Do you have friends that no longer play Fortnite?
With the Reboot a Friend program you can earn rewards when you play Fortnite with an old friend.
Currently, Reboot a Friend is in beta and you can only reboot friends that haven’t played Fortnite for 30 days or more.
The Reboot a Friend beta is available from December 14, 2020 at 3 am ET until January 4, 2021 at 3 am ET.
How to reboot a friend
First, head over to the Reboot a Friend website.
From here, you’ll see the big yellow let’s reboot a friend button. Click this and sign in to your account.
Now you’ll see a list of the eligible friends that you can reboot. Select one of your friends to reboot.
Note that you can only reboot one friend at a time.
Once you’ve selected a friend to reboot, you have an option to swap to another player. You can swap to any player, as long as you haven’t already rebooted them.
When you swap you will keep everything you already unlocked, but you will lose the games played progress and will have to start again, and you cannot go back to a previously rebooted player.
What are the rewards for rebooting a friend?
When you play matches with the friend you rebooted, you can unlock different tiers of rewards. Both you and your friend will receive the same rewards.
You get rewards at 1, 5, 10, and 20 matches played.
Here are the rewards you can unlock in the Reboot a Friend beta:
- 1 match: Reboot Emoticon
- 5 matches: Key Change lobby track
- 10 matches: Twin Talons pickaxe
- 20 matches: Holofoil wrap
Rewards will be issued to all winners within 7 days.
You can find the full Reboot a Friend rules here.
Epic Games are always looking for new ways to get and keep users playing Fortnite.
But the Reboot a Friend program is the first time I’ve seen a game encourage and reward players for bringing back friends that used to play.
This makes a lot of sense, right?
As you know, Fortnite has changed a lot since it was first released. So if you started playing back in Chapter 1, for example, then you’ll know that the game is completely different now.
Heck, even this latest season is totally different from last season because there has been a ton of changes.
You see, Fortnite is consistently evolving. So if you have some friends you haven’t played with for weeks, months, or even years, then now is the perfect time to bring them back because you both can get rewards with the Reboot a Friend program.
You could also rediscover the reason you and that particular friend used to play together so much.
The Fortnite team knows that if they can just get you or an old player to just stick around for a few games, then maybe you’ll get the Battle Pass, and maybe you’ll stick around for longer to play more games and spend more money.
Epic Games sure know how to make this game compelling.
Anyway, I hope that the new Reboot a Friend will allow you and many others to reunite with an old friend that you haven’t played with for a long time.
So make sure you have some fun together and get some Victory Royales!