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How to get free Fortnite rewards with Reboot-A-Friend event

The Fortnite Reboot-A-Friend promotion returns for Season 6. Here’s how to earn free skins and cosmetics by playing with firends.

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The popular Fortnite Reboot-A-Friend event has returned. Players can now earn free in-game cosmetics by bringing their friends back to Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how.

Epic Games have reintroduced the popular Reboot-A-Friend promotion to Fortnite Season 6. This event rewards players for bringing their friends back to the game. Playing with friends who haven’t been on Fortnite in over 30 days will net you some exclusive rewards.

We saw the same promotion run last year, but Epic revamped it for 2021 – this time offering players some substantial rewards for rebooting their buddies.

Reboot-A-Friend Rewards

Unlike the first Reboot-A-Friend system, which ended in January 2021, players will earn points towards cosmetic rewards rather than rewards for each game they play. Players who reboot a friend will earn 100 points for their first game and 10 points for every game after that.

To unlock all of the rewards, you’ll need to earn 400 points. Here are the requirements for all of the Reboot-A-Friend rewards.

  • 100 points: Reboot a Friend Spray
  • 200 points: Heartbeat Wrap
  • 300 points: Toxic Flash Glider
  • 400 points: Plasma Carrot Pickaxe

You don’t need to rely on inactive players to receive your rewards, either. You need to Reboot someone to earn the 100-point bonus, but you can earn 10 points for every match you play with any friend.

If you reboot four friends, you can easily get 100 points per match and unlock all of the rewards in a single play session.

There’s no end date on the Reboot-A-Friend event as of now, but we assume Epic will change the prizes in the future. We’ll make sure to update you if they change any rewards or requirements.

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Where to find the Plasma Cannon in Fortnite Season 7

The new Plasma Cannon in Fortnite is a deadly energy pistol. Here is where players can find one for themselves to wreak mass destruction.

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A new weapon proves to be the deadliest addition to the Battle Royale yet. Here is where players can find the Plasma Cannon in Fortnite Season 7.

Season 7 has been a battle between The IO and Alien invaders. And as expected, both sides brought high-tech weaponry to the battlefield. The IO introduced Recon Scanners and Rail Guns, while aliens have their Ray Guns and Saucers.

Over the course of the season, The IO has developed new tech to ward off the aliens. The Inflate-a-Bull turns players into cows, and an upcoming gravity weapon throws heavy objects. But the latest addition is a Plasma Cannon in Fortnite.

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The Plasma Cannon is a new pistol, but it packs a lot more punch than the normal sidearms. Instead of bullets, the Plasma Cannon in Fortnite shoots massive slow-moving energy balls that zap nearby objects and players. It only has a magazine of five shots, and it can’t be reloaded with any bullet type.

As for damage, it can be a quick way to melt away your opponents’ health. The Plasma Cannon generated a dome around it. Anything inside the dome will be zapped for 33 damage and will be impulses away. If a player manages to stay inside the dome, they will continually take 33 points of damage every zap. It’s also very important to note that builds stand no chance against the energy balls. Any wall, floor, cone, or ramp that the energy ball touches basically disappears on impact.

While the Plasma Cannon in Fortnite is incredibly strong, it isn’t a Mythic or Exotic weapon. This means players can find it inside of IO Chests and regular chests. It has a higher chance to drop from IO Chests which are commonly found at different satellite stations. It can also be crafted by combining a Legendary Pistol with Alien Nanites.

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While technically the Plasma Cannon can only shoot one energy ball at a time, a player can have multiple in their inventory. If a player cycles through their Plasma Cannons, they can shoot multiple balls at a time. This could make for an extremely deadly situation for whoever is on the receiving end.

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How to win at Fortnite in 2021

Here’s how to win Fortnite in 2021. While the game may seem more challening than ever, these tips will help you secure a dub.

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Even if a lobby is filled to the brim with sweaty Renegade Raiders, this guide will teach you how to win Fortnite matches.

It’s 2021, Fortnite has been around for a few years, and the barrier to entry seems higher than ever. Anyone who is remotely good at the game is called a “sweat”, and those who can’t crack 90’s are better left on the Battle Bus. If you’ve never dropped into a round of Fortnite before, you might as well not even try, right?

Wrong! Fortnite’s skill ceiling is pretty intimidating, but you don’t need fancy building tricks to pull off a dub. This guide will give new and stagnant players the tops they need to learn how to win Fortnite. These tried and true techniques will help players survive until the end game, and maybe even pull out a Victory Royale.

Run, Hide, and Stay out of sight to win Fortnite

For inexperienced players, the worst thing you can do is get into a scuffle. Fights are bad news for a couple of reasons. The first is that you never know your opponent’s skill level until the battle has begun. And once you start a fight, it’s pretty difficult to run away.

Secondly, once shots are fired, they alert other players to your location. This means even if you manage to win a fight, nearby skilled players will come to hunt you down. It’s better to let other players kill one another before engaging. But how do you avoid these encounters?

First off, fly as far away from the Battle Bus as possible. You can see the path the bus will take before the game begins, so plan to go somewhere farther away from the bus’s flight path. Every POI and most landmarks will have decent loot to start, so even if you fly far away you can still get some good gear.

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Bushes are an inexperienced player’s best friend

Depending on where you land, you may have to travel a great distance to get out of the storm. Vehicles are great for rotating, but they also make a lot of noise. Don’t spend too long in one place, and remember, bushes are your new best friend. These guys will keep you hidden from enemies, and also help inexperienced players get the jump on passersby.

Grey and Green isn’t going to win round of Fortnite

That’s right. You can’t expect to win the last dance if all of your equipment is grey or green. Common and Uncommon weapons deal the least amount of damage, and if you’re playing it safe, these might be the only rarities you come by.

However, there are chests scattered all over the map, even outside of POIs and landmarks. Loot every chest you see for the best shot at getting better weapons. It may seem trivial to get a weapon that does one extra damage per shot, but that one shot can make a huge difference.

Building just a little can help win Fortnite

You don’t have to know how to build like a contractor in order to know how to win Fortnite. In fact, you just need to know the bare-bones basics to protect yourself from getting shot. Just throwing up a wall when shots are fired is 100% better than standing out in the open.

You should start by practicing placing a wall and a ramp. The wall will protect you and the ramp from taking damage. The ramp will give you multiple angles you can shoot from, while also protecting you from incoming fire. This simple building technique just might be enough to pull off a coveted win.

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The “Panic Ramp” is a great building technique for beginners.

Your building will get better over time and with practice, but starting with the basics is a huge deal. A wall can mean the difference between life and death – victory and defeat.

Winning Fortnite in the End Game

The End Game refers to the final 10 players left in the lobby. The total number of players drops pretty quickly to around this number. If you’ve followed the steps provided, you should make it to the top 10 pretty often. However, closing is a different story.

Since the circle is now getting to a fairly small size, the places you can hide start to disappear and it’s harder to stay out of sight. Bushes are always an option, and building small forts can help too. However, building gives away your location so be ready for a fight.

You need to wait until you are in the top 3. If you can make it this far, you have a solid chance of winning. Wait for your two opponents to start attacking one another, and learn their locations. End Game fights are intense and can last a long time, so be patient. Once one of them is eliminated, attack the survivor. They should have low health and won’t be prepared for another fight so soon. With the right timing and enough luck, you might just have learned how to win Fortnite.

It’s not always about winning

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Don’t sweat the losses, just have fun!

Winning a round of Fortnite is one of the most rewarding feelings in video games. But, your sole focus shouldn’t be on securing the dub. Sure, it’s nice to win, but Fortnite offers much more than a flashy victory screen.

Learn to have fun in every round you play. Go fishing on a shoreline and let the storm tick away your health as you reel in those fish. Race your friends around the island, or take Ferraris off sick jumps. Discover new locations you’ve never been to before. There’s so much more to Fortnite, and learning how to win is just one facet of the game.

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Where to find and defeat Riot in Fortnite Season 7

This guide will help players find and defeat Riot in Fortnite to complete their Season 7 Week 7 challenges.

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One of the Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 challenges requires players to find and defeat Riot in Fortnite.

There are a bunch of NPCs scattered around the map, and each has its own uses. Some sell players weapons, other aid them in battle, and some can even be hired to be the player’s bodyguard.

However, there are some NPCs that are pretty nasty to deal with. These NPCs will fire at a player on sight but offer some nice weaponry in return. Riot is one of these NPCs, although his gear isn’t as flashy as Dr. Slone’s or Zyg and Choppy’s. Nonetheless, here is where players can find and defeat Riot in Fortnite.

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Where to find and defeat Riot

Riot is a rowdy rock ‘n roll NPC located on the west side of the Yellow Steel Bridge. This bridge is located between Misty Meadow and Catty Corner. Players have likely visited this bridge numerous times in past seasons as it has been the focal point of many weekly challenges.

Players will want to make sure they have a weapon before going toe to toe with Riot. They might also want to stock up on some building materials. Hostile NPCs usually have a pretty deadly aim, and their weapons are Epic rarity or greater. As well, NPCs have more health than players do which can make them a little tougher to take down.

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Once Riot is eliminated the challenge will be complete. Players will be rewarded with a whopping 30k experience points which should get them one step closer to completing the Battle Pass or earning more season rewards.

Make sure to check out the full list of all of the Fortnite Season 7 weekly challenges. Players will want to complete them before the season’s end to ensure they grab up all of this season’s rewards.

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