Epic Games has kicked off a new Fortnite world event that, along with changing the island where all the action takes places, introduces a new batch of challenges to complete. If you’ve been keeping a close eye on what’s been happening in Fortnite you’ll know that a mysterious orb appeared recently above Polar Peak. That orb has now opened, and from within it the Ice King has emerged.
His arrival has also buffeted the island with an Ice Storm, which has frozen it over. An icy mist has reduced visibility and, wouldn’t you know it, strange zombie-like creatures called Ice Fiends have appeared. This is the second event of this type, the previous being Fortnitemares. New changes and enemies to take on means there’s ample opportunity to throw in some fresh challenges for players, and that’s exactly what Epic has done.
Over the next five days, new challenges will unlock in Fortnite, each one offering 500 experience points for completion. Once six Ice Storm challenges are completed, players will received a cool black and ice blue wrap. For those that manage to complete all 13 challenges, there’s a Winter’s Thorn Glider as a reward. Check out the challenges available on day one below.
Fortnite Ice Storm Challenges
- Complete Ice Storm Challenges (6) — Wrap Reward
- Destroy Ice Fiends (250) — 500 XP
- Deal damage with explosive weapons to the Ice Legion (5000) — 500 XP
The mysterious orb that housed the Ice King appeared as part of Fortnite’s 7.20 update, which also brought back glider redeploy as an item you can collect and use. Additionally, it dropped a new gun into the mix: the Scoped Revolver.
The Ice Storm challenges should generally be fairly easy to complete, unlike their weekly counterparts, which take some legwork. We’re now in Season 7, Week 7 of Fortnite, and one challenge for the week involves finding and visiting Expedition Outposts. We’ve put together a guide that will speed the whole process up, so you can see all the Expedition Outpost locations here. For the other difficult challenges from previous weeks, you can use our full Fortnite Season 7 challenge guide for help with those.