Fortnite's Winterfest event kicks off today with plenty of new holiday gifts

Also Spider-Man and MJ from No Way Home are in the Item Shop.

Every year we got a cavalcade of live service game holiday events. Fortnite is no stranger to the trend and has finally unveiled its Winterfest 2021 event for players to earn new and exciting holiday-themed items.

The trailer shows off Sgt. Winter, who is apparently a jacked Santa Claus, running rampant across the island. Naturally, it’s up to *checks notes* Spider-Man and MJ to stop him.

Outside the goofy trailer, there is actually a lot of stuff for players to earn throughout the event. Some include the Krisabelle and Polar Peely skins.

The PlayStation Blog post, which has all of this information, didn’t reveal much more about what cosmetics players can earn in-game but did give us some more information about the No Way Home Spider-Man and MJ skins.

"The Spider-Man (No Way Home) and MJ (No Way Home) outfits will be in the Item Shop starting December 16 at 4 PM PT. Put on and take off No Way Home Spider-Man’s mask with his built-in Emote!”

Winterfest is also bringing back previously vaulted weapons and items for players to use again for the duration of the event.

The Chiller grenades and Snowball Launcher have been brought back just in time for the holidays. If you’re unfamiliar with these items, You can use them to freeze your opponent’s feet to make them slide around the map and give yourself the advantage in a gunfight.

The Winterfest event runs from December 16, 2021, to January 6, 2022. So be sure to hop in and claim your gifts, they are waiting for you!

Jesse has been in the industry for almost a decade writing about Destiny, FFXIV, and whatever other live-service game he can get his hands on.  

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