Free Pickaxe, Back Bling & More

Fortnite is celebrating its 5th birthday in style with another in-game event. Earn free rewards, chomp down a slice of cake, and more!

Next week marks 5 years since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale. What started as a fun experiment for the developers quickly took the gaming world by storm and catapulted Fortnite to the forefront of mainstream culture.

Each year since, Epic has thrown a party in-game to let players join in with the festivities. With Chapter 3 Season 4 now in full swing, 2022 is no different – here’s what’s coming.

Fortnite 5th Birthday Event 2022

Fortnite’s 5th Birthday celebrations will run from 9 AM ET on September 23 until 9 AM ET on September 27.

As usual, we can expect a new souped-up Battle Bus blaring the Happy Birthday song. Plus, Birthday Presents stuffed with rare loot, and health-giving Birthday Cake will be littered around the map.

Not enough party vibes for you? Balloons have also been unvaulted, so you’ll be floating up to highground in no time.

Birthday Quests & Free Cosmetics

Players can earn a selection of goodies for their Fortnite locker by completing special Birthday Quests.

The Birthday Quests will be available via the Quests page starting 9 AM ET, September 23. Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • Fuzzfetti Cake Back Bling
  • Celebratory Slice Pickaxe
Fortnite 5th Birthday Quest rewards

Hungry for more freebies? Learn how to unlock the Red Hot Revenge Pickaxe and more with the Fortnite Reboot Rally event.

Fortnite Birthday Fortography

For the creative-minded fans, Fortnite Fortography returns – this time, unsurprisingly with a Birthday twist!

Load up Fortnite, grab some friends, and set up your best Birthday-themed screenshot. Share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #FNBR5 and you could be featured in an upcoming official blog post.

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