How to get free Fortnite rewards with Reboot a Friend scheme

Andrew Highton
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Epic’s Reboot a Friend reward initiative is to encourage previous Fortnite players to return to the game and reward them with free goodies. Use our guide to land yourself some cool gear and freebies.

Has Fortnite battle royale fatigue set in for some of your closest online gaming friends? Well, fear not as Epic has launched a scheme to try and tempt them back in with free goodies as a present.

It’s not the first time that Epic has offered Reboot a Friend, and this latest incarnation has fun stuff that may end up being exclusive, so it’s imperative that you follow our guide and get them as soon as possible.

Furthermore, even if you and your friends play regularly, then you’ll still be able to earn the rewards.

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The aim of the promotion is to earn points to unlock free items to customize your character with. The biggest appeal is the 100 points that can be earned for playing a game with a rebooted friend.

The first thing to note is that the starting 100-point promotion can only be offered to players that have been absent from Fortnite for over 30 days. If you’ve played sooner than that then you will not be eligible for the big bonus.

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If you have played sooner, then you can still pair up with up to three friends to earn points.

To link up to your teammates and earn points, this is what you’ll need to do claim these rewards:

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  1. Head to Fortnite’s Official Reboot a Friend website
  2. Click Get Started and sign into your Fortnite account
  3. You’ll then be able to select up to three friends to join you to earn points
  4. Once you’re all synced up, go and play Fortnite to earn points!

How do I earn points towards Reboot a Friend rewards?

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So as we’ve already said, if you have linked up to other players using the above method, then your first game with a player that hasn’t played for 30 days will earn 100 points.

Any subsequent games after this, or for players that don’t have any eligible squadmates, will earn an additional 10 points per game.

What prizes can I earn from Reboot a Friend in Fortnite Season 6?

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The whole point of earning points is to unlock cool new items to equip and show off to other players.

Here’s all the flashy equipment you can unlock to equip:

  • Reboot Spray
  • Heartbeat Wrap
  • Toxic Flash Glider
  • Plasma Carrot Pickaxe (2 variants)

Reboot a Friend start date in Fortnite Season 6

The good news for those players who are keen to get stuck into the promotion and start earning points straight away is that you can start right now.

Reboot a Friend’s start date is April 6 and will conclude on April 26.

It’s another cool promotion to keep Season 6 bubbling over as fans are already awaiting news on Season 7.

Image credits: Epic Games

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