28 Dec 2020 12:36 PM +00:00

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges: Release Date, Leaks, How To Complete, Rewards & more

With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 in full swing, Week 5 challenges are upon us!

Here's everything we know about the brand new quests coming to Fortnite this Tuesday.

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Week 5 Quests

During Season 5 Challenges have become known as Quests, as the season is focused around NPCs, who give you Quests and Bounties to complete.

iFireMonkey has leaked the Week 5 Quests online via Twitter.

Week 5 Epic Challenges

Here are the leaked Week 5 Epic Quests:

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SNEAK PEAK: Week 5 Epic Challenges leaked

Epic Challenges are worth 20,000 XP each.

  • Find the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row (1)
  • Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park (1)
  • Search chests or ammo crates (15)
  • Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Holly Hedges (1)
  • Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row (2)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand (1000)
  • Deal damage while crouched (500)

Week 5 Legendary Challenges

Here are the leaked Week 5 Legendary Quests:

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FIRST LOOK: Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Legendary Quests leaked online

Legendary Challenges are worth 55,000 XP for the first stage and 22,000 XP for each stage after, with a cosmetic reward if you finish all stages.

  • Eliminate Guards (10, 20, 30, 40, 50)

Release Date

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges will be arriving on Tuesday, 29 December.

Winterfest 2020

It has now been revealed that Winterfest won't be called Winterfest this year, instead it is now known as Operation Snowdown.

Players will be given Operation Snowdown challenges to complete, which will grant XP and cosmetics, including two free skins.

There is also another event called The Spy Within, which will grant even more free cosmetics.

Players who complete all of the Operation Snowdown challenges will receive the Snowmando and Frost Squad skins for free.


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.

RETURNED: Planes haven't been seen in Fortnite for nearly 2 years.
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RETURNED: Planes haven't been seen in Fortnite for nearly 2 years.

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.

End Date


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.

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