- To celebrate five years of Fortnite Battle Royale, players can complete birthday quests until next week.
- The Fortography Photo Contest does not have actual prizes, but some are featured in an official blog post.
- The Fortnite Twitter and Instagram accounts will be hosting Trivia Challenges, again with no prizes.
In today’s Where Does the Time Go?, the battle royale portion of Fortnite – its cash cow and the main reason so many play – turns five tomorrow, September 23, 2022.
To celebrate the game, the community is taking a three-pronged approach to participation: in-game birthday quests, a “fortography” photo contest, and trivia challenges on social media.
“…on the island you’ll find a birthday present full of high-quality loot, as well as a delicious, restful birthday cake. There’s decoration too – balloons (aka handy floating gadgets) are back too! Use these vault items to complete birthday quests available from September 23rd at 9am ET to September 27th at 9am ET. Complete these quests — which can be found on the Quests page — to unlock the new Fuzzfetti cake back accessory, the Celebratory Slice Pickaxe, and Sparklecake Emoticon,” reads the announcement.
You can see these cosmetic items in the header image above. We’re not sure anyone will be using these after the birthday celebrations given the number five’s presence, although the Celebrative Slice Pickaxe seems generic enough to be used all the time.
As for Fortography, players can take screenshots of themselves to celebrate the game and post them online via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FNBR5. Interestingly, Reddit is also involved here, with r/FortNiteBR as the chosen subreddit and a custom post flair for the event instead of a hashtag, which the site doesn’t support.
There is no prize to be won as the best ones are selected to be featured in an official blog post. This is very disappointing as we’ve seen smaller games offering great prizes for similar events and we’re sure Fortnite owners Epic Games aren’t suffering for cash.
Finally there is Fortnite Trivia posted on Instagram and Twitter so users can reply. Again, no price is announced, so just for fun.
To be honest, we’re a bit disappointed here. Epic Games has run much more elaborate events in the past and now seems like a good time to do so as five years is a big milestone. Maybe more will be revealed in the coming days, but what has been shown so far is rather disappointing.