Fortnite is but a stone’s throw away from celebrating a marvelous milestone. Come July 21st, the battle royale will be adding an additional candle to its birthday cake. The absurdly popular phenomenon that it is, developer Epic Games won’t have any trouble drafting a list of potential guests for the occasion. In fact, just like last year, every player around the world is invited to take part in the festivities. An official announcement of such an event is still forthcoming but, as is and always will be the case, curious data-miners have already uncovered everything there is to know.
Similarly to last year’s party, a selection of suitably-themed cosmetics will be up for grabs including, but by no means limited to, a birthday cake pickaxe, new emotes and a music pack. Check out the gallery below for a first-look at some of the goodies on offer.
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In regards to how you’ll go about obtaining the limited-time treats, the answer is, of course, by completing a setlist of unique challenges. There are four distinct objectives on offer this time around, each of which will unlock one of the above items upon completion, and the full list is as follows:
Birthday Event Challenges
- Play 10 matches
- Dance in front of different Birthday Cakes
- Outlast 500 Opponents
- Gain 50 health or shield from Birthday Cakes
Given its all-inclusive nature, there’s nothing too demanding here. Of the four, outlasting 500 opponents will undoubtedly serve as the biggest roadblock to reaching 100% completion, though even if you’re not a crack shot with Fortnite‘s various armaments, simply avoiding other players in any given match will get the job done nicely. No start date for the event has been confirmed as yet, though with July 21st being the official birthday, I imagine it’ll be here within the week.
With Fortnite Season 10 due to arrive around the same time, the next seven days on Battle Island are going to be frantic, to say the least. Stay tuned.