Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Fortnite Now Forces Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One

Fortnite Now Forces Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One

Of course, you'll have to opt in to the feature, but if you opt out you'll be restricted to Creative Mode and Playgrounds.

This adjustment actually impacts every version of the game, as Xbox One and PS4 pools are now combined, forcing you to opt-in for cross-play matchmaking. Of course, there is nothing stopping anyone from teaming up with a friend on another platform, but solo queues could take some getting used to.

While many console owners could have only dreamed of playing together with players from other platforms in the past, Epic is taking Fortnite crossplay to a new level by combining PlayStation 4 and Xbox One pools. It's also the only way to play the Battle Royale mode - the mode that skyrocketed the game to instant fame.

Combined Mobile and Switch pools. However, it doesn't mean Switch players can no longer play with PS4 and Xbox One folks. Epic expects this will lead to "an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players". The company says it'll "unlock [.] optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day". Now the developer has revealed they'll be introducing an "undo" button to the store page in a future update.Players have a fixed number of lifetime refund tokens. The rub is that for months Switch fans haven't been happy that they have to compete against other 60FPS platforms with 30FPS, so this move has been a long time coming.

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