Epic Invites You to Fortnite’s Birthday Party
Everyone’s favorite Battle Royale shooter Fortnite is going to be celebrating it’s first birthday this coming week, and Epic is bringing festivities to the players in the form of birthday-themed cosmetics.
Starting this Tuesday, July 24th, players will be able to complete challenges for birthday-themed cosmetics in the Battle Royale portion of the hit title, while Save the World enthusiasts will receive a special questline featuring birthday cake-toting sploders which unlocks Birthday Brigade Ramirez upon completion. The Battle Royale challenges are:
- 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 Battle Bus will also be getting a birthday makeover for the event, which lasts until August 7th.
Additionally, popular Twitter account FNBRLeaks recently dug through the game’s store API and found that a feature allowing players to gift items from the shop to other players has been “enabled,” but is not yet available to the public.
* INFO * Here’s just a photo via. Fortnite’s Store API. This is some proof to backup that outfits can be purchased from the item shop and gifted to other players. Yes, It says enabled but it is not available to players as of yet.(Similar to Xbox/Steam gifting) pic.twitter.com/nWU5qwkeyS
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) July 19, 2018
* LEAK * There’s a lot going on in these photos but let me explain
– The 1st photo is all the strings (text) within the Gifting files.
– The 2nd & 3rd photo shows all the called assets including a V-Buck icon (it may be the currency used while gifting)
– The 4th shows the files pic.twitter.com/vHTjL47IBi
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) July 17, 2018
This is the only update on Gifting (as of v5.0.0) Nothing will be new until next Content Update! pic.twitter.com/9l5VcjfjkC
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) July 16, 2018
Epic has yet to officially announce the feature or event hint at it, but from the looks of these leaks it can’t be too far off.
More recently, Fortnite made Epic over $1B through in-game purchases, a topic we discuss in our recent feature regarding the cost of the game’s cosmetics.