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Fortnite Refer a Friend program explained – here’s how to unlock the Rainbow Racer skin

FORTNITE refer-a-friend is back, with a Rainbow Racer skin up for grabs, along with a handful of other rewards.

While the program is set to run for a while, you can unlock pretty much all of the items in a matter of days.

That's with the exception of the Fortnite Rainbow Racer skin that already has the community pre-emptively tearing their hair out.

Fortnite refer-a-friend program explained

Formally known as reboot-a-friend, Fortnite refer-a-friend lets your friends earn rewards by simply playing the game together.

There are a few caveats though, most notably that the person you're referring has played less than 120 minutes of the core Fortnite Battle Royale mode in the last 30 days.

To get started, head to the refer-a-friend website and make sure you're logged in.

Then just add an eligible friend from your friend list, or grab the share invite link which you can send directly.

You can invite up to five friends but all of you can only earn the rewards once.

Epic also says that if you particpate in the program as a referrer, you can't rejoin later as a referee, and vice versa.

You can invite up to five friends but your activates and points earned are tracked separately with each of them.

When does Fortnite refer-a-friend program end?

Once you're in the program, the window of time you and your friends have to complete the challenges and earn your rewards ends at 8:59PM PT / 11:59pm ET on January 10, 2022. That's 4:59am GMT on January 11, 2022.

You can sign up for the program between now and 11.59pm ET, November 14.

Fortnite refer-a-friend rewards

There are five rewards available to unlock for completing the following challenges:

The challenges are all fairly straightforward with the exception of the last one, which nets you the Rainbow Racer skin.

Epic knows you're in for the long haul with this challenge, as account levels can be gained across seasons.

Players with a lower level will have an advantage, as will new ones who can pick up XP via NPC quests.

How to complete Fortnite Rainbow Racer challenges

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Join the refer-a-friend program as a referrer and get a friend to sign up as a referee.

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Play one game in Fortnite with a referee (duos, trios, squads).

Flair Fare Glider

Place top 10, three times, with your referee (duos, trios, squads).

Drive Shaft Pickaxe

Eliminate 10 opponents with your referee (duos, trios, squads).

Rainbow Racer skin

You and your referee must gain 60 account levels each from where you were when you started the program.

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