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You can’t win every fight in Fortnite. It’s always best to make sure you’re prepared for when things go wrong!

Fortnite Chapter 3 is in full swing, and fans are busy exploring all of the exciting secrets that the new Island has to offer. Powerful weapons, underground vaults, and more await on the path to that next Victory Royale.

Building on last season, there have been further adjustments to the rebooting process, as well as improvements for those in the “Down But Not Out” state. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your sessions in team game modes:


In Chapter 2 Season 8, Epic Games significantly reworked the way that players resurrect eliminated teammates. The timer to collect Reboot Cards was greatly increased and Cards could be collected simply by running through them, additionally many more Reboot Vans appeared around the map and it became a lot quicker and quieter to pull off a Reboot.

While the Card changes remain intact and there are still plenty of Vans, the act of physically Rebooting someone is not so easy in Chapter 3. It now takes a lot longer to complete, and an incredibly loud sound alerts enemies as soon as you begin the Reboot.

For Duos, this is a real issue, especially as the Reboot sound is so loud you can’t even hear if you are being pushed. However, in larger team modes, there are a couple of things you can do.

Firstly, having multiple people interact with the Reboot Van at the same time makes it way faster. One good strategy can be to have everyone come together to Reboot, and as soon as it finishes, have one player build straight up to look out for any opponents pushing in.

If you are playing Squads and have three alive, you can even get one person to build up and keep watch while the other two Reboot. This is extra handy as whoever gets Rebooted will now fly in from a rift rather than spawn on the Van. The lookout can supress enemies and stop your teammate being shot out of the sky.

Down But Not Out (DBNO)

Getting knocked is never fun, but this season there are ways to help your friends out while you’re on the ground. So, before you start raging, follow these tips and you’ll be back on your feet in no time!

When DBNO, you now crawl faster and can also open doors. Whether using this to get to a safe place or to scout and give info to your teammates, it may often be more useful than sitting still.

More importantly, you can also open chests, pick up loot and drop items, materials and ammo. This means if a quick revive is off the cards, you can give your teammate all your stuff to make sure they win the fight. You just have to hope they’ll give it back afterwards…

A final note, again for larger team modes; As with rebooting, the more players that pitch in to revive someone, the sooner they will be able to get up.

With Duos and Trios tournaments on the horizon, master these changes to maximise your team’s potential in sticky situations. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteTracker to keep posted on future guides and news.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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