it’s not the only exciting thing happening in Fortnite right now. Spider-Man’s web shooters have been added to the game that allow players to swing across the map at high speed. Not only that, Gears of War characters have also come to the island. There is plenty to see and do during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. So log in regularly to see all the new content.
Fourteen days is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.