Operation Snowdown is here, Fortnite's Christmas event for 2020!
Over the course of the event many rewards will be on offer, including new skins.
Destroy Nutcracker Statues
Dotted around the Fortnite map are statues of the Nutcracker skin.
These have become a staple of winter in Fortnite and have been found every year.
To complete this challenge, players need to destroy five different Nutcracker statues.
Here is a map of where all of the locations are.
Here is the complete list of Operation Snowdown Challenges:
- Complete Epic Quests (73)
- Visit different Snowmando outposts (1)
- Deal damage with Lever Action Rifle (100)
- Complete Operation Snowdown Quests (9)
- Complete Operation Snowdown Quests (12)
- Dance at different Holiday trees (5)
- Search chests at Snowmando outposts (5)
- Place Top 10 with friends in squads (3)
- Destroy Nutcracker statues (5)
- Travel 5,000 meters in X-4 Stormwings (5,000)
- Shoot down opponent structures with X-4 Stormwings (10)
- Collect Gold Bars (100)
- Catch a Snowy Flopper (1)
- Revive a player in different matches (3)
- Hide inside a Sneaky Snowmando in different matches (3)
- Play duo/squads with friends (5)
- Stoke a campfire (2)
- Deal damage at Snowmando outposts (250)
- Use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents (10)
A new Snowdown Shuffle LTM will be coming to the game.
This LTM will automatically shuffle and choose and random LTM for the lobby to play.
Here are the LTMs that are included:
- Air Royale
- Tilted Taxis
- Score Royale
- Rally Royale
- Pickaxe Frenzy
Ahead of the launch of the new event, Epic Games has released the trailer for Operation Snowdown, giving players a glimpse at what to expect.
Planes Have Returned
The X-4 Stormwing hasn't been seen in game since Chapter 1 Season 7 ended in early 2018.
Season 7 was also winter themed, which introduced the snow biome to the Chapter 1 map.
They have finally made a return to the game, whether they stay beyond Operation Snowdown we're not sure.
But for now, fans of them have a chance to use them again.
Operation Snowdown is set to end on January 5th, giving players around two and a half weeks to check out all of the new additions to the game.
This will likely be the final update to the game in 2020 as Epic Games usually takes time off over the holiday season.