We saw the first mention of Party Royale when data miners got their hands on the v12.50 patch notes. This wasn’t a leak for long, however, as Epic released the mode to the public a few hours later as a test.
On May 6, Epic told us why they were testing the mode. The premier of Party Royale is set to release on May 8 at 9 PM EST. The new island will feature live concerts from the likes of Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
Data miners also found a mention of the Neon Wings back bling in the game files. This was a reward that was attached to Party Royale, with a line of text mentioning the premier as your time to receive it.
A lot of creators ran with this information and told their followers that they’d receive the back bling for attending the test event, last Friday. This was never confirmed by Epic and turned out to be false.
Instead, you’ll be able to acquire your free back bling by attending the Party Royale premiere, this weekend. Log into Fortnite from Friday, May 8 at 6 PM ET to Monday, May 11 at 10 AM ET and receive your reward.
This is one of the best free cosmetic items that Epic have offered us, so you won’t want to miss your chance to grab it. In the meantime, jump into Party Royale and enjoy the show!
Galactus is edging closer to the Fortnite island
Galactus is coming to the Fortnite map, and now you can see him in the sky
We still have a few weeks left in Fortnite Season 4, but Epic are setting us up for what looks to be the season-ending event. Ever since the season began, players expected to see Galactus land on the Fortnite map at some point. What he’ll do when he gets here is anyone’s guess, but it’s safe to assume he’ll make it to the island.
Epic made a subtle change to the Fortnite map in the v14.30 update that relates to Galactus. He’s been visible in the sky as a pink dot since the early days of the season. Now, you can make him out as he gets closer.
This image should show how massive Galactus is in comparison to the Fortnite map. He’s still weeks away from landing and we can already see him relatively clearly. If this scale is any indication, he’s going to make Travis Scott look small.
Epic added the full character model for Galactus in this update, as well. Data miner iFireMonkey gave players a closer look. We’ll likely be able to see more and more of Galactus as the weeks go on.
Everyone is specualting as to what will happen when Galactus lands on the island. Will he devour the Chapter 2 map? Will we be sent to the old map or to a third version of the world? Will Thor and the other heroes save us in time? We won’t know until it happens.
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One thing’s for sure: Epic are setting us up for one of the best season-ending events of all-time. We expect this one to be up there with some of the greats when it’s all said and done.
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.
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