Friday ‘Nite: This Fortnite Winterfest Easter Egg Reveals The Dark Truth Behind Frozen Peely
Posted On December 24, 2021
With Christmas being just around the corner, I wanted to focus this week’s Friday ‘Nite on something festive for the holiday. Maybe I’d talk about the history of Sgt. Winter, Fortnite‘s in-universe battle-hardened Santa. Or maybe I’d take a look at the best holiday-themed skins to date. But then I stumbled upon an Easter egg that is so fun, dark, and overall strange that it felt like something only Fortnite could pull off, and something no Fortnite fan should miss. In the world of Winterfest, it seems Crackshot is definitely on the naughty list.
If you’ve kept up with the Save The World story, you may know that Crackshot, the nutcracker character, is infamously sadistic. The man set up a fake kidnapping plot just to get everyone to bend to his festive will. When players discovered Crackshot was not only out of danger but actually threatening to do harm to hostages he’d taken if they didn’t meet his demands for a holly jolly Winterfest, it became clear the nut had clearly cracked once and for all.
Eventually, players were able to quell and disarm Crackshot, not long after he called for Santa’s head on a platter, but only through a serious commitment to his expectations for holiday decor and demeanor. The man is unhinged, he always has been. If ever you’ve been in line for a Black Friday sale, Crackshot is the guy at the front of the line who slept there all week and is ready to cut anyone seeking the TV on deep-discount that he’s eyeballing. But here’s what Epic hasn’t revealed so plainly: Crackshot’s log cabin, the annual home for wintry festivities, hides a dark secret involving the Fortnite fandom’s favorite anthropomorphic banana.