With Fortnite Battle Royale having now landed on mobile, it brings together a diverse online community of gamers across console, PC and mobile devices. With that, Epic Games’ huge PvP title has cross platform functionality that gives you the opportunity to opt-in and play with others, regardless of their platform of choice.
Unsurprisingly, PS4 and Xbox One aren’t set up out of the box for cross platform play, while there are obvious challenges in playing on iOS against someone from PC. Best to squad up in that case.
So how do you enable cross platform play across all platforms? Here’s how.
The important thing to note in relation to Fortnite Battle Royale‘s matchmaking is that the online matchmaking “pool” you’ll join is dependent on the most advanced platform.
So let’s say you’re on Xbox One, and your three friends are on mobile. You’ll join the Xbox One matchmaking pool, because, well, that’s just the way the pool goes. PC trumps console, console trumps mobile, and mobile is stuck on its lonesome and not trumping anyone in particular.
As expected, players can’t compete against one another on PS4 and Xbox One due to Sony’s reluctance to allow cross platform online play.
Create an Epic account
In order to get everything up and running, you’ll need an Epic account. If you signed up for Fortnite on mobile, you’ll already have an account, as will PC players.
If you’re on console, you’ll need to register for an account via Epic.com, and then link your Xbox Live or PSN account.
The next step is to simply add friends, because only friends with your Epic account can be connected to via the online game matchmaking process.
Console players will need to download the Epic Launcher on their PC in order to add friends.
Try to enjoy the experience
As you might imagine, the experience across PC and mobile is vastly different, and while the option is there and it’s neat, it does make for an interesting experience. Give it a try and see how you go.