Fortnite Winterfest Lightsabers Epic Games hotfix

The end of the Lightsabers and Winterfest event is here in Fortnite. Thanks a hotfix by Epic Games this morning, both the Star Wars and winter events are gone. While these events were fun for a time, the novelty of their features had worn out. At the top of that list was the Lightsabers, which made most players groan whenever they heard its iconic sound.

Luckily for the community, they are now officially removed, as is Winterfest. However, in classic Epic Games fashion, a new bug has appeared after the latest hotfix.

Lightsabers and Winterfest leave Fortnite

While it was leaked that Jan. 7 was the date the events would end in Fortnite, nothing is ever certain. Epic Games is somewhat infamous for pushing back end dates, like we’re currently experiencing with Chapter 2 Season 1.

Nonetheless, both events are over in Fortnite, and we’re now left with the wait until Chapter 2 Season 2. It’s currently unknown when the new season will arrive, but we do know it should start sometime in February. That said, there have been no story-related elements introduced in Season 1, unless the snowstorms end up being important.

Either way, a majority of players are happy right now with the removal of Lightsabers. However, if you still want to play with the Star Wars weapon, reports are coming in that they’ve been enabled in Creative mode.

New bug appears after hotfix

Like with most Fortnite patches, a brand new bug popped up after this morning’s hotfix. While nothing game-breaking, it is annoying for those who participated in the recent events. According to some Reddit users, all achievements earned during the Star Wars event are now gone.

After the Star wars event collab ended, all my achievements that were obtained during the event disappeared. from FortNiteBR

Epic Games developers have commented on this issue and are aware of the bug. It’s not clear when a fix will go live, but it’s unlikely to stay this way for long.

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Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.