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Seemingly in a bid to get players to return to Fortnite, Epic has just announced Reboot A Friend for the constantly evolving battle royale game. But what is it, what are the rewards, and is it really even worth your time?
Let’s go over everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Reboot A Friend feature.
What Is Reboot A Friend?
In essence, you can pick one of your friends who hasn’t played Fortnite in a while and both of you will then earn rewards for playing matches together. The player who is invited can’t have played Fortnite in the last 30 days as they will not be eligible for Reboot A Friend.
You will have to login to a special raf.fortnite.com website and then sign up for the program there, inviting your friend to take part in Reboot A Friend with you. You’ll need your Epic account details.
Reboot A Friend is available from December 14th, 2020 at 3 am ET until January 4th, 2021 at 3 am ET as it’s a beta.
Reboot A Friend Rewards
Here’s everything that you can unlock for taking part in Reboot A Friend over the next few weeks based on the number of matches played with your selected friend:
Key Change Lobby Track
Twin Talons Pickaxe
Rewards will be gifted to accounts up to seven days from the conclusion of the program.
Is Reboot A Friend Worth the Effort?
That entirely depends on just how much you play Fortnite and how dearly you hold cosmetics. All of the cosmetics are decent and it’s always nice to get exclusive things that you can’t get elsewhere — and also for completely free.
However, actually getting old players to return to the program might be a bit of an issue, though you may be able to use alt accounts to kind of trick the game. Epic will probably notice you using alts and then just remove the rewards from your account, so maybe don’t bother, actually.
It’s also a little questionable that you’re being used as a marketing (or re-marketing, in this case) tool for Fortnite by Epic. If you have a friend who’s been talking about playing Fortnite again, invite them to play Reboot A Friend by all means, but it’s just a bit cynical. The rules call people who haven’t played Fortnite in a while “Lapsed Players”, which feels a bit icky.
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