Fortnite announces #Fortnite1st event to celebrate its first year of gaming

Brad Stephenson

Fortnite video game on Xbox One

To celebrate its first birthday, a special event called #Fortnite1st has begun in the mega-popular Fortnite video game on Xbox One and other platforms.

Anyone who plays Fortnite from now until August 7th will be able to complete special Birthday Challenges that will unlock a variety of birthday-themed cosmetics which can be worn by the in-game avatar. Here’s the official notes for the event challenges.

Each challenge you complete will unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set. Share your squad’s best birthday cake dance party with #Fortnite1st on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

  • 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

Complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World and earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero! Earn tickets to spend on Birthday Llamas which can contain Heroes and weapons from every event this year (not including quest rewards).

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