'Fortnite' Crossplay: How to Enable PS4, XBox, Mobile And PC Cross Platform Play

Cammy Harbison, idigitaltimes.com

Want to play Fortnite with friends on Xbox, PS4, PC and Mobile? Find out how to enable crossplay across platforms, here.

 

Fortnite has introduced some massive changes in the last two weeks, among which were the opening of the Fortnite Mobile beta and the ability to for players to Crossplay with friends on PS4, XBox, PC and Mobile devices.

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If you’ve been hoping to form Fortnite squads and parties with friends on different platforms, the crossplay feature did go live this last Thursday. Below is a quick guide on how to enable crossplay on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mobile.

How To Enable Fortnite Crossplay: Guide To Playing With Friends On PS4, XBox, Mobile And PC

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To enable Fortnite crossplay, you need to set up an Epic Games account. Player.One

Step 1: Set Up An Epic Account

No matter what platform you are playing from, crossplay is enabled by setting up an Epic Account. PC and iOS players had to set up an Epic Account when they downloaded the game so they won’t need to do it again. If you are playing on Xbox One or PlayStation, follow the steps below. The best part of setting up an Epic Games account is that all your progress will be saved and can be accessed no matter what platform you play on.

Step 2: Add Friends

The next step to enabling Fortnite crossplay is to add friends. These friends will need to have set up an Epic Account as well. If you are playing on Xbox One or PS4, you’ll need to download the Epic Launcher to add friends to the game. If you are playing on Mobile or PC, instructions for adding friends can be found, here.

Step 3: Create A Crossplay Squad or Party

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You can find friends who are online in the Fortnite Lobby. Player.One

Now that you’ve added friends through the Epic Launcher, you are ready to start crossplay. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Go into the game lobby

  • Your Friends can be seen in the right-hand corner.

  • Tap or select the Friend list.

  • Select “Join Party” and you’ll become visible as ready to play by other friends online at the same time.

Can PS4 and Xbox Play Fortnite Together? Which Platforms Can Crossplay?

Nearly every platform can play together with the Fortnite crossplay feature. In fact, only one platform combination cannot play together: PS4 and Xbox One. This was a decision made by Sony, not Epic Games or Microsoft, so if you think it’s unfair, be sure to send your complaints to the right place.

Fortnite Crossplay Matchmaking: Mobile Players May Be at a Disadvantage
 

While crossplay is available for all Fortnite gamers, no matter what platform they are on, generally speaking, mobile players will probably want to stick with forming parties of other Fortnite Mobile friends. The reason has to do with Matchmaking. In general, Fortnite mainly sticks to matching players from the same platforms together and in determining a match, will put you in a pool based on a hierarchy that starts at PC, then consoles (XBox and PS4) and finally mobile. For mobile players, this can be bad  -- particularly if your squad is made up of mostly PC or console players. Fortnite will put you into the matchmaking pool of your highest member. So if one of your friends is a PC player, that’s the pool your party or squad will play in.. Fortnite Mobile comes with some limitations -- namely the controls and so you’ll find yourself quickly outclassed. While you’re still welcome to join a PC Battle Royale pool, just be aware that it’ll likely be an unfair fight.

What About Voice Chat? How Do We Talk to Friends During Crossplay?

Voice chat across platforms can be somewhat challenging as Fortnite Mobile isn’t equipped with an in-game chat. The best option we’ve found is to set up chat through a third-party voice chat client. You can check out our tutorial for setting a voice chat for crossplay, here.

This article was first written by Newsweek

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