Leaks Show Planes Returning to Fortnite in Winterfest Holiday Event

Planes haven't been seen since Season 7, but may be returning in the Fortnite Winterfest event.
Planes haven't been seen since Season 7, but may be returning in the Fortnite Winterfest event. / Photo by Epic Games

The Stormwing biplane was last seen in Fortnite in Season 7, but we might be seeing it back soon for the Winterfest Holiday Event. It's fitting that the biplane would return in a holiday update, as it was only seen during the winter-themed Chapter 1 Season 7.

Leaks Show Planes Returning to Fortnite in Winterfest Holiday Event

According to leaks by dataminer Twea, the biplane was found in assets for update 15.00. The biplane is expected to arrive with the Holiday update, as it's labeled as "Santabiplane.asset."

Another holiday leak by Twea shows a message that would appear in-game. It would wish the player a happy holidays, before changing to an image of a battlefield adorned with Christmas trees and the Santa Biplane in the sky.

The Santa biplane seems to be loaded up with presents, and we may see unwrappable presents with rare weapons as the Anniversary Event had. The holiday message also shows the snowball launcher making a return, as well.

The planes were fun, but didn't do much for game balance. They were promptly vaulted after one season and were never seen again. Having them come back for a while as either a limited-time mode or in the regular game mode like the Halloween event last October would give a bit of chaotic fun without spoiling the Season.

Fortnite Winterfest is expected to go live by Dec. 18.