Operation Snowdown Starts Now in Fortnite: Unlock Free Outfits, Take Flight, & More!

12.18.2020
By The Fortnite Team

'Tis the season in Fortnite and Crackshot's trusted right-hand Snowmando has arrived to spread cheer and tactical delights. Join him on the cold frontlines in his self-titled mission: Operation Snowdown!

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.


Chill Snowmando Quests, Free Rewards

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. 

If you complete nine Operation Snowdown Quests, you’ll unlock the Snowmando Outfit, and if you complete twelve, you’ll unlock the winter-inspired Frost Squad Outfit. Both Outfits are free!

Fortnite Snowmando Quest Frost Squad And Snowmando Outfits


Low Temp Tactics, High Elevation

Having a battle-filled background, Snowmando has brought in wintery items from his piercing past. Take flight in Snowmando’s custom X-4 Stormwing planes, and on the ground, disguise yourself as an ordinary snowman with Sneaky Snowmandos, cause cold feet with Chiller Grenades, and gift yourself loot with Snowmando-wrapped Presents!

Fortnite Snowmando Plane And Sneaky Snowmandos


Rotating LTMs, Shuffling LTMs

Operation Snowdown will feature a rotation of returning LTMs, including the fan-favorite Air Royale, plus the brand new Shockwave LTM, which sees players compete to knock each other into the (extra-strong) Storm as it shrinks down to nothing. Also, Pickaxe Frenzy will arrive in LTM form for the first time. 

Fortnite Air Royale Ltm For Operation Snowdown

You can also play these LTMs via the Snowdown Shuffle, a playlist that’ll put you in one of them at random.


New Holiday Outfits, Returning Holiday Outfits

In the spirit of the season, Operation Snowdown will include new holiday Outfits in the Item Shop plus holiday-themed Outfits from seasons’ past. Get your holiday sweater on, suit up as sweets, become a sentient light show, and more.

Fortnite Holiday Outfits

Also, from now until January 5 at 9 AM ET, the caroling Sing Along Emote will be available for free in the Item Shop. Players who purchased it previously will have the V-Bucks they spent returned to them.

As our team takes off for the holidays, we hope you enjoy Snowdown. Have a happy and safe New Year, and we’ll see you in 2021!