Fortnite’s new refer a friend feature has launched (say that five times faster), which means you can get new rewards for persuading your friends to open Fortnite for the first time – or at least for the first time in a long time.
Of course, being battle royale, Fortnite is always a better experience with friends. So if you’re hoping to build your own team, you might as well get some cosmetic rewards for your problem. You can even get the new “Rainbow Racer” skin if you complete missions with your friends.
The only catch? You need to refer friends and complete tasks together on a certain date, so you don’t miss out on rewards.
Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to refer a friend in Fortnite, and exactly how to get each cosmetic reward.
Refer a friend: Register on the official website
The first step is to go to Epic’s Refer a Friend Web page Sign up with your Epic account. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a pink button that says “Register.”
Your next step is to actually refer friends and get them to sign up. This will only work for Epic accounts that have logged less than 120 minutes in solos, duos, trios or teams in Fortnite Battle Royale in the last 30 days, including new players.
When you sign in, you will be taken to a new page that lists your progress. Scroll down until you see the Add Friend button under Friends List.
Another box will appear, allowing you to search for friends’ usernames or select previously connected friends.
You’ll get a notification that your friend has been added as a referee (not the rules-loving type, though).
Refer a friend in Fortnite: Quests to complete
These are the tasks you need to complete to earn rewards with the refer a friend feature.
- Refer 1 to 5 friends – Bonus: Rainbow Racer loading screen.
- Play 1 game with your judgment (Doubles, Triples, Teams, other modes or time-limited times do not count) – Bonus: Rainbow Wrap.
- Place the top 10 three times with your judgment – Bonus: a rainbow glider.
- Eliminate 10 opponents with your own judgment – Bonus: Rainbow Racer Pickaxe
- You and your referee should get 60 account levels from where you were when you started the Refer a Friend Program – Bonus: Rainbow Racer Body. (This can be achieved more easily by coordinating group tasks and sharing XP)
Refer a friend in Fortnite: dates to consider
You must register your friends for Fortnite between October 25 and 11:59 PM ET on November 14, 2021.
You must then complete any tasks before January 10th. Fortunately, that’s plenty of time to achieve the 60 levels you need to advance for Rainbow Racer.