Fortnite turns 2 years old on July 25, and Epic Games is hosting a party for the players in the form of Birthday Challenges. The Birthday Bash will last until July 31 and, luckily, the tasks are simple enough to finish in a few hours. Also running during that time are the Overtime Challenges, which are extra missions to help players level up their Battle Pass before the start of Fortnite season 10. Epic made a last-minute change to one of the new challenges that have players "Dance at the Monster skeleton," which is the giant beast from the Final Showdown event.
Four Birthday Challenges went live on July 25. Two of the tasks — Play 10 matches and outlast 500 opponents — are easy enough to complete as long as you perform well in those 10 matches. Completing those two tasks will earn players the Frosted Wrap and Birthday Spray.
The other two challenges involve Birthday Cakes found on the island. There are small slices of cake that will give players five health and 5 shield. They're easy to find and consuming can go quickly, which will give players the Birthday Cupcake emoji.
It's the "Dance in front of 10 different Birthday Cakes" challenge that will take a little work for players to complete. These cakes are not the slices found on the ground, but rather large multi-layered cakes located at certain parts of the island. Below is a map of where to find the cakes to dance in front of.
Data miners found the upcoming Overtime Challenges in the Fortnite update v9.40 on Wednesday, July 17. The second set of challenges went live on Friday, July 26.
Overtime Challenges are a combination of reaching a certain Battle Pass Tier, completing tasks from previous weeks and other simple things to do that will give players a little boost to make up for those weekly challenges that may have been a little too tough to complete.
Revive a friend in 3 different matches
This is a simple challenge. Just get a friend and stay close to them during a match so you can revive them. Players can also expedite this task with one player damaging themselves with grenades or fall damage while the other revives them.
Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with Assault Rifles
As the case with these damage challenges, find a required weapon and let loose on other players. Luckily, the Assault Rifle can deal damage up close or from a distance.
Where to Dance at the Monster Skeleton
There was a last-minute change to this challenge. The original challenge was "Dance inside a holographic Durrr Burger head." An Epic developer said on Reddit it was changed to the monster skeleton and the task was updated. The skeleton is from the beast that fought the giant robot during the Final Shodown event Saturday. It's located to the east of Neo Tilted.
Work together with friends to get eliminations
Start a duos match with a friend for this challenge. Then proceed to double-team whatever suckers are on their own.
Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with Shotguns
As in previous weeks, this challenge is straightforward. Equip a shotgun, get up close and deal some big damage.
Visit Loot Lake, Polar Peak and Pressure Plant
These "visit" challenges are easy to complete. Just make sure to either drop in at these locations or stop by during a match. For those paying attention to the Fortnite season 9 story, these three spots played an important part this season. Polar Peak is where the monster first appeared, while Pressure Plant is where the giant robot was built. Then the two fought last Saturday at Loot Lake during The Final Showdown.
Previous weekly challenges
New in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10 and a new one appears every day.
Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges
01: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP
02: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #6
03: Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point
04: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Loot Lake with the Plasma Trail Contrails equipped
05: Accessible by using the Laid Back Shuffle Emote inside a dance club
06: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert
07: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella
08: Found within Junk Junction
10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP
11: Found beneath a circling jungle parrot
12: Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel
13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 2
14: Found within an RV park
16: Found in the desert house with too many chairs
17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building
18: Found somewhere between Mega Mall and Dusty Divot
19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building
20: Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles
21: Found inside a metal llama building
22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass
23: Found between an RV campsite, a gas station, and a monstrous footprint Location
24: Found within Fatal Field
25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 40
26: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker
28: Accessible by solving the pattern match puzzle outside a desert junkyard
29: Found underneath the tree in Crackshot's Cabin
30: Somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park
31: Found at a meteor crater overlook
32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point
33: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #10
34: Found between a fork and knife
35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP
36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
37: Found inside a disaster bunker in Pleasant Park
39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 2
40: Accessible with the Demi outfit on a sundial in the desert
41: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant
43: Accessible by wearing the Nana Cape Back Bling inside a Banana Stand
44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 20
46: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 100
47: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus
48: Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne
49: Found in Trog's ice cave
50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins
51: Accessible by using the Cluck Strut to cross the road in front of Peely's Banana Stand
52: Accessible with Bot Spray inside a Robot Factory
53: Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair
55: Found within Haunted Hills
57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times
58: Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores
59: Accessible with Durrr! Emoji inside Pizza Pit restaurant
60: Accessible with Sign Spinner Emote in front of the happy Oink restaurant
61: Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on a frozen waterfall
62: Accessible with the Stratus outfit within an abandoned mansion
63: Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields
64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain
65: Found in a basement budget movie set
66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times
67: Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform
68: Found within a snowy town bookshop
69: Found inside a stone pig building
70: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon with the Vibrant Contrails
71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 1
72: Found within Salty Spring
74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast
75: Found within an airport hanger
76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below
77: Found within a trackside taco shop
78: Found within a Ranger tower overlooking a drained lake
79: Found within an arcade
80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim
81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge
82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block
83: Found in a rock garden near the coast
84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 60
85: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP
87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times
88: Found somewhere within map location J3.
89: Accessible by flying the Scarlet Strike Glider through the rings east of Snobby Shores.
90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times
91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock
92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lava fall
95: Found at a Solar Panel Array in the Jungle
96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 80
97: Found hidden within Loading Screen #8
98: Found within a Viking longhouse
99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP
100: Found on the highest floor of the tallest building in Neo Tiilted
For those who don't want to wait for all 100 Fortbytes to be revealed, one Fortnite data miner discovered what the complete image will look like.
The image shows Bunker Jonesy, one of the skins introduced in season 9, drawing images from previous events in the game including the meteor shower, the volcano erupting and a giant cube, all of which were used to end a season. Off to the right near his foot appears to be the Polar Peak beast that is causing destruction on the island this season. More importantly, Jonesy appears to be covering a drawing that's likely the big event to end Fortnite season 9.
As in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season.
What's different in Fortnite season 9 is that one of the Utopia challenges revolved around Fortbytes. Players who found 90 of the collectibles that are discoverable as of Wednesday, July 10, will unlock the Singularity skin.
Unlike other skins, the Singularity has multiple variants. Scattered across the map are helmets representing the different styles and each has its own name: Cuddle, Rex, Drift, Durrr and Pizza. A player with the Singularity skin unlocked can pick up a helmet that will unlock the corresponding style.
Here's a map showing where to find the five Singularity helmets.
When players finish the weekly challenges, they'll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9, week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.
For Fortnite season 9, week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn't have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it's in the description of the screen. It says, "Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can't be stopped." This will lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.
Once a player's done with week 3's challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.
As in week 2's Utopia loading screen, week 4's image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the "D" and "I" are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.