The Fortnite Winter Trials are causing complete confusion and chaos between the Epic Games team and its player base.
Epic Games appears to have made a bit of a publishing error yesterday, Jan. 25. The company accidentally let their Winter Trails webpage go live a couple of days before it was set to officially behind. Epic was quick to take the page down, of course, but not before credible Fornite leaker, HYPEX, got footage of nearly everything on the site. Currently, the site is live—though flooded with traffic—and should be until Jan. 31.
Here's what we know about Fortnite's Winter Trials.
Fortnite Winter Trials
There are three main ways to participate in the Winter Trials—four, if you count logging in like Epic does. Players will have the opportunity to sign in and support their chosen influencer team by voting on challenges for the team members to overcome. Next, they, themselves, can play the game to earn badges. These badges, in turn, can be used to unlock unique cosmetic rewards and prizes.
Players will also be rewarded each time they hit the thumbs-up button on a team's page, pledging allegiance to them. They can allegedly change their loyalty once a day. By both voting and completing challenges, players can earn badges and points for their designated team. Additionally, for every 20 minutes spent playing Fortnite, players earn themselves one badge.
From the looks of the footage and the page, we can assume there will be at least two major outfits available: a frozen wizard and a frightfully decorated skeleton nutcracker. Players will also be able to earn a new unicorn on a cloud spray, a snowman snowball emoticon, and a paint-pour-like weapon wrap featuring varying shades of blue and a bright lime green.
The trials are supposed to run from Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. to Jan. 31 at midnight. Despite this information, however, Epic has yet to make an official announcement on its social media profiles. This has led to conflicting information from the company and influencers, which is proving frustrating for fans.
This situation is currently still unfolding.