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If you want to keep your Fortnite experience as free as possible, Epic has now temporarily added a gifting feature, allowing your friends to send you gifts. If you are prepared to empty your own pockets, you can also send gifts yourself.

In the latest Fortnite news update, Epic explained how this new feature would be trialled for a week alongside version 6.31. To test it out, all you have to do is head over to the Item Shop, choose an item to purchase, select "Buy As A Gift" and choose a friend to send it to. As a bonus, you can add a custom message. Then, the next time your friend logs in, they'll receive the gift box. There's currently a good selection of outfits and emotes on the shop you can gift. Again, this will only run for a trial period of a week.


Before you can gift, you'll need to ensure you have multi-factor authentication enabled. In terms of the finer details, you need to be friends with someone for at least 48 hours before you can send them a gift, and you can't send more than three gifts within a 24 hour period. All gifts purchased are not refundable. and you can only gift items that are available in the Item Shop. If you don't want to receive gifts, you can disable the option in your account settings.

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