Epic Games unveiled a Fortnite: Battle Royale limited time in-game event celebrating the game's one year anniversary starting Tuesday.

​​The ​Fortnite birthday celebration begins Tuesday, allowing fans to participate in exclusive challenges and quests in-game for a limited time. Players who complete the challenges will be rewarded with special birthday cosmetics.


Epic Games listed the challenges through its blog:


  • 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 three challenges to earn the Birthday Cake Back Bling


Players who complete the Fortnite Birthday quest in Save the World will earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez hero. Tickets can be used to purchase birthday llamas that contain cosmetics like heroes and weapons from every past event.

Fortnite's popularity soared since its release a year ago. The game attracted the attention of celebrities ​like Drake, and Epic Games is taking the game's ​dive into esports seriously by providing a ​prize pool of $100 million for Fortnite competitions in 2018-2019. 


Cover photo courtesy of Epic Games