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Refer a friend overview: How to refer a friend in Fortnite for rewards

What’s better than playing Fortnite solo? Playing with your own squad of course! Especially when you can earn rewards as you do so. The friend referral has been extended a few times and recently made a comeback, so we’ll look into how it works for you. With our guide, you can quickly compete the in-game tasks for all the exclusives!

First things first: How to refer a friend in Fortnite

Let’s have an overview of the technical stuff first. In order to refer a friend in Fortnite and earn the rewards, you and your friends have to match a few criteria.

You as the referrer must:

  • Register on the refer a friend in Fortnite website with your Epic account
  • Log in and send out invites to up to 5 people
  • Not have been a referee
  • Be friends with the referee in-game

Your friend as the referee must:

  • Have played less than 120 minutes of any core Fortnite Battle Royale game mode (Solos, Duos, Trios, Squads) in the last 30 days  
  • Not have been a referrer
  • Be friends with the referrer in-game

If you and your friend match these criteria, you can complete tasks and challenges in the game to gather points and earn cool stuff like free skins, weapons, banner icons and more.

These are the challenges for the current Refer a Friend in Fortnite rewards

Most of the challenges for the refer a friend in Fortnite rewards are relatively easy to complete, with one glaring exception. But one thing after the other.

Having the majority of challenges be on the easy side makes sense, since bringing in a friend who’s new to the game or hasn’t played in a while should be an opportunity to show them the ropes and help them have fun in the game. Easy challenges make it a lot more likely that the newbie will feel a sense of accomplishment and want to keep playing. For those who do want to challenge themselves though, there’s one big task that’ll take a lot of effort and dedication.

Here’s an overview of the current refer a friend in Fortnite challenges:

  • Play 1 match with your referred friend
  • Make it to the top 10 with your referred friend 3 different times
  • Eliminate 10 different opponents together with your referred friend
  • Gain 60 account levels with your referred friend (both accounts will need to gain 60 levels each)

Notice that last one? Yeah. That’s the one we were talking about that’ll take more time and determination than the others. If you want the reward for that challenge, it’s probably a good idea to make sure that the friend you refer is really excited about Fortnite and will play regularly.

Refer a friend in Fortnite: current rewards

As much fun as the game is, you’ll obviously want the free rewards when you refer a friend to Fortnite and go through the challenges with them. So let’s have a look at what you’ll get for the effort.

The current refer a friend to Fortnite program (Summer 2022) offers you the following rewards:

  • Back Bling
  • Pickaxe
  • Xander Skin
  • Weapon Wrap
  • Double Draw Spray
  • Xander Banner Icon

The skin in particular will obviously interest players, but unfortunately, that’s the reward for the rather grindy 60 level quest – so better get started if you want to enjoy the island decked up as Xander!

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

As of summer 2022, the reward program is active again! So if you refer a friend to Fortnite, you and your friend can both complete challenges for free items and skins. Most of them are fairly easy and quick to complete.

For the summer 2022 reward program, you can earn a variety of items themed around Xander: an exclusive skin, a back bling, pickaxe, weapon wrap, double draw spray and banner icon wait for you and your buddy when you refer a friend in Fortnite.

The challenges when you refer a friend in Fortnite are mostly easy: play one match with your friend, make it to the top 10 three times, eliminate 10 opponents together. The last challenges will take more effort though – it asks both you and your friend to gain 60 account levels each. Better get grinding! is a leading hub for all things esports and competitive gaming. From Counter-Strike to Valorant, from League of Legends to Dota 2, it's all covered, along with the community news that matters most to gamers.