Fortnite v12.60 went live today, May 20. This is set to be the last major patch of Season 2, with an expected content update coming next week.
Since this is the final patch, we saw several leaks regarding the rumored Fortnite Doomsday event. Fans assume that this event will trigger the end of the season and the eventual flooding of the map – which has been, reportedly, leaked as well.
The first piece of information that we saw was a countdown. This will appear over The Agency and signify that an event is coming. Since we’ll be seeing an in-game countdown, we can safely assume that the Doomsday event will be an in-game event, similar to the ones that we’ve seen in the past.
What will happen with the countdown hits 0? We don’t know. All we know is that clouds have already begun to form above The Agency. More leaks surrounding the event also point to the disappearance of the Doomsday Device in the Battle Pass hub.
We don’t know where the device will pop-up on the map, but we can make an educated guess that it will appear in or around The Agency.
The leaked countdown is incorrect, so we don’t know exactly when all of this will happen. Again, we can guess that the event will transition us between Season 2 and Season 3. If we look at other events as an indication, the Doomsday event will take place the day of or the weekend before the release of Season 3.
Data miners also saw some leaked strings in the game files that point to the significance of water and waves. We don’t know if they’re directly related to the event, but they seem to be. This adds further credibility to the flood rumors that we heard about for Season 3.
That’s all we know, so far, but more details will come out as Epic reveal them in-game. We’ll keep you posted when we know more.
How to complete Fortnite Birthday Bash challenges & rewards
To celebrate three years since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, back on September 26 2017, Epic Games have started the Birthday Bash event, with new challenges to complete.
In addition to the challenges, there are rewards, some festive changes to the map, the battle bus, and birthday presents dotted around the map.
Epic’s announcement says: “During the celebration, you’ll notice some festive changes around the Island. The Battle Bus is sporting a fresh new paint job to mark the occasion, and after dropping in, find yourself a Birthday Present and see what’s inside.”
Birthday Bash Challenges
These challenges will be available from September 26 to October 1, but thankfully most are straightforward.
You can see them all below (via FortniteFevers).
The one challenge that might cause you some trouble though, is dancing in front of different birthday cakes.
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To help, here is a map of locations for the birthday cakes on the Fortnite island, via FortniteInsider.
Fortnite Birthday Cake locations
Here’s a look at the rewards available.
For creative players, there’s also some new content there, with the Princess Castle prefab now available.
You can submit a creation using the Princess Castle by October 6 for a chance to be featured in the first official Box Fight tournament as part of an upcoming Wild Wednesday tournament.
Fortnite’s 3rd birthday event leaks: cosmetics, challenges & more
Details of Fortnite’s third birthday celebration event have been leaked.
It’s crazy to think that we’re approaching three full years of Fortnite: Battle Royale. The game has come a long way in that time and is virtually unrecognizable when you compare it to the early days.
Each year that passes, Epic host a birthday event for the player base. Typically, this involves some challenges, free cosmetic rewards, birthday cakes, and a thematic Battle Bus. According to the leaks surrounding the third Fortnite Birthday event, we can expect much of the same this year.
Challenges & rewards
The challenges for Fortnite’s third birthday seem nearly identical to the challenges from last year. We’ll be dancing in front of cakes, consuming birthday cake for health and shield, and completing general Fortnite tasks over the course of the week.
The challenges are similar to those of past seasons, as well. In fact, two of the rewards have the number 2 on them. These are likely placeholders for future rewards, including the “Take the Cake” emote that we saw leaked.
For now, here are the Fortnite birthday challenges and rewards that we saw leaked. Of course, these are subject to change when birthday event goes live.
Gift Boxes & Battle Bus
As expected, the Fortnite Birthday Battle Bus will be returning for a third year. Yes, this means the relatively annoying Birthday music will greet us at the beginning of every match for about a week. In our opinion, this is the worst Battle Bus song of them all. With any luck, Epic reworked it this time around.
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The birthday Gift Boxes will be returning, as well. Thanks to data miner, Hypex, we also know what they’ll contain. We’ll be getting some tier-one loot in these boxes. They’ll also be one of the two ways to get a Rocket Launcher in Fortnite.
Of course, we’re also expecting to see cakes spawn around the map when the event kicks off. We’re not sure where these will be, but we’ll provide you with a guide to these birthday challenges when they come to Fortnite.
The official Fortnite birthday is on September 26, so we can expect the event to begin on that date – if not a day or two before. It will probably run through the next week and give players plenty of time to complete their challenges.
Fortnite leak points to 2020 birthday celebration event
Fortnite’s third birthday is coming up and new leaks suggest we’ll be celebrating with free cosmetics.
Fortnite Battle Royale released on all platforms on September 26, 2017. At the time, the game was little more than a free expansion of the base game: ‘Save the World.’ Epic were capitalizing on the Battle Royale craze that was fueled by games like PUBG and H1Z1.
To a lot of console players, Fortnite Battle Royale was the first BR game to be available to them. PUBG and H1Z1 were PC games at the time – with future console releases on the horizon. Fortnite, however, was free and playable to the biggest gaming market out there, helping to fuel its early success.
We’re almost three years removed from Fortnite’s initial release date and the game has come further than anyone could expect. It went from a niche Battle Royale game to one of the biggest titles of all time. Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon like no other game before it.
Each year that passes, Epic Games commemorate the release of their most popular product with an in-game event. Most of the time, this includes a Battle Bus rework along with some free cosmetics that will only be available for a limited time. The first year gave us a back bling and the second year gave us a free skin and pickaxe.
As expected, Epic are planning something similar for Fortnite’s third birthday. This time, we’ll be able to unlock two weapon wraps to celebrate the season. According to data miner, FortniteFevers, the wrap is still in development. We should see the finished product in the next patch.
Usually, Epic offer us a few different cosmetics to unlock during the Birthday Event. We don’t expect them to limit us to two weapon wraps. Most of the time, we have several challenges to complete with corresponding rewards, so we’re predicting that these will only be two of them.
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the Fortnite 2020 Birthday event. We’re expecting a patch next week, which should give us more information with which to work.
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