Fortnite’s new Reboot Van comes from the Apex Legends playbook


The amount of people who can be revived is now not limited, but the requirement of their reboot card is a must.

However, an audio cue and giant light beam will be emitted from the Fortnite Reboot Van that you are using in order to alert enemy players in the surrounding area that a respawn is now taking place. Once used, the van goes into hibernation for a period of time before it can be used again.

Epic Games has announced that it's adding Reboot Vans to Fortnite.

A respawn mechanic is welcome news to nearly anyone in the Fortnite community. Squadmates will have to pick up the Reboot Cards that their teammates will drop and then bring them to a Reboot Van, which will be placed in certain locations on the map, to give them a second chance.

It's hard to ignore the similarities to Apex Legends' respawn beacons - one of the new battle royale's differential features that separates it from other games in the genre.

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Reboot Vans will be located near important "points of interest" like Tilted Towers, Polar Peak, and Dusty Divot.

Hints about the Reboot Van were first spotted by dataminers back in March.

The new feature was detailed in a developer update featuring Nathan Mooney. "They really need to do something about this mid to late game intensity". We'll be breaking down those patch notes for you when that update drops, so check back here at SlashGear for more. It's unclear if the reboot vans will be included in the upcoming "Fortnite World Cup."

The feature will go live as part of next weeks patch, which I would expect to arrive on Tuesday 9th April.

While it's plausible that Epic Games has been working on this for some time, the timing is questionable.