Believe it or not, Fortnite will be turning one year old on Tueaday, July 24, and Epic Games has now announced that it will be celebrating with a limited time in-game event.
Most exciting for Fortnite Battle Royale fans will be the birthday themed cosmetics that can be unlocked by completing challenges and quests in-game. There are a total of three “Birthday Challenges” and, in Epic’s words, each challenge that you complete will “unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set”.
You will also be able to share you squads best “birthday cake dance party” by using the #Fortnite1st tag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Epic’s full post detailing the birthday challenges, and other plans, can be found below.
Happy Birthday Fortnite Fans!
Starting July 24th, we’ll be celebrating #Fortnite1st with a limited time in-game event! You can earn special birthday cosmetics by completing birthday challenges and quests in-game. From the birthday Battle Bus to the sploder husks carrying a tasty surprise, we can’t wait to party with you!
Each challenge you complete will unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set. Share your squad’s best birthday cake dance party with #Fortnite1st on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Deal 1,000 damage to opponents to unlock the Fortnite Birthday! Emoticon
Dance at different birthday cakes to unlock the Happy Birthday! Spray
Play 14 matches to unlock 5,000 XP.
Complete all 3 challenges to earn the Birthday Cake Back Bling
Complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World and earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero! Earn tickets to spend on Birthday Llamas which can contain Heroes and weapons from every event this year (not including quest rewards).
Jump in-game and join the celebration on July 24. Happy 1 year everyone!
Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events.
If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.
With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.
Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.
Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.
Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.
Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.
All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.
How to earn Twitch drops
Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.
Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
Click “Link your Account”
Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.
FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule
If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.
This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.
The full breakdown of times can be found below:
EU Region Broadcast
Start time: 1 PM EST
EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
NA Region Broadcast
Start time: 5 PM EST
NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
Break: 8:30 PM EST
NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST
It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.