A spokesperson for Epic Games told Polygon that it was a “configuration issue” that has “now been corrected.”
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.
- zCypher Nine
- https://www.twitch.tv/videos/175127882 here is a link of the twitch VOD as proof of whom I was killed by, his friends and the fact I was using a PS4.
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:
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.