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Fortnite's Reboot a Friend program kicks off its beta test

Published: 16:57, 14 December 2020
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Fortnite - Reboot a Friend
Fortnite - Reboot a Friend

Fortnite players now have the chance to earn some sweet rewards for playing the game with friends who have been inactive for some time. The Reboot a Friend program kicks off today, December 14.

Reboot a Friend is Fortnite's latest campaign that will reward players who play the game with friends who haven’t played in a while.

The campaign will enter its beta stage today, December 14. With Chapter 2 - Season 5 in full swing, it's a great time to help your friends with Quests and Bounties. 

Reboot a Friend FAQ 

  • Who is eligible for the program?
    • Anyone can log in to the Reboot a Friend website and check if they have friends ready to be rebooted. To be eligible for rewards, you must play one match with a successfully rebooted friend.
    • Check out the full "Reboot a Friend Beta" rules here .
  • How long will the Reboot a Friend Early Access be available? 
    • The Reboot a Friend Beta is available from December 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. GMT through January 4, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. GMT.
  • How to get the rewards?
    • Players' invitees and their selected friends can unlock rewards after playing games with rebooted friends. Rewards will be added to your account within seven days. Both players will receive the same rewards after playing games together. More info in the table:
Matches Rewards
1 Match Reboot Emoticon
5 Matches Key Change Lobby Track
10 Matches Twin Talons Pickaxe
20 Matches Holofoil Wrap


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  • Which friends will be available in the Reboot a Friend Beta?
    • Participation will be limited to players who meet certain requirements: only friends who haven’t played Fortnite for 30 days or more can be rebooted.
  • How many friends can I "reboot"?
    • For the purpose of this test, the program will be limited to one "rebooted" friend.  
  • When will my rewards appear on my account?
    • The prizes will be issued to all winners within 7 days.
  • When will the program come out of beta?
    • No information on the official launch date has yet been given.
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