Fortnite Birthday Celebration Event Revealed - New Emotes, Challenges, and Rewards Detailed

Fortnite Birthday Celebration Event Revealed - New Emotes, Challenges, and Rewards Detailed

Fortnite hits a big milestone.

Fortnite is celebrating its first birthday on July 24th. As part of that celebration, Epic Games is holding a limited time in-game event where players can earn birthday-themed rewards for completing challenges. There will also be special Birthday Llamas in Save the World which contain Heroes and weapons from every event this past year.

Fortnite's #Fortnite1st celebration includes a new set of challenges that unlock parts of the birthday cosmetic set. There are three challenges that upon completion will unlock unique, birthday-themed rewards for the most part. They are:

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

If you complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World, then you can also earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero. Tickets can also be used to purchase Birthday Llamas that have Heroes and weapons from all the past events, excluding quest rewards. So, if you missed out on a hero at some point in the past year, now's your chance to earn them.

In the year since Fortnite and Fortnite Battle Royale launched the game became a global phenomenon. Fortnite's biggest streamer played online with Drake, and the whole world went into a Fortnite frenzy. The game became a mainstream topic and kids everywhere play so much Fortnite it's becoming an issue at schools. Fortnite even struck a deal with Funko to produce several toys and merchandise for Battle Royale.

There have also been some bumps in the road. Fortnite's young demographic makes them targets to scams like fake ads for free gold, or false advertising for a Fortnite Android version. Cross-platform issues have also been raised, but that's an issue on Sony which refuses to allow players from other game platforms to play with PlayStation users.

If you're interested in jumping into the worldwide takeover that is Fortnite you can check out our Fortnite Season 5 guide with walkthroughs for all the challenges. You can also check out our list of Best Fortnite Skins so you know what's hot in the streets these days.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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