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Fortnite’s Ice Storm cometh, Ice King dumps blizzard on the whole island

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New event brings new challenges and rewards

Fortnite’s newest event, the Ice Storm, has arrived. It kicked off this afternoon when the frozen blue orb hovering high above the island broke open, revealing the Ice King, who covered the map in a blizzard.

Here’s another view of the kickoff, from mid-air.

The preamble to all of this came with patch v7.20 at the beginning of the week, which put the ice sphere over Polar Peaks. Now that it’s broken open, players have a new set of challenges to complete.

  • Complete (6) Ice Storm Challenges (Wrap reward)
  • Destroy (250) Ice Fiends (500 XP)
  • Deal (5000) damage with Explosive Weapons to the Ice Legion (500 XP)

Ice Fiends appear to be the soldiers of the Ice Legion, and they spawn from glowing blue stones now strewn all over the map. Ten more challenges will be revealed in the comping days. Complete them all and get the Winter’s Thorn Glider.

The Ice King isn’t the only secret to be revealed. Players are also finding a bunker underneath the (since destroyed) iceberg by Happy Hamlet, and several eggs inside the prison underneath the castle on Polar Peak. What that all means, only time will tell.