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)!
Table of Contents
Enable Cross-Platform Play
Cross-Platform Play With Friends
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
*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.Check Out Fortnite Android Release News!
Cross Play For Fortnite Save The World
Fortnite Save The World is available to crossplay with PC, MAC, PS4, and XBOX.Check Out Save The World Here!
How To Enable Cross Platform
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
For PC & Mobile users, no need to link a separate account, just sign in using your Epic Games account details.
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.
Link your Epic Games account with your chosen platform's specific account and authorize connection!
There is an account lock-out when you link your Epic Games account to one console platform.
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
You can add friends up using theirDisplay Name or E-Mail Address. This can be accessed via the Epic Games Launcher or in-game.
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
Another way to add friends is to send them your Friend Link!Check Out How To Add Friends!
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.Check Out Battle Royale Game Modes!
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
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.
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Progress & Skins
Once you have linked the right accounts together, you will still have access to all your current progress & items!Check Out All Skins List!
Statistics & Leaderboards
Match statistics and leaderboard scores are not shared across platforms. So you will see different statistics and leaderboard scores per platform.Check Out Tips & Tricks To Win!
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 1||Blue Team Leader Skin|
Blue Streak Glider
|Pack 2||Blue Striker Skin|
Blue Shift Back Bling
|Pack 3||Flappy Glider|
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4
Note: More offers to come!