Fortnite Battle Royale v26.10 Sep 19 Hotfix: Celebrate BR’s 6th Birthday!

The Fortnite Team

Can you believe it? Fortnite Battle Royale is nearly 6 years old, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how — with the hottest of fixes and a bounty of birthday goodies. The v26.10 Sep 19 hotfix unvaults a variety of birthday items and brings Birthday Quests you can complete for special cosmetic rewards. Many happy returns!

Birthday Cake

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Who doesn’t love cake? This red velvet delight can be found around the Island and swiftly consumed to recover some Health and Shield.

Birthday Presents!

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Aw, you didn’t think we’d forgotten, did you? Scoop up one of these enticing boxes of mystery and unfurl the ribbon (i.e. give it a good smack with your Pickaxe) to find out what lies inside! Find Birthday Presents! from the ground and Chests.


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Discover one of these deceptively load-bearing inflatables and find yourself immediately more airborne and agile. Balloons can be found from the ground (ironically) and Chests.

Jump Balloon Reality Augment

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Are you above finding Balloons? Activate the new Jump Balloon Reality Augment to get a Balloon automatically when you jump, until you reach the max number of Balloons.

Birthday Cake, Birthday Presents!, Balloons, and the Jump Balloon Reality Augment will remain in Battle Royale until v26.20!

Birthday Quests and Rewards

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From eating Birthday Cake, collecting Birthday Presents!, all the way to wishing the bus driver a happy birthday — Birthday Quests are live now until September 26, 2023, at 12 AM ET! Complete individual Quests for XP, and complete certain amounts of Quests for special Locker items:

  • Complete 1 Birthday Quest: Birthday Basher Pickaxe

  • Complete 3 Birthday Quests: Birthday Dash Spray

  • Complete 5 Birthday Quests: Slice O' Six Back Bling

More in v26.10 Sep 19 Hotfix: Unvaulted Reality Augments

Alongside the festivity features, the Shell Slide and Bloodhound Reality Augments have been unvaulted! When Shell Slide is activated, you’ll gain Shotgun shells while sliding. With Bloodhound, enemies hit by your DMR shots will be marked for a short duration.

Competitive Notes

  • Birthday Presents! are not included in tournaments.

  • In tournaments, Balloons are only obtainable from the Jump Balloon Reality Augment.