Fortnite Battle Royale is a game which is played all across the world. Different players compete with one another, and the last team left gets the victory royale. However, the game is even funnier when you can play it with your friends and family.
Fortnite Battle Royale can be played on different devices such as iOS mobile, PC, PS4, Switch or Xbox One. In this article, we are here to guide you about how a PC player can play with an Xbox user and vice versa. This is called cross-platform, and we will show you all the steps to play with the players from different devices easily.
Playing on a crossplay platform is a bit tricky. You have to do some steps, and they are different for different devices. So, don’t forget to give this article a thorough read so that you can play Fortnite with anyone across the platforms.
Current Supported Cross-Platforms for Fortnite
Well, crossplay compatibility depends upon the hardware. If you have got a device which is able to play Fortnite with ease, it’s pretty sure that you can also enable the crossplay option on it. Let’s take a look at the compatibility of the cross-platform feature with different devices.
Update about PlayStation 4 Cross-play
Starting from today (Sep 26, 2018) PlayStation 4 has finally started working towards a cross-play feature for Fortnite! They will start with an open beta where you can try it out with friends, to see the opportunities it brings. You can read the full official statement from the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment here. With the incredible pressure from gamers and fortnite fans, it’s nice to see some movement regarding this.
Fortnite cross-platform play starts today in open beta. Full details: https://t.co/fyPmx4iB4O pic.twitter.com/wdY3GnT4u1
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 26, 2018
We’ll update this article with more information as the open beta continues.
Can Xbox and PS4 Cross-play Fortnite Together?
|PC / Mac||Xbox One||PlayStation 4||Nintendo Switch||Mobile|
|Xbox One||PC / Mac||PC / Mac||PC / Mac||PC / Mac|
|PlayStation 4||PlayStation 4||Xbox One||Xbox One||Xbox One|
|Nintendo Switch||Nintendo Switch||Nintendo Switch||PlayStation 4||PlayStation 4|
As you can see above in the table, in all non-working cross platforms are PlayStation 4 involved. It’s well known in the passed that Xbox One and PS4 haven’t come to an agreement upon to allowing a crossplay solution. It’s a shame because that would really fit the Fortnite players perfectly.
However, most other devices work fine, just Nintendo Switch and PS4 do not work, as of today. But there is hope that Sony will give a solution, recently did @fortnitebr tweet out an interesting statement regarding the crossplay dispute between PS4 and Xbox. It says they are confident that it will come to a solution, eventually. We hope so too!
How Cross-Play in Fortnite Works
Alright, now we know that it’s actually possible to cross-play various platforms. But how do you do it? Don’t worry. We’ll go through all supported consoles, systems or devices so that you easily can follow.
First, you need to create a Epic Games account. Which you probably already have if you are playing Fortnite Battle Royale. That’s because you need to link your account to either PlayStation Network account or Xbox One account. You’ll also receive a ‘epic display name’ so that other players can add you as their friend in the game. That way you can party up with friends and family on different platforms as you invite them true Epic Launcher, in either duos or squads.
How to Cross-platform PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch or Mobile in Fortnite
Crossplaying with PC and consoles are the most straightforward and logical cross-platform you probably could think off. PS4, Xbox and PC is no exception, here is a guide on how you play with your friends on either the computer, the console or smartphone.
- Both have to have a ‘Epic account‘ and being friends there. (Not the PSN Friends List or Xbox One Friends List) To add a friend you have to have their Epic name or email address.
- Invite or join your friend in the ‘Epic friends list‘ to create a cross-platform party. Click either ‘Join party’ or ‘Invite’ as you select your friends in the Epic Games Launcher or main menu on consoles like PS4 or Xbox.
- You are ready to go! Select game mode if you are the lobby leader, and click ‘Ready‘.
This works for PC to consoles or mobile, but not between PS4 and Xbox as mentioned above.
Before, if you played Fortnite on devices like PS4, iOS and Xbox one, the game would be matching you with players from the same platforms. You could not match with players of different platforms because there wasn’t a cross-platform available.
However, with the V3.4 update of Fortnite, they introduced a Party Finder Option available in the main menu which consists of Epic Games Friends on other platforms. So now you can play with your friends on different devices (except some PS4 cross-solutions).
Fortnite New Update For Nintendo Switch
With the release of the new update for Fortnite, players who use Nintendo switch can now play Fortnite easily with players from PC, Mac, Xbox One or mobile. However, it does not support PS4 for whatever reason. This update is an excellent one if you sought to play the game with your friends who are on different platforms. Just add them in your friend’s list and queue up as duo or squad.
Thats it! We hope this guide was useful, and hopefully, we can update it if Playstation 4 solves their cross-play issues. Either way, good luck with the battle royale’s with your cross-platform friends!