New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 04, 2021) follows:

Ever since its release in 2017, Fortnite gained massive popularity all over the world and is still one of the most played online games to date. The cartoonish graphics combined with unique building mechanics attracted millions worldwide.

Developed bad published by Epic Games, the battle royale video game puts 100 players on a map who are to fight each other to death. Currently, there are three game modes available: Save the World, Battle Royale, and Creative.

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The game even features a Refer a friend program that awards players for bringing new players to the game. One can refer up to five friends with both able to earn unique rewards such as a loading screen, glider, wrap, pickaxe, and an outfit.

However, recent reports from Fortnite players suggest that the Refer a friend program is unavailable. Some are also saying that the XP gained from Save the World game mode is not counting towards the program either.


I added a new friend in the Refer a Friend website and created a connection. I got the loading screen. But the next task: “PLAY 1 GAME IN FORTNITE WITH A REFEREE” is not tracked. We played about 3-4 games and it still doesn’t show up after 6 hours now… Am I doing something wrong? Is there a fix or workaround?

The title says it all..When I play Save the world and gaining xp from that when I check the site from RAF the levels doesnt progress. I am not even playing BR at the time only STW. So the only xp I am gaining in br are from STW, so why stw lvls doesnt count towards REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM?

We want to remind you that this is not the first time Fortnite players are experiencing issues with the Refer a friend program. Last month, players reported that they were unable to complete Refer a friend Task 5.

As it turns out, Fortnite developers are already aware of the issue and have clarified that the Refer a friend program is indeed unavailable. It seems they have also disabled the creation of new connections for now.


As for the XP, the developers said that it will not be counted till they fix the issue. However, there is no ETA on when it will be fixed. That being said, we will be keeping an eye out on the issue and update this space when Epic Games fixes issues with Fortnite Refer a friend program.

Update 1 (December 10)

12:48 pm (IST): The Refer a Friend program is back again as confirmed by Fortnite via Twitter.

The Refer a Friend program is available again!

Earn the remaining rewards by playing the game: (Source)

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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