PS4 and Xbox One Cross-Platform Play Available in Fortnite (Update)

September 18, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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Update:

A spokesperson for Epic Games told Polygon that it was a “configuration issue” that has “now been corrected.”

Original Story:

PlayStation 4 players in Fortnite have found themselves facing off against Xbox One users and vice-versa. This cross-platform play was first reported on Reddit. Here’s what user PRE_-CISION-_ had to say:

I was just playing Fortnite on my Playstation 4 and ran into a group of teamers at the end of Battleroyale… surprise… and noticed I got killed by an odd gamertag.

That gamer tag is IMPOSSIBLE to create on PS4 because of the space. On PSN you are only able to add underscores into gamertags. So I typed it in with an underscore just figuring it was a glitch. Nope, no dice.

I am lucky enough to own both a PS4 and [Xbox One]. So I switch over to my XB1 and boom, instant results. I also searched his friend he was teaming with RatoDoGlobal… boom instant results.

Check out the clip below that shows PS4 and Xbox One crossplay going on in Fortnite:

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It’s possible that this crossplay is due to an accident, but it could also signal a change in Sony’s stance on cross-platform play. Either way, hopefully this will lead to a future where players can play together regardless of platform, and Sony’s stance will change to one that’s more pro-consumer.

For more on Fortnite, check out our early access impressions. Here’s what I had to say about the future free-to-play title:

While there are a few rough edges that make it clear why Fortnite isn’t officially releasing until next year, I’ve had a really great time with the inventive shooter so far. I’m rarely someone that gets into a loot grind, but Epic does such a great job at constantly broadening the game experience that I’m always excited to unlock something new in-between missions. I’m not sure that I can fully recommend dropping nearly $40 just to play the game early (and get a bevy of bonus unlocks), but it won’t be a wasted purchase as long as enough friends are down to play it together.

Fortnite will release as a free-to-play title in 2018, and players can currently purchase the Founder’s Pack to play it now.

[Source: Reddit via Eurogamer]