Fortnite’s birthday celebration has begun: Here’s what you need to know

by Lawrence Cooper July 25, 2018, 3:33
Fortnite’s birthday celebration has begun: Here’s what you need to know

And to celebrate the occasion, Epic's epic battle royale shooter is getting a sizeable patch update - alongside a number of birthday challenges for the next. fortnight. It also seems that you'll be able to dance in front of 10 birthday cakes spread throughout the map in order to unlock a birthday-themed spray. If you're lucky, you'll find slices of cake that add five health and shields when consumed, too.

Alongside this new cosmetic content, Epic will also be introducing new challenges into the game in honour of its first birthday.

Epic Games have also provided a few changes to the game away from these new tasks to help celebrate the game's birthday. Now the Slurp Juice gives 25 shield and 25 health over a duration of 25 seconds.

Remember when it didn't have Battle Royale? This mode gives small groups of players a private map, a wealth of resources, and an entire hour to construct the coolest and most inventive base of operations that they can conjure up in their energy-drink-addled minds. During the event, there will be special challenges to complete and rewards to earn.

As for Save the World itself, it's an incredibly dense and overstuffed game that you have to dig deep into to get anything out of.

The new compact submachine gun has a 50-round capacity and uses light bullets.

The Fortnite Birthday Challenges have not been showing up for fans in-game, and Epic Games have been forced to push back the launch. Under the "Gameplay" section of the patch notes, the changes were listed to show that the health of the wood and stone walls was nerfed, though part of the metal wall health did get buffed to have more health in exchange for a longer build time. Some minor changes have made Playground Mode more fun, such as allowing gamers to switch teams and reduced spawn times.

Expect patch notes and a specific time to drop sooner rather than later - Epic has a habit of announcing what's changing before it actually goes live.

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