Fortnite Lantern Fest 2022 guide: how to unlock free rewards

Characters in Fortnite wearing the new skins from the April update
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After making its debut last year, Fortnite's Lantern Fest is back with more challenges and goodies to be won. 

Epic announced Fortnite Lantern Fest 2022 at the start of the month. The event marks the Muslim celebration of Ramadan, which runs throughout April. Players have been given a handful of different challenges to complete, including the Lantography Challenge. 

The Fortnite Lantern Trials are also live now. But outside of those challenges, there are some freebies you can get your hands on, like the Cameo Needs Loot! emoticon. So let's break down how to get those Lantern Fest 2022 rewards. 

Lantography challenge logo for Fortnite Lantern Fest 2022

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Fortnite Lantern Fest 2022: Lantography

Lantern Fest in Fortnite is being celebrated by dangling lanterns that have popped up at points of interest (POIs) all over the map. 

The Lantography contest sees players trying to snap a competition-worthy picture of the lanterns. Participants can submit them on Twitter using the hashtags #Lantography2022 and #contest.

As laid out in the official Lantern Fest 2022 contest rules, your Twitter account needs to be set to public, and you have to follow the official Fortnite Twitter account, too. You can only submit a photo once, but submissions are limited to one "per person per method of entry".  So it sounds like you can put forward more than one entry depending on the method you choose for entering the competition., 

The contest wraps up on April 8 at 8.59pm PST / 11.59pm EST which is April 9 at 4.59am BST.  

The developers' will pick their favorite submissions – 15 total. Points are awarded for: 

  • Creativity (1-5 points) 
  • Originality (1-5 points) 
  • Aesthetics (1-5 points)

Winners will get the Cameo Needs Loot! emoticon, which must be redeemed by May 15. 

Lantern Fest 2022 skins in Fortnite for male and female characters

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Fortnite Lantern Fest 2022: Lantern Trials

Ticking off the Lantern Trials will earn you even more free rewards. What are they? No one knows, because the promised Lantern Trials blog post hasn't made an appearance yet. 

But we do know what the trials are, and you can play them in Build or No-Build mode, so sweats and casuals alike can pick their poison. 

  • Eliminations with an IO Titan Tank
  • Deal damage to enemies
  • Reach top 7 in Duos
  • Survive in the Storm
  • Reach top 6 in Squads

We'll update the challenges with their rewards as soon as Epic shares them. 

Shabana Arif
News Editor, TechRadar Gaming

Shabana has been writing about games for almost a decade now, as well as covering tech, politics, food, and other random tidbits at Gizmodo UK. She's stepped outside of news every now and then to write game guides, and always appreciates a DM if she's helped get you out of a pickle. During her time freelancing, you may have spotted her words at VG24/7, GamesRadar, and IGN. She's also held the position of news editor at Gizmodo UK, T3, and The Sun Online.