- To celebrate five years of Fortnite Battle Royale, players can complete Birthday Quests until next week.
- The “Fortography” photography contest has no actual prizes, but some will be featured in an official blogpost.
- The Fortnite Twitter and Instagram accounts will be hosting trivia challenges, again with no prize.
In today’s edition of “where does the time go?” the Battle Royale portion of Fortnite – its cashcow and the main reason so many play – turns five tomorrow, 23rd September 2022.
To celebrate the game is going for a three pronged approach for the community to participate: Birthday Quests in the game, a “Fortography” photography contest and social media trivia challenges.
“…find yourself a Birthday Present on the Island full of high-grade loot, as well as delicious, restorative Birthday Cake. There’s decor too — Balloons (a.k.a. convenient floating devices) are also back! Use these unvaulted items to complete Birthday Quests, available from 9 AM ET on September 23 until 9 AM ET on September 27. Complete these Quests — which will be findable on the Quests page — to unlock the new Fuzzfetti Cake Back Bling, Celebratory Slice Pickaxe, and Sparklecake Emoticon,” the announcement reads.
You can view these cosmetics items in the header image above. We’re not sure if anyone will be using these after the birthday celebrations given the presence of the number five, although the Celebratory Slice Pickaxe seems to be generic enough to be in use all the time.
As for Fortography, players can take screenshots of themselves celebrating I the game and post it online through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the #FNBR5 hashtag. Interestingly Reddit is also involved here, with r/FortNiteBR as the chosen subreddit and a custom post flair for the event, in lieu of a hashtag which the site doesn’t support.
There’s no prize up for grabs with the best ones chosen to be featured in an official blog post. This is very underwhelmingly as we’ve seen smaller games offer great prizes for similar events, and we’re sure Fortnite owner Epic Games isn’t hurting for cash.
To be honest we’re a bit let down here. Epic Games has rolled out much more elaborate events in the past and now seems like a good time to do it again as five years is a big milestone. Maybe more will be revealed in the coming days but what has been shown so far is rather underwhelming.