Fortnite's First Birthday Is Coming, Celebrate With Unique Challenges, Llama, and More

Starting on July 24, Save The World and Battle Royale players will be able to complete special birthday challenges. 


Fortnite continues to experience great success since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale, collecting a whopping $1 billion from in-game purchases. Surely this means Epic Games will be celebrating the game's first birthday in style, right? Well here are the details for the event, which goes down on July 24, 2018.

July 24 is the official start of #Fortnite1st across social media and players will be getting a shot at some new rewards with birthday-themed challenges. Birthday cosmetics will be on the table and will be earned by completed challenges and quests in-game during the event. Here are some that you'll be able to complete:

  • Deal 1,000 damage to opponents to unlock the Fortnite Birthday! Emoticon
  • Dance at different birthday cakes to unlock the Happy Birthday! Spray
  • Play 14 matches to unlock 5,000 XP.
  • Complete all 3 challenges to earn the Birthday Cake Back Bling

The team is also asking that squads submit birthday cake dances via social media. Once the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save The WOrld is complete, players will earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez hero. Birthday Llamas purchased during the event will be filled with heroes and weapons from every event this year (not including quest rewards). Tencent Holdings will surely be toasting during the Fortnite birthday celebration, considering the company has a stake in Epic Games. Tencent also recently revealed that Fortnite will be coming to its WeGame platform this month.

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