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Fortnite - Birthday Cake locations: Where to dance in front of cakes and consume Birthday Cakes explained

Happy fourth birthday Fortnite!

Dancing in front of cakes and consuming Birthday Cakes in different matches are two of the Fortnite Birthday challenges in Chapter 2 Season 8.

For these challenges, you need to visit a number of the named locations on the Fortnite map and find the Birthday Cakes hidden within.

Completing both of these challenges will help you earn the three Birthday items - the 4 Me??? Back Bling, Hoopla Hammer harvesting tool and 4? Score! emoticon - rather than XP for the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection and Eren Jaeger skin. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

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Birthday Cake locations in Fortnite explained

There are 14 Birthday Cakes you can dance in front of to complete this Fortnite Birthday challenge. Each one is located in a named location on the Fortnite map seen below.

The locations of the birthday cakes.

If you're struggling to find one of the cakes, then we recommend jumping in a car and driving around your chosen location. Keep an eye out for the big cake and balloons! Don't forget about opposing players who might want to cut your celebrations short either...

To find the Birthday Cake in Believer Beach, you need to head to the carpark just to the west of the pier.

The Birthday Cake in Catty Corner can be found near the petrol station.

If you want to visit the Birthday Cake in Coral Castle, head to the southern entrance of the central ruins.

You can find the Corny Crops Birthday Cake on the western side of the farmhouse.

In Craggy Cliffs, the Birthday Cake is located outside the shop opposite the entrance to Fishsticks' restaurant.

The Birthday Cake for Dirty Docks can be found on the southern side of the warehouse south of the road leading into this location.

To find the Birthday Cake in Holly Hedges you need to visit the entrance of the garden centre.

If you want to find the Birthday Cake in Misty Meadows, you need to head to the east side of town and simply walk along the road till you spot the cake.

When visiting Lazy Lake you can find a Birthday Cake near the toll booth.

The Birthday Cake in Pleasant Park can found in the central park near goals for the football pitch.

Visit the main carpark in Retail Row to find another Birthday Cake.

The Birthday Cake in Sludgy Swamp can be found roughly in the middle of the factory area.

One Birthday Cake can be found in the Steamy Stacks carpark.

It's important to note that there are Birthday Cakes in other named locations than the one highlighted above, such as in Weeping Woods, but dancing in front of these cakes doesn't appear to count towards the challenge.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is here! It brings a free Lego Insider skin and redemption codes with it, along with a new Victory Umbrella. We've also got pages on new features like Medallions, Weapon Mods, and how to complete a Train Heist. Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are in the current season, how to get XP fast, and what the best PC settings are to help earn a Victory Crown.

How to consume Birthday Cakes in Fortnite

Once you've found a Birthday Cake in Fortnite, you'll be able to consume the pieces of cake dotted around it, unless somebody else has already eaten them!

If you're not at full health and shield, then eating the cake will restore some of both metres. Yet, if you are at full health, then it will only restore part of your shield.

You will need to consume four pieces of Birthday Cake in four different matches to complete one of the Fortnite Birthday challenges. We recommend trying to visit one of the many cakes at the start of the match to ensure you get a piece of cake before making a quick get away.

It's important to note that your progress for this challenge may only appear when you're either eliminated or win the match.

If you'd like to learn more about Season 8 of Fortnite, visit our pages on the Season 8 Battle Pass, Sideways encounters, Sideways weapons, colour bottle locations, quest punchcards and where to find IO guards.

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