When Does Fortnite Winterfest 2022 Start?

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Now that we're firmly in December, it's time to look forward to the biggest holiday event of the year — Fortnite Winterfest 2022.

Well, biggest Fortnite holiday event of the year. Come Christmastime, Epic Games initiates its own seasonal countdown in the form of Winterfest. Last year, players were able to unlock a new gift from the Winterfest Lodge, inhabited by none other than Sgt. Winter.

Previously, players unlocked new (and free) skins such as Krisabelle and Polar Peely. Plenty of other cosmetics were available throughout the event, and some were earned through special Winterfest-themed quests.

But what about this year? When can we expect Fortnite's Winterfest 2022 to begin?

Fortnite Winterfest 2022 Start Date

Fortnite's Winterfest 2022 begins on Dec. 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET. Last year, the event began on Dec. 16 — a week after the new season's major content update. This year, though, Winterfest arrives alongside a new update.

Fortnite Winterfest 2022 Rewards

Players will be able to earn 17 free in-game items, including two free Outfits, over the course of the 14 days of Winterfest.