Fortnite developer Epic Games has launched the Operation Snowdown event for Christmas.

Available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Android and Nintendo Switch, the Snowdown event is free to all players.

Completing challenges will earn players a whole boatload of rewards, including skins, backbling, harvesting tools, loading screens and more.

“Taking the Island by storm December 18 to January 5, complete Snowmando’s Quests for free Outfits and more, fly planes through the chilly skies, play fan-favorite LTMs, and enjoy the snowy scenery,” reads the official description.

The event also brings back some fan favourite limited game modes, including Air Royale, Shockwave and Pickaxe Frenzy.

“Over the course of Operation Snowdown, Snowmando will offer Quests you can complete for free rewards, including the perfectly-wrapped Shield Surprise Back Bling, the snowglobe-topped Frosty Globes Pickaxe, as well as Gliders, Wraps, another Back Bling and Pickaxe, and more.”

You can unlock the Snowmando Outfit by completing nine different challenges, while the Frost Squad Outfit is available once you’ve completed 12 tasks.

The first Operation Snowdown challenge tasks players with visiting five different Snowmando outposts.

The opening Operation Snowdown challenge is pretty straightforward if you know where to look.

As you can see from the map above, one of the Snowmando Outposts can be found south of Holly Hedges.

The second outpost can be found north-east of Slurpy Swamp, while a third is located south of Catty Corner.

There’s a fourth outpost south of Steamy Stacks, and a fifth outpost on the outskirts of Pleasant Park.

If you’re still struggling to locate the outposts, then check out the YouTube video below. The remaining challenges can be seen further down the page.

Fortnite Operation Snowdown challenges in full…

• Complete Operation Snowdown Quests (9)

• Complete Operation Snowdown Quests (12)

• Visit different Snowmando outposts (5)

• Dance at Different Holiday trees (5)

• Search chests at Snowmando outposts (5)

• Place Top 10 with friends in Squads (3)

• Destroy Nutcracker statues (5)

• Deal damage with Lever Action Rifle (100)

• Play duos/squads with friends (5)

• Travel 5,000 meters in X-4 Stormwings

• Shoot down opponent structures with X-4 Stormwings (10)

• Use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents (10)

• Collect Gold Bars (100)

• Catch a Snowy Flopper

• Revive a player in different matches (3)

• Hide inside a Sneaky Snowmando in different matches (3)

• Stoke a campfire (2)


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