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Fortnite Birthday Bash challenges & rewards: Birthday cakes & more

Published: 26/Sep/2020 14:43 Updated: 26/Sep/2020 15:04

by Joe Craven


Fortnite developers Epic Games have revealed the changes and challenges added to the building battle royale for its 3rd ‘Birthday Bash’ event. 

It has become something of a custom for Fortnite to add celebratory content when the game’s birthday rolls around.


While it doesn’t necessarily dominate streaming platforms like it once did, Fortnite has millions of fans around the world who will be incredibly keen to dive into its birthday content and get everything Epic are offering up.

Fortnite players dabbing by a birthday cake
Epic Games
Birthday celebrations have occurred in Fortnite before.

Fortnite 3rd Birthday Challenges

The Birthday Bash challenges are now live in-game, ready to be completed before October 6.


Most of the challenges are very straightforward, but others are directly related to the birthday theme, requiring players to dance in front of birthday cakes that are spread around Fortnite’s map.

This sounds like the most difficult one of the new challenges, but there is a cake located in pretty much every location, so players shouldn’t need too much help or guidance in seeing this one-off. A full look at the birthday challenges is available below:

  • Play Matches (10)
  • Dance in front of different Birthday Cakes (10)
  • Outlast opponents (500)
  • Gain health or shield from Birthday Cakes (50)
  • Play matches (10)
  • Dance in front of different Birthday Cakes (10)
  • Outlast opponents (500)
  • Gain health or shield from Birthday Cakes (50)

The full locations, thanks to Fortnite Insider, are shown below:

Fortnite Birthday Cake Locations
Fortnite Insider
The locations of the cakes.

The birthday cakes look exactly as you’d expect, except with a number 3 on top. As previously mentioned, there is one in the center of every single major POI, so finding them is incredibly simple. Then, get your boogie on or get eating to replenish your health.

Fortnite 3rd birthday
Epic Games
The challenges offer varied rewards.

You’ll notice each challenge is also featured twice – that’s because there’s a different reward on offer each time. For example, completing the 10 matches will earn you a vehicle skin, and doing it again will earn you a 3rd birthday spray paint. Completing any four of the challenges also earns players the reward item.

That’s it! Completing these challenges seems easy enough, and shouldn’t take seasoned players more than a few games to complete.


You can read the full announcement on the Epic Games website.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson