Fortnite's latest update will add respawning to the mix

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

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

You'll need to channel at the van for a short duration in order to trigger the respawn - and once you do, its vehicle alarm will blare out and a giant beam will shoot into the sky for all to see. Respawning really does change the whole battle royale experience.

Much like in Apex Legends, your teammates will respawn back into the match without their weapons or items. Upon respawning a player, the Reboot Van will temporarily deactivate, and only turn back online after a set period of time.

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If you're a player of Apex Legends, another battle royale with a respawn mechanic, then all of this will sound very similar to you. To do so, one of their teammates will need to pick up a Reboot Card that players who are eliminated drop near the area where they were taken down. Interestingly, the Reboot Van will need to cool down before you or any other squad can use it again, so you can't spam respawns if enemies are taking potshots at your newly reborn teammates. The bad news is that players will respawn without any loot, so you should probably pick up a spare gun for them before bringing them back to life. Epic has confirmed that Reboot Vans are shipping with the next update, which is likely coming early next week. We'll be breaking down those patch notes for you when that update drops, so check back here at SlashGear for more.

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