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How to get free Xander skin with Fortnite Refer a Friend program: Challenges & rewards

Fortnite’s Refer a Friend is finally back in Chapter 3 Season 3, offering players brand new challenges and rewards to earn.

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Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program is officially back, giving players a chance to gain new rewards through playing with friends. Here’s how to Refer a Friend and earn new rewards in Fortnite.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has had a lot to offer so far, including the 21.30 update which introduced the Prime Shotgun and the upcoming Anime Legends Pack.

Players are used to completing weekly challenges to increase their Battle Pass level, and according to leaks, players will have even more rewards up for grabs with the return of Refer a Friend.

When is Fortnite Refer a Friend? Start & end date

The Fortnite Refer a Friend program kicked off on July 19, 2022, and ends on January 10, 2023, at 11:59 ET.

The Epic Games blog states that players must complete tasks together “before February 19 at 11:59 PM” in order to earn the rewards.

How to refer a friend in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Refer a Friend system allows players to earn rewards by completing challenges after signing up for the event and inviting players to the game.

Players can refer up to five players who have played less than two hours of Battle Royale in the last 30 days. Then, the player has to play with the referees to complete challenges and earn rewards.

Simply follow these steps to refer a friend and participate:

  1. Head over to the Epic Games website
  2. Sign in to your Epic Account
  3. You can then refer up to five players, including completely new players
  4. Play with your referees and earn rewards

Fortnite Refer a Friend challenges

The Refer a Friend program has five challenges for players to complete with their referee for the five rewards that will be up for grabs. Some of these challenges will take longer than expected, so luckily players have a while to complete them.

  • Add a Fortnite friend
  • Play 1 Game with your referee/friend
  • Place Top 10 6 Times with your referee/friend
  • Eliminate 45 Enemies with your referee/friend
  • Gain plus 60 LVLs on your own and wait for your friend to gain plus 60 LVLs too

Also, it’s good to keep in mind that you can complete the same task multiple times with different friends. However, rewards can only be earned once.

Fortnite Refer a Friend rewards

The rewards for the Refer a Friend program have been revealed, showing off the new skin and cosmetics that players will be aiming to unlock.

There’s a total of five items for players to earn through completing the Refer a Friend challenges.

  • Xander Outfit
  • Double Draw Spray
  • Immortal Oasis Wrap
  • Oasis Wind Pickaxe
  • Oasis Wind Backbling

What is a referee in Fortnite?

A referee in Fortnite is someone who has been referred by a friend (the referrer) to take part in the Refer a Friend challenges.

The referrer and referee must play together to complete all of the challenges and earn the Xander Outfit and the rest of the rewards. But if you participate as a referee, you can’t be a referrer (and vice versa).


That’s all on Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program. Make sure you keep checking back on this page for the latest, and for more on Fortnite check out all of the NPC locations for Chapter 3 Season 3.

Image Credits: Epic Games