It’s crazy to think that we’re approaching three full years of Fortnite: Battle Royale. The game has come a long way in that time and is virtually unrecognizable when you compare it to the early days.
Each year that passes, Epic host a birthday event for the player base. Typically, this involves some challenges, free cosmetic rewards, birthday cakes, and a thematic Battle Bus. According to the leaks surrounding the third Fortnite Birthday event, we can expect much of the same this year.
Challenges & rewards
The challenges for Fortnite’s third birthday seem nearly identical to the challenges from last year. We’ll be dancing in front of cakes, consuming birthday cake for health and shield, and completing general Fortnite tasks over the course of the week.
The challenges are similar to those of past seasons, as well. In fact, two of the rewards have the number 2 on them. These are likely placeholders for future rewards, including the “Take the Cake” emote that we saw leaked.
For now, here are the Fortnite birthday challenges and rewards that we saw leaked. Of course, these are subject to change when birthday event goes live.
Gift Boxes & Battle Bus
As expected, the Fortnite Birthday Battle Bus will be returning for a third year. Yes, this means the relatively annoying Birthday music will greet us at the beginning of every match for about a week. In our opinion, this is the worst Battle Bus song of them all. With any luck, Epic reworked it this time around.
The birthday Gift Boxes will be returning, as well. Thanks to data miner, Hypex, we also know what they’ll contain. We’ll be getting some tier-one loot in these boxes. They’ll also be one of the two ways to get a Rocket Launcher in Fortnite.
Of course, we’re also expecting to see cakes spawn around the map when the event kicks off. We’re not sure where these will be, but we’ll provide you with a guide to these birthday challenges when they come to Fortnite.