From Fortnite to World of Warcraft to Guild Wars 2, Here Are the Best Christmas Game Events

Fortnite, World of Warcraft, and many more games have special Christmas events planned to make your Holiday season go with a swing.

Posted in: Gaming NewsOp-ed
Published:
December 14, 2019 8:00 PM UTC
  • Fortnite’s latest Christmas event promises to be even bigger than before, although it is still currently shrouded in mystery.
  • Plenty of other games are all throwing some festive events to get you into the spirit.
  • A wide array of genres are represented in the upcoming holiday events.

The holidays are here, and above all else, that means free time to play video games. Just like at Halloween, several huge video games like Fortnite throw special Christmas-themed events. These events include various items and activities to get you into the festive spirit.

14 Days of Fortnite was last year’s Christmas event. This year promises to be even bigger than last year. | Source: Epic

Fortnite Chapter 2: 14 Days of Fortnite

Last year’s event, 14 Days of Fortnite, featured 14 days of challenges and rewards. The challenges ranged from dancing in front of Christmas trees to simply playing a match with your friends. For performing the challenges, you got 14 gifts spread across 14 days, including new emotes and skins!

In a recent blog post, Epic promised even more content for this year’s Christmas event, including new game features and a special live event! Who knows what mysteries await us, or when for that matter?

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Killing Floor 2 is famous for seasonal events at Halloween and Christmas. Just make sure any children don’t see you playing it. | Source: YouTube

Killing Floor 2: Yuletide Horror

For a slightly spookier Christmas event, check out Killing Floor 2: Yuletide Horrors. Each year the evil zeds get a festive makeover, including some pretty gruesome gingerbread men who might make you think twice when reaching for the snacks. This year’s event also adds a brand new map, the Sanitarium, and a brand new boss called The Matriarch.

There’s also a bunch of new paid-for and free guns exclusive to the season. There’s never been a better time of year to get knee-deep in the guts of the not-quite-living.

Guild Wars 2, A Very Merry Wintersday 2019

Guild Wars 2 is a massive game, and each Holiday season they throw a Wintersday celebration. It’s a thinly veiled version of Christmas, but that doesn’t stop it from being a lot of fun. Each year they add a brand new activity to the festival as well as bringing back all of the ones from previous years too!

If you’re in the mood for present hunting, toy destroying or jumping across snowflakes, then you’re in for a treat with Guild Wars 2.

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World of Warcraft: Feast of Winter Veil

World of Warcraft is probably the most popular MMO in the world and has its own winter celebration. The Feast of Winter Veil has been going on since 2004, and over the years has grown quite a bit.

From being able to throw snowballs at people, to wearing festive attire and even special daily quests and raids, there’s so much going on that World of Warcraft is sure to be one of the most festive games going.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Winter Festival Grand Prix

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is the king of events. They’ve been running events pretty much non-stop since the game launched back in June. The Christmas season is no exception. A bunch of new, winter content was introduced Dec. 12.

The new CTR: Nitro-Fueled Winter Festival includes a Reindeer Crash skin, a sleigh-esque new kart and even the coolest looking version of Spyro that has ever existed. Not forgetting, of course, the brand new festive map which will be with us even after the event is over.

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There’s some of the best holiday-themed content to spend your time with over December, from Fortnite to CTR. With everything from FPS games to MMOs, you should find something that tickles your fancy.

This article was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.

Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:41 PM UTC

William Worrall @mizushinzui

William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at: william.worrall@ccn.com

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