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.
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?
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 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.
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 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.
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.