The Fortnite New Year’s Event has officially gone live as we prepare to roll into 2024! Additionally, players can earn XP for watching the ball drop.

2023 was a massive year for Epic Games, as Fortnite brought back the OG map for a few weeks, added LEGO Fortnite, and Rocket Racing. That is just to name a few big milestones!

Now, it is time to celebrate the New Year, and doing so in Fortnite is quite simple. So without any more delay, let’s dive into it!

New Year’s Event Live In Fortnite

The New Year’s Event is live in Fortnite Battle Royale, and at the top of every hour, you can witness a countdown and ball drop to bring in 2024.

The New Years celebration will be around all day, and while an exact time has not been announced, we expect it to run until the whole world has entered into 2024.

This event will occur in any Battle Royale mode, including regular BR, Zero Build, and Team Rumble. All you must do to see it is enter a match and remain alive when the the hour comes around.

You can view an example of the event in action below; this way, you know what to look out for! There will be lots of fireworks and you will receive a temporary Boogie Bomb effect when the countdown ends.

Additionally, there is a hidden Fortnite Winterfest 2023 Quest. To complete it and unlock the 15,000 XP on offer, all you must do is be in a match and witness the ball drop!

So, head on into the game to earn this very easy XP. However, if you want to gain even more experience to complete the Battle Pass, there is a new XP farming trick.

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