Epic Announces World Cup and Birthday Cosmetics

Saturday, 27 Jul, 2019

Available to download now, the new update adds the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle, Birthday Presents and Overtime challenges. Both the Cake and Present will be in Fortnite on Wednesday when the 2nd birthday kicks off with challenges to unlock a weapon skin and a new pickaxe. Epic's description indicates that players will get access to a sneak peak of the next Storm circle when using the sniper's scope. There's also a bunch of pressies knocking around to celebrate the game's second anniversary, offering up Legendary items.

Here's what you have to look forward to this week.

The Storm Scout sniper rifle, as it's called, is unique for one key reason. It's not the most powerful sniper in the game, with a base damage of 81/85, but it has a trick up its sleeve.

Stay one step ahead of the Storm by scoping in to see it's next location!

The picture-in-picture will show the official English stream while you play, large enough for you to follow what's going on and probably also large enough to distract you. There are six different combinations of loot found in the boxes, and only by opening them will you discover what you've received.

There's birthday cake, too.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

Each week brings a different focus, so it's worth checking in each time to see what each Fortnite update brings. Twitter users are already clamoring for Epic to return the Fishskin style to the Item Store, which they are likely to do before this weekend's event.