Is Fortnite Cross Platform?

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Fortnite is a wildly popular battle royale game that millions of people play each day. It was developed by Epic Games and released in 2017.

At its core, Fortnite is a game that merges the construction gameplay of Minecraft with the hectic nature of shooting games.

At first, the game was released as a player-versus-environment (PVE) experience, but it later transitioned into the battle royale game that it has become famous as today.

Being such a popular multiplayer game brings the question, is Fortnite cross platform? That is, is it possible to crossplay with friends on PS4 or Xbox One if you’re on PC and vice versa?

Get your katana ready and see the answers below.

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​What is Fortnite? – A quick introduction.

The original launch cinematic trailer for Fortnite.
  • Game Developer: Epic Games
  • Game Publisher: Epic Games
  • Genre: Battle Royale, creative, shooter

As mentioned in the introduction, Fortnite started as a PvE game with a story. However, the story of Fortnite is now considered to be separate from the famous battle royale mode that players love.

The story or campaign mode is known as Fortnite: Save the World. This is a cooperative game where you can play with up to three of your friends to finish missions. T

The story involves a storm appearing and causing 98% of the population of the earth to disappear leaving only zombie-like husks behind.

​Gameplay

The gameplay in Fortnite is a mix of different types of gameplay that you’re likely familiar with.

Players are dropped into an open-world environment and they’re tasked with being the last man (or team) standing in the battle royale mode.

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Fortnite has standard shooter controls that you’d expect from games in this genre, but there is also a crafting element to contend with.

You can play the popular battle royale mode solo, but you can also play as a duo with another player or in a team of up to four players. 

When you drop into the map you won’t even have a weapon. Once you land, it’s going to be necessary to scavenge weapons, resources, and vehicles while trying to survive against other players.

While playing Fortnite, the safe area of the map shrinks in size due to a storm, and this forces players to come into conflict with each other eventually. If you can survive until the end, then you’ll be declared the winner (along with your duo or squad if you’re playing with a team). 

There’s also a Fortnite creative mode that allows players to explore maps. They’re given the freedom to spawn anything within the game on an island, and this means that players can create their own games. It’s essentially a mode that is similar to Minecraft.

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​What platforms are Fortnite available for?

Fortnite is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Mac (macOS)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility
  • Android
  • Nintendo Switch

​Is Fortnite cross platform between PC and Mac?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform between PC and Mac. That means that you can cross play Fortnite with friends on macOS if you’re on Microsoft Windows and vice versa.

Note: cross-platform play on PC and Mac is disabled by default (the Squad Fill option is disabled). To enable crossplay with consoles and mobile you need to enable this option.

If you’re on PC and prefer not to play with anybody else (even Mac), you can do so by simply choosing the solo mode.

​Is Fortnite cross platform between PC and PlayStation?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform between PC and PlayStation. That means that you can cross play Fortnite with friends on PS4 or PS5 if you’re on Windows and vice versa. Note: you’ll need an Epic Games account for this to work (more on this later).

​Is Fortnite cross platform between PC and Xbox?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform between PC and Xbox. That means that you can cross play Fortnite with friends on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S if you’re on Windows and vice versa. Note: you’ll need an Epic Games account for this to work (more on this later).

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​Is Fortnite cross platform between Xbox and PlayStation?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform between Xbox and PlayStation as well. That means that you can cross play Fortnite with friends on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S if you’re on PS4 or PS5 and vice versa. Note: you’ll need an Epic Games account for this to work (more on this later).

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​Is Fortnite cross platform play on Android?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform play on Android. That means you can cross play with friends on any other platforms if you’re on an Android mobile device and vice versa.

Note: Fortnite isn’t available on iOS any longer, so you can’t crossplay with friends on iPhones like you used to in the past.

​Is Fortnite cross platform on Switch?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform play on Nintendo Switch as well. That means you can cross play with friends on any other platforms if you’re on Switch and vice versa.

​Is Fortnite cross generation?

Yes, Fortnite is cross gen – through backward compatibility. That means that Xbox Series X/S owners can cross-play Fortnite together with Xbox One owners. Likewise, PS5 players can play Fortnite together with PS4 players.

That’s because it’s the same core version of the game running on both platforms, but you’ll still be able to take advantage of the better graphics, better fps, and faster loading times on the next-gen versions.

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​Summary: Is Fortnite cross platform in 2022?

Yes, Fortnite is cross platform between PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Android, and Switch. That means you can cross play Fortnite with friends on consoles if you’re running Fortnite on Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Android and vice versa. For the cross-platform play to work, it requires everyone to have linked their games to an Epic Games account.


Fortnite FAQ:

Here are the answers to some other common questions about Fortnite:

​Is Fortnite cross progression?

Yes, Fortnite is cross progression, which means that the game support cross save between different platforms, so your progress and items are carried over from wherever you log in to play the game.

​Is Fortnite split-screen?

Yes, you can play Fortnite as split-screen on console. In other words, there’s local couch co-op play for you. However, some game modes (like Solo, Creative, and Team Rumble) aren’t available as split-screen.

Also, you’ll each need a game account for this to work.

To activate split-screen follow these simple steps:

  1. Make sure two controllers are connected.
  2. From the Main Menu invite the second player
  3. From the Fortnite lobby you should now see both players, and you can enter the battle royale mayhem together.

Is Fortnite online only?

Yes, Fortnite is online only, which means you can’t play it offline and that it requires a working internet connection at all times.