On the Fortnite blog, an exciting announcement was made today confirming the return of Reboot a Friend. For those unfamiliar with what Reboot a Friend is in Fortnite, it’s an in-game event that centers around inviting friends who haven’t played Fortnite in a while to play games with you.
By participating in Reboot a Friend, you’ll be able to earn free rewards in Fortnite. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know if you’re looking to participate in Reboot a Friend in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6!
Reboot a Friend Back in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6
Epic Games is bringing back Reboot a Friend in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. The Reboot a Friend in-game event begins April 6 and runs until April 26. During that time, you’ll be able to invite up to three eligible friends who haven’t played Fortnite in 30 or more days to play games with you.
In doing so, you’ll be able to earn free rewards like the Toxic Flash Glider, Heartbeat Wrap, Plasma Carrot Pickaxe, and Reboot Spray. To participate in Reboot a Friend, you’ll need to head over to the Reboot a Friend website and hit the “Get Started” button which will then prompt you to sign in to your Epic account.
From there, you’ll land on a page where you can hit “Reboot” and choose eligible people from your friends list to invite. In the FAQ section of the Reboot a Friend post on the Fortnite blog, eligibility is based on the following:
“To reboot someone in Reboot a Friend, you’ll need to have friends on your Friend List who meet the program requirements. Most notably, only friends who haven’t played Fortnite for 30 days or more can be rebooted.”
In the event no one on your Friend List is eligible, there’s still a way to earn points and participate.
“If you have no rebootable friends, you can still earn points by selecting any friend on your friend list as a squadmate. You’ll be able to earn 10 points per game with these friends. Note: you won’t be able to score the 100-point first-game bonus.”
The more points you earn, the closer you’ll get to earning prizes. Playing a game with a rebooted player will net you 100 points, while every game after that is 10 points. Rewards up for grabs include the Reboot Spray, Heartbeat Wrap, Toxic Flash Glider, and the Plasma Carrot Pickaxe (2 variants).
The Fortnite blog notes that these aren’t exclusive items, but they are items that have never been released before. In the future, they may be available for purchase in the Item Shop. Rewards you and your friends earned will be made available within seven days of unlocking them.
If you’re still confused about any aspect of the Reboot a Friend event in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6, we recommend reading through the full FAQ on the Fortnite blog. You can also head directly to the Reboot a Friend website to get started.