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All Known Birthday Cake Locations for the Fortnite Battle Royale Challenge

Published: 24/Jul/2018 12:47 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:35

by Ross Deason

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Here’s how to complete the “dance in front of different Birthday Cakes” challenge in Fortnite Battle Royale.

To celebrate Fortnite’s first birthday, Epic Games has released three birthday challenges for players to complete.

Completing each challenge will unlock part of a special birthday themed set – the birthday cake challenge will unlock a birthday cake emoticon.

The map below shows the ten locations that we are aware of so far.

It is possible that there are more birthday cakes scattered around the map, but the 10 shown on the map will be enough to complete the challenge.

As is the case with any challenge, remember to complete every game (by being eliminated or getting the victory royale) before returning to the lobby. If you don’t, your challenge progress might not be applied.

The full list of challenges for Fortnite’s first birthday celebration can be found below.

  • Play matches (14)
  • Deal damage to opponents (1,000)
  • Dance in front of different Birthday Cakes (10)

While completing the birthday cake challenge could prove difficult without knowing the locations, the remaining two will take nothing more than time.

You will need to deal a total of 1,000 damage and play a total of 14 matches before the birthday celebrations come to an end.

Completing the 14 games should give players more than enough time to get the 1,000 damage, but there is no limit on the amount of games you can play before completing it if you need more time.

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Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.