WOW it’s been two years since the initial release of Fortnite, and same as it did last year, Epic Games plans to celebrate with an in-game awesome birthday event. For the Battle Royale players, this will kick off really soon and run for one week, adding some birthday-themed challenges and items also offering special rewards.

The Fortnite birthday celebration event begins on July 24 and runs until July 31. As referenced in the newest Fortnite patch notes, birthday cakes and birthday presents will both be added to the map in Battle Royale giving it a real birthday feel. The presents can be opened for numerous in-game loot, while the cakes can be eaten to gain health and shields. Although the event begins on July 24, these two elements won’t arrive until July 25 apparently.

Another fun thing they have made a part of the Birthday Celebration is a bit of an overhaul to the good old Battle Bus, which will be vamped up for the occasion and will have a music track to match.

A pickaxe, wrap, and other cosmetics will be available during the event, although Epic has not yet shown off what these rewards look like or how you’ll earn them. According to a dataminer, these will be fairly achievable and one as a hint involves dancing in front of birthday cakes, which players were asked to do last year, too. Completing each challenge will get you a corresponding reward, while doing all four will earn you a fifth reward. Who doesn’t like free rewards right?

Datamined Fortnite Birthday Challenges

  • Play matches (10)
  • Dance in front of different Birthday Cakes (10)
  • Outlast opponents (100)
  • Gain health or shield from Birthday Cake (50)

This event coincides with the Birthday Event in Fortnite’s Save the World component and the introduction of Overtime challenges in Battle Royale, both are already live right now.

Fortnite first officially launched in July 2017 with what’s now known as its Save the World mode, a PvE experience which remains in paid early access. The insanely popular free-to-play Battle Royale mode followed later that year and it’s this component of the game that has elevated Fortnite to its incredible heights. Fortnite, and Battle Royale in particular, continues to evolve on a regular basis.

So, keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming birthday event and of-course have fun, that’s what birthdays are for!



Unreal Aussies run many events over the year to help connect and build the Australian gaming community. If you are interested in helping out in any current or future planned events or wishing to offer some more ideas for us to explore - let us know!

About Us

Unreal Aussies is for passionate gamers from all walks of life. Games come and go, but the people still remain. From meetups to tournaments, hardcore teams to charity streams, Unreal Aussies core mission is to make gaming more fun as part of a community than it can ever be alone.