How does Fortnite cross platform play work?

How does Fortnite cross platform play work?

Kids have it easy these days. In ancient times, the idea of playing any game between two different platforms was unthinkable.

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How does Fortnite cross platform play work?

Fortnite is one of the pioneer games of what is called multiplatform gaming today. This means that gamers no longer have to worry about the device they are playing on to have fun with their friends.

In fact, Fortnite is one of the few games that has near-universal crossover play on any device that can run it.

The operation is not that simple, but also not too complicated once you have configured a few things.

Fortnite crossplay supported devices

Fortnite currently supports cross-platform play on all devices where it is available. This means that you:

play against people on different devices
Have a party with other people who are on a different device than yours.

Here’s a list of Fortnite-compatible devices that are also cross-play compatible:

  • PlayStation 4 family of consoles
  • Xbox One console family console
  • Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite
  • Android phones and tablets (here’s how to install Fortnite)
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • Windows PCs and Laptops
  • Mac computers and laptops

There are a few caveats to be aware of. For starters, Sony doesn’t quite agree with the whole cross-platform deal. While you can still play with anyone on any device from a PS4 console, Sony has still tagged everything as beta.

What you also need to keep in mind is that playing crossplay as a console and mobile gamer with a friend on PC or Mac means taking on keyboard and mouse warriors. While we’ve discussed the difference and how control players have some aiming help, it’s important to note that PC and Mac players will have some advantage over you.

How to use cross-platform play

The first step in enabling cross-play for Fortnite is to register an Epic Games account.

You’ll need it for whatever platform you’re using, so download it here. This bead is what makes magic happen. It’s also what tracks your progress and purchases across devices.

Once you have your account, the next step is to link your device account to your Epic Games account.

For PS4 and Xbox you have to go to the official Fortnite website here. Nintendo Switch players will be prompted to log in when they launch the game. Mac and PC players also log in through their Epic Games account, so they don’t have to do anything else.

Once all your accounts are linked, you should now have the option in the Party Finder to invite your Epic Games friends. You can add friends using the Epic Games launcher on computers or from the game’s main menu. All you need is your friends’ Epic Games account ID.

Disabling Fortnite crossplay

If cross-platform play is not on your card, you can opt out by default by unlinking your Epic Games account. Of course, this doesn’t work on Mac and PC, since you log in with your account anyway.

The other way to opt out of crossover play is to go to Fortnite settings and uncheck the “Allow cross-platform parties” option.

Check out our beginners guide for more tips on playing and equipment.

FAQ’s About Does fortnite have cross progression?

1. Does fortnite have cross progression?

Yes. As long as you’ve connected your Xbox, Playstation, PC, Switch or Mobile account to your Epic Games account, any content you purchased (except V-Bucks) and progress you make is accessible across all platforms.

2. How does Crossplay work in Fortnite?

So, to play with your friends on different platforms, everybody needs to link their Epic account with their platform holder’s account. If you already have an Epic account, you can link your PlayStation or Xbox account to it via the official website. On Nintendo Switch, you’ll be asked to login when you start the game.

3. Can I play Fortnite on PS5 with PS4 players?

So yes, there will be cross-play between PS4 and PS5, but game developers will have the power to enable or disable this feature, in their games, as they see fit. Fortnite might start to look a little different in 2021 as Unreal Engine 5 is rolled out.

4. Can switch and Xbox play Fortnite together?

Thanks to Fortnite’s efforts to make the game accessible to everyone, Switch players can crossplay with EVERY platform. This includes Xbox, PS4, Mac, Mobile, and PC gamers.

5. Can I play Fortnite with friends on different consoles?

Fortnite cross-platform play (or crossplay) allows mobile (Android and iOS), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac and Windows PC players to play together.


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