Fortnite Winterfest 2021: Where to Find Santa in Chapter 3

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Fortnite Winterfest 2021: Where to Find Santa in Chapter 3

Find out where to locate Sgt. Winter a.k.a Santa and his gift-giving parade.

Epic Games welcomed Fortnite players worldwide to the game’s annual winter-themed event — Winterfest 2021. This year, Epic has completely outdone themselves. The number of free in-game rewards, quests and gameplay elements makes Winterfest 2021 stand out as one of the top seasonal events we’ve seen in quite some time. However, there’s one truly unique experience that players will stumble upon when dropping onto the Island.

Every significant event needs a mascot and Epic Games went with the Sgt. Winter this time around—a battle-tested Santa Claus. While you can find him in the Cozy Lodge handing presents to all who enter, he also appears on the Chapter 3 Season 1 Island.

Today, ESTNN explains where you can find Sgt. Winter and how to obtain free presents and loot to help you achieve a Victory Royale.

Sgt. Winter’s Truck Route

The map, showing Sgt Winters truck route through locations like Sleepy Sound and Logjam Lumberyard

Image via Fortnite.GG

The map above displays the Sgt. Winter’s known parade path during the Winterfest event. We’ve dropped into several matches and found the NPC following this route several times. Upon replay mode inspection, it seems Sgt. Winter starts just south of Sleepy Sound before proceeding through Logjam Lumberyard and Shifty Shafts before the Storm Circle inevitably closes.

What Does Sgt. Winter Drop?

Sgt Winter's semi-truck drives through the streets on candy cane wheels

Sgt. Winter’s semi-truck moves at a slow pace, dropping loot-filled presents. The few times we’ve found him resulted in four gifts. Once he’s done, Sgt. Winter’s Red-Nosed Rangers speed away and won’t drop anything more to your team. You can still follow him, but don’t expect additional presents. Sgt. Winter’s gifts include weapons, ammunition, healing items and building materials.

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We’ve found an Epic Stinger SMG, Legendary Striker Shotgun, Epic MK-Seven Assault Rifle in presents. That should give you a good idea of what to expect when Sgt. Winter throws them toward your team. While friendly, remember that the bearded NPC comes armed and will attack if you or your teammates fire the first shot. Treat Sgt. Winter with respect, and you’ll be rewarded handsomely.

Winterfest 2021 is currently underway and will conclude on January 6. Check out our other content related to the event, and stay tuned for more!

Feature Image: Epic Games

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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.