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How To Crossplay On PC, PS4, XBOX, Switch, iOS & Android

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How To Crossplay On PC, PS4, XBOX, Switch, iOS & Android

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Read this guide for info on how to enable Fortnite's cross platform and crossplay feature, and account lock-out between PC, Mac, XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile (iOS & Android)!

How To Crossplay On PC, PS4, XBOX, Switch, iOS & Android
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Enable Cross-Platform Play

Cross-Platform Play With Friends

Cross-Platform FAQ

Cross Platform Lets You Play With Friends On Other Consoles

Cross Platform Lets You Play With Friends On Other Consoles

Cross-platform play is a Fortnite feature that allows players to battle against each other across multiple platforms - be it on desktop, console, or mobile!

Crossplay Compatibility On PC, PS4, XBOX, Switch, iOS & Android

Cross Platform Compatibility Table

Cross Platform Compatibility Table

*Desktop - PC / MAC
**Mobile - iOS / Android

Cross Play On PC

The PC is able to cross play with other consoles and devices without restriction.

Cross Play On PS4

PS4 players will be able to cross play with PC players, mobile players, and other PS4 players. However, PS4 does not allow cross play between XBOX and Nintendo Switch.

Cross Play On XBOX

Xbox players are able to cross play with other consoles except for PS4.

Cross Play On Switch

The Nintendo Switch will be able to cross play against other platforms except for the PS4.

Cross Play On iOS and Android

Both iOS and Android users will be able to cross play with other consoles and devices without restrictions.

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Cross Play For Fortnite Save The World

Cross Play For Fortnite Save The World

Fortnite Save The World is available to crossplay with PC, MAC, PS4, and XBOX.

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How To Enable Cross Platform

Create Epic Games Account

Create Epic Games Account

To enable cross-platform, first create an Epic Games account. This is the key to unlocking all platforms you can play Fortnite in!

Check Out How To Create An Epic Account!

WARNING! Choosing Other Platforms

After creating an account, you can link it to other platforms! We recommend to choose only one for console platforms like the PS4, XBox One, & Nintendo Switch as there is account lock-out!

PC & Mobile

PC & Mobile

For PC & Mobile users, no need to link a separate account, just sign in using your Epic Games account details.

Console & Switch

Console & Switch

For PS4, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch, the Epic Games Launcher needs to be downloaded on PC or Mac. Users must choose the appropriate platform to sign into.

Console & Switch

Link your Epic Games account with your chosen platform's specific account and authorize connection!

Account Lock-out

There is an account lock-out when you link your Epic Games account to one console platform.

Account Lock-out

For example, if you connected your Epic Games account on your Nintendo Switch, you need to create another Epic Games account to connect to your PSN.

NOTE: Lock-outs between PS4 & XBox One and XBox One & Nintendo Switch have yet to be confirmed.

How To Crossplay With Friends

Add Friends

Add Friends

You can add friends up using their Display Name or E-Mail Address. This can be accessed via the Epic Games Launcher or in-game.

Other Connections

Other Connections

You can also connect to friends who are playing in Fortnite through other platforms such as Facebook or Steam. Services may differ depending on player's location.

Via Friend Link

Via Friend Link

Another way to add friends is to send them your Friend Link!

Check Out How To Add Friends!

Via Friend Link!

Via Friend Link

After adding your friends, check who's online and invite them to squad up! Double check privacy settings on your platform and set them to public or can be seen by friends.

You can see which platform your friend is playing on via the icon next to their Display Name.

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Cross Platform FAQ

Cross Play Matchmaking

Who am I playing against?

Fortnite will only match make you with cross-platform players if you are in a cross-platform party.

Want to play cross-platform matches? Create a party with friends who are NOT on the platform you are currently playing on.

How to disable cross play?

If you don't want to play a cross-platform match, simply don't party with friends on other platforms.

Cross-platform play also doesn't affect solo mode for PC as this just pits you against other PC players.

SOURCE: Epic Games FAQ

Switching Platforms

Fortnite allows you to play across multiple platforms. There are account lock-outs between PS4 and Nintendo Switch but lock-outs between PS4 & XBox One and XBox One & Nintendo Switch have yet to be confirmed.

Also, keep in mind that you !

Progress & Skins

Progress & Skins

Once you have linked the right accounts together, you will still have access to all your current progress & items!

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Statistics & Leaderboards

Statistics & Leaderboards

Match statistics and leaderboard scores are not shared across platforms. So you will see different statistics and leaderboard scores per platform.

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Voice Chat

Voice Chat is enabled across all platforms so you can communicate & work together efficiently to get that Victory Royale!

There might be issues with PS4 voice chat with other platforms but have yet to be confirmed/tested.

Check Out How To Set Up Voice Chat!

Platform Exclusive Offers

From time to time, players on certain platforms can receive freebies via exclusive offers. These are usually cosmetic items such as Outfits/Skins, Back Bling, Gliders, etc.

PlayStation Plus Celebration Packs

Pack 1Blue Team Leader Skin
Blue Streak Glider
Pack 2Blue Striker Skin
Blue Shift Back Bling
Pack 3Flappy Glider
Controller Pickaxe
Artifact Contrai

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4

GalaxyGalaxy Skin

Note: More offers to come!

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