Where is Sgt Winter in Fortnite Ship It! Express?

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Where is Sgt Winter in Fortnite Ship It! Express?

Abhimannu Das
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Sgt Winter was missing from Fortnite's Ship It! Express but he has finally arrived for Christmas.
He can be found in the Winterburg area of the Fortnite map.

Winterfest has arrived in Fortnite, but players are stumped by a quest involving everyone's favorite jolly giant, Sgt Winter. The quest asks you to "Collect an item inside a present thrown by Sgt Winter," but Sgt Winter's nowhere to be found. He was present in last year's iteration of the Winterfest event, but players are unable to locate him in Winterfest 2023. If you too are having trouble locating Sgt Winter in Fortnite Ship It! Express, here's what you need to know.

Where is Sgt Winter in Fortnite?

In previous Winterfest events in Fortnite, Sgt Winter could be located around the Fortnite map, in a holiday truck filled with gifts. However, this year Sgt Winter is nowhere to be found.

Fans are scrambling around the 'Visit a Ship It! Express Location' quest-related locations, looking for him, but he was missing from Fortnite this year when the event dropped. Epic Games finally added him to the game today (17th December).

Sgt Winter - Fortnite

Sgt Winter is currently available in the Winterburg point of interest (POI) and you can head there anytime you want to get gifts. Unlike the 2022 version of the event, he does not spawn with his truck and Red-Rosed Rangers. Instead, he is walking around the PO throwing gifts around. If you get a gift thrown at you, you will automatically complete the associated quest and get 20,000 XP.

If you are looking to complete the Winterfest challenges and get all the XP rewards on offer, here is the full list of quests that you can complete in Winterfest:

  • Destroy hacked Ship It! Express Dones at Hot Spots: 15,000 XP

  • Visit a Ship It! Express location: 15,000 XP

  • Deliver packages to their rightful destinations: 15,000 XP

  • Investigate stolen present stashes: 15,000 XP

  • Use a Sneaky Snowmando prop disguise near Krampus: 15,000 XP

  • Deploy a beacon at Krampus’s present stash: 15,000 XP

  • Place festive snow creatures: 15,000 XP

  • Visit Crackshot’s Cabin when the floating loot island appears: 15,000 XP

  • Emote with Holiday Boxy or Sgt. Winter: 15,000 XP

  • Help eliminate Krampus to save Winterfest: 15,000 XP

  • Talk to Holiday Boxy about the stolen box: 15,000 XP

After a few days of absence, Sgt Winter has finally arrived in Fortnite Winterfest 2023. Make sure you head to Winterburg to complete his quest and get a massive XP boost for this season.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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