Epic Games brought many impressive new additions to Fortnite Season 5. Now they’ve announced a new program that lets you earn free cosmetics by inviting some of your friends back in the game.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 has been out for a couple of weeks, and it brought various new weekly challenges, cosmetics, as well as Quests. There have also been numerous crossovers with The Mandalorian, Halo, God Of War, and The Walking Dead. There still a plethora of content that’s yet to be revealed.
Needless to say, this is an ideal time to jump into the Battle Royale and to have your friends join you. Epic Games has come out with a new promo to incentivize you to play with your friends. Starting December 14, the Reboot a Friend Beta will go live.
The promo gives you a chance to win brand new cosmetics for playing Fortnite Season 5 with friends that haven’t logged in for some time. Here’s how you can participate in this program.
How to participate in the Reboot a Friend beta
To take part in this program, you need to visit the Reboot a Friend website. From there, log in with your Epic account and invite friends who have not played Fortnite for a while. The friend you pick will be the one you play with.
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You can only select friends who haven’t played for 30 days. They will then become the Lapsed Players and be your partners in the different matches you jump into. You can check the site to see if you have any friends ready to be rebooted.
At the moment, you can only choose one “rebooted” friend to play with. Right now, the program is still in its beta stage, so this might change. Pick whomever you’d like, and then both of you will unlock rewards after playing together.
What prizes you win is dependent on the number of games you two play together. You are only eligible for these winnings if you play matches with the Lapsed Player. Here are the different tiers of rewards available:
- Level 1: Play one game to receive a “Reboot” in-game emoticon.
- Level 2: Play five games to receive a “Key Change” in-game lobby track.
- Level 3: Play ten games to receive a “Twin Talons” in-game pickaxe.
- Level 4: Play twenty games to receive a “Holofoil” in-game wrap.
If you and your friends unlock these awesome cosmetics, they will be issued to your account within 7 days. You will both get the same rewards for playing together.
This is a great way to encourage players to get back into Fortnite for the new season if they haven’t already. Having your buddies around to help with Quests and Bounties can make things much easier for you.
The promo is still in its beta stage as Epic Games are still testing things out. This means that the program will go through some changes in the near future. You can use the Reboot a Friend Beta from December 14, 2020, at 3 am ET through January 4, 2021, at 3 am ET.
How to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8
In another DC crossover, The Batman Who Laughs skin arrives in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to get the creepy new bundle.
In a further collaboration with DC Comics, Fortnite will receive The Batman Who Laughed skin in Season 8, so here’s how to get your hands on it.
Fortnite is currently in collaboration with DC Comics, bringing across a ton of skins and characters from the Batman Universe. This is all tied into the Fortnite/Batman comic series, where the latest issue prominently features The Batman Who Laughs.
This Batman/Joker hybrid from another universe will soon be arriving in Fortnite, so here’s how to get the skin and associated cosmetics for yourself.
How to get The Batman Who Laughs Fortnite skin
The Batman Who Laughs will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on October 26 at 5 PM PT / 8 PT ET / 1 AM BST (October 27).
It will also be available for those who purchase the upcoming Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic.
The Batman Who Laughs bundle is set to arrive with:
- The Batman Who Laughs Outfit
- Robin’s Perch Backbling
- Dark Multiverse Set Pickaxe and Glider
The Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic is set to also release on October 26 and will include a unique code that allows players to redeem the Outfit, Backbling, and a Loading Screen. The code will expire on November 12, 2025 – so there’s plenty of time to get the comic.
Also, as an exclusive bonus for purchasing the comic, you can also get The Dark Days Loading Screen that depicts The Batman Who Laughs perched on the Battle Bus.
Who is The Batman Who Laughs?
The Batman Who Laughs is Bruce Wayne from Earth -22 of the Dark Multiverse, who has been fused with his arch-enemy, The Joker.
This version of Bruce Wayne became infected with the Joker toxin, turning him into a violent supervillain.
He first appeared in the Batman/Fortnite Zero Point Issue 6 and is sure to be a terrifying addition to Season 8’s roster of characters.
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Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite Foundation comic teases exclusive Batman skin
Epic Games might be teasing a brand-new exclusive skin in the first issue of the Fortnite Foundation comic crossover.
Fortnite is doing another DC crossover in the Batman Fortnite Foundation comic, and Epic Games might be teasing an exclusive new skin on the cover of the first issue.
The Foundation, the mysterious leader of The Seven and main figure in the Zero Point storyline, will be heading to Gotham City in the new comic, and we might be getting an exclusive new skin of the ‘Caped Crusader’ as well.
Notable Fortnite insider iFireMonkey revealed the cover art for the first issue of the one-shot comic titled “Batman/Fortnite: Foundation.” The two title characters are shown battling it out at the center of the art.
One thing that caught the attention of both Fortnite and DC fans was the lurking figure in the background of the cover. The design indicates that it’s The Batman Who Laughs, a version of Batman that was infected by the Joker toxin.
This has started speculation that this character would be an exclusive skin that will come bundled with Batman Fortnite Foundation #1 when it hits shelves on October 26.
While we don’t know much about the story of this new comic, physical copies of crossover comics usually have a code that players can use to unlock a new outfit. This has been the case with the previous Batman comic characters.
We previously saw characters like Harley Quinn and Catwoman join the fray along with Deathstroke’s glider. Epic Games might be planning to bring even more cool Batman-related skins in the game.
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However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just speculation. We don’t have any official confirmation from Epic Games about what new skin will be coming to the game next, but we might get some more info at DC FanDome this weekend.
For more on Fortnite, check out how to get the Walking Dead Rick Grimes skin, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.
Image credits: Epic Games / DC
Fortnite Spider-Man crossover coming this year, claims leaker
According to a known leaker, Marvel’s Spider-Man could be the next character making his way onto the Fortnite island.
Fortnite has built a reputation of securing huge crossovers with the biggest names in popular culture. Now, a leaker has hinted that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be swinging onto the island later this year.
After years of crossovers, there’s no shortage of character skins on the Fortnite map, and a leaker has suggested that a long-awaited character may soon be joining the party.
Spider-Man, one of the most popular comic book heroes in history, could finally be making his Fortnite debut.
Known Fortnite leaker Hypex revealed on Twitter that Epic Games are working on a character for a 2021 release under the codename WestSausage.
The dataminer claims that this name could represent ‘Web-Slinger,’ a direct nod to the Marvel heroes famous nickname.
They also noted that the character being worked on supposedly has swinging mechanics, with in-game text mentioning features like “swing attach location” and “swing accelerate.”
All signs appear to point to this being the long-awaited arrival of the wallcrawler in Fortnite, although we are awaiting official confirmation.
The post doesn’t go into specifics about the date that Spider-Man will join the game, but with his next movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, hitting theatres in December, it’s possible the two will coincide.
It remains to be seen if the possible crossover character will feature the likeness of Tom Holland’s MCU version, or will be inspired by the original comic book suit.
This leak has sparked excitement among the community, with fans speculating about the possibility of other versions of the character, such as Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, also being added.
We’re still awaiting official confirmation as to whether or not this leak is accurate, but with the new Spider-Man movie on the horizon, an announcement is hopefully not too far away.
As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all of the latest news and updates.
Image credits: Epic Games / Marvel
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