Fortnite 5th Birthday Quests: Release Date & Rewards Guide

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Fortnite is about to celebrate its 5th Birthday and you will be able to earn some amazing in-game items! Events in Fortnite are hardly a rare occurrence but they're always fun to take part in and this will be no different

When it comes to these 5th Birthday celebrations, we'll have the chance to earn some cool items by completing birthday-themed quests. Here's everything we know about the event so far!

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LATEST - Release Date Confirmed

The Fortnite 5th Birthday quests and items will be live in-game on Friday, 23 September at 6 am PT / 9 am ET / 2 pm BST.

Epic is also bringing back Fortography, a way to get your screenshots features on their socials and a trivia quiz! No prizes are on offer for these but they're still fun to take part in!

When is Fortnite's 5th Birthday?

Fortnite will celebrate its 5th Birthday on Monday, 26 September. As for when any potential event begins, it could be as early as a week before.

With Fortnite Season 4 having only just begun, it's hard to know exactly when the quests and rewards will be live in-game. As soon as we know more, we'll keep you updated.

Fortnite 5th Birthday Quests

Taking a look at the files that have been added during Update 22.00, we can see that there are three quests to complete during the Fortnite 5th Birthday event. More could be added in the future but these celebration events usually only have a few quests so it's not a guarantee.

  • Use Balloons in a single match 0/5 - Reward: Sparklecake Spray
  • Consume Birthday Cake in different matches 0/5 - Reward: Fuzzfetti Cake Back Bling
  • Throw Birthday Presents 0/5 - Reward: Birthday Pickaxe

It appears that the event will only be small in scale, as expected. All items associated with the quests (balloons, cake, presents) will be added to the game during the event.

Fortnite 5th Birthday Rewards & Free Items


We currently know that three items will be added to Fortnite as rewards for the 5th Birthday celebrations. It's possible that a small log-in reward is also added in closer to the time but, for now, the only way to earn rewards will be by completing the quests.

The battle bus will be decorated to commemorate the event and supply drops will also receive a small visual overhaul.

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