Is Fortnite cross platform? - cross play explained

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December 7, 2022: With Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 here now, we have checked over our information

One of Fortnite's absolute greatest strengths is how great it can be for the community. With tonnes of events, there are so many reasons to try it out with your friends. If you're wondering "is Fortnite Cross play?", this is what you need to know.

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In this, we go over everything you should know about Cross play, including how to use it and why you should turn it on.

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How To Cross-Play in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1

Cross play is automatically turned on when you turn on your game and make your account. This means that you will be matched against players all against the world regardless of platform.

If you want to turn it on or off, go into the menu by pressing start. From here, go into setting and then the account and privacy tab. Go down to gameplay privacy, where you will see the "allow cross platform play" option.

From here, you can just flick it to yes or no to play with your friends around the world.

If you want to play with your friends, you will have to make an Epic Account. You will be asked to make one as you boot up the game so you should do that immediately.

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Once you've all got Epic accounts, you'll need to add everyone as friends within the Epic account system. You'll have to use the Epic Games Launcher for this, so download it here on PC or Mac. You can search for your friend's username or email address when adding them.

Now you can see your friends in the lobby screen of whatever platform you're playing on, but there is one sizeable caveat – party chat.

With no unifying way of chatting with your squad, you'll want to use something like Google Hangouts, Skype, or Discord to plot out your strategies for that all-important Victory Royale.

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