How Do You Send A Gift To Friends In Fortnite?
Over the course of Fortnite’s lifespan, the game has turned into far more than a simple shooter Battle Royale. Outside of the base Battle Royale game, we have Creative Mode and Party Royale. Players can casually get together to hang out and play mini-games or watch live events like concerts.
Just like real-life, fashion plays a big part in these gatherings. Everyone’s repping the newest outfits and showing off their emotes. Sadly, not everyone has access to the monetary means needed to keep in style. No one wants to be a no-skin, but there’s always going to be those less fortunate.
That’s where gifting comes in. Fortnite’s gifting system was one of the most heavily-requested features since the early days of the Item Shop. At first, gifting was basic and only available for a limited time. After waves of positive reception, gifting has become a permanent addition to Fortnite.
Gifting allows players to send cosmetic items to their friends. Gifting is perfect for helping out a friend that might not be able to afford a skin on their own, or just making someone’s day with a nice surprise.
However, there are a few prerequisites and restrictions when it comes to gifting. Players will need to take care of a couple of account-related tasks before they can join in the gift of giving.
This guide outlines everything readers need to know about the gifting system. In addition, we’ll go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to send a gift in Fortnite.
Prerequisites To Sending A Gift
The main thing players need to do before they can send a gift is to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).
The process starts here. Log in and head to the ACCOUNT page. Next, click on the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab. At the bottom of the page, you’ll be presented with three options. Players can opt for SMS Authentication, Email Authentication, or an Authenticator App. Choose your preferred method, and you should be good to go!
If you choose the Authenticator App method, the following list includes a few safe and reliable apps recommended by Epic Games themselves:
- Google Authenticator
- LastPass Authenticator
- Microsoft Authenticator
2FA will not only allow you to send gifts, but it will also increase the security of your account and allow you to compete in competitive Fortnite events. Players can receive gifts without 2FA enabled, but gifts cannot be sent.
Finally, your account must be level 2 or higher before you can send a gift.
Platforms That Allow Gifting
Players on the following platforms can take advantage of the gifting system:
- Xbox One
While you can still play Fortnite on IOS, iPadOS, and Mac, gifting is disabled on these platforms.
Items That Can’t Be Gifted
There are some things in the game of Fortnite that cannot be gifted. The list of restricted items includes:
- Packs and Bundles listed for real-money (Starter Packs, Challenge Packs, etc.)
- Items that are not currently in the Item Shop
- Items that are already in your Locker
- Select store items, including Battle Pass Tier Bundles
Battle Passes can be gifted, but only via real-money transactions.
There are a few additional restrictions when it comes to gifting:
- You can send up to a max of five gifts per day
- You must be EPIC friends with an individual for at least three days before you can send or receive a gift
- You cannot gift an individual an item that they already own
- All gifts are non-refundable. Refund Tokens cannot be used on gifted items
Below is a step-by-step guide on sending gifts in Fortnite.
- Head to the in-game Item Shop
- Select the cosmetic item that you’d like to gift
- Select the option “Buy As A Gift”
- Carefully select the friend that you are purchasing the gift for
- Personalize the gift with a gift wrap of your choice
- Press send to complete and confirm the purchase
The gift will be waiting for your friend the moment they next log in to the game or finish their current match!
A final note to keep in mind: Epic Games occasionally disables the gifting system from time to time. If you can’t seem to find the “Buy As A Gift” option, this could be the reason.
Now, what are you waiting for? Go browse that Item Shop and pick out a nice gift for a special someone. With the fresh launch of Chapter 2 - Season 6, there’s sure to be some phenomenal new cosmetics just perfect for serving as a present.
Extra Note: Gifts Do Not Expire.
Images via Epic Games