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How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, XBO, PC, and Switch

How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches
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If you know how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches then you're opening up another avenue to hang out with friends within the game, which means you can form your squad and team up in the battle royale no matter what devices you're all using. Things have been difficult over the last year as we try and adjust to the 'new normal', with many people still facing restrictions on travel and face to face meetings, but by using this system you can still gather with your pals while maintaining social distancing to keep everybody safe. On top of that, there are certain Fortnite quests that can be cleared more easily when working together, so there's another opportunity to achieve your squad goals.

If you're ready to form a team with your mates then it's absolutely worth making the effort to play together over multiple formats, because once you enable cross platform Fortnite matches you can compete with anyone, regardless of whether they're using PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, or even mobile (where available) to leap from the battle bus and glide into the action. Doing this also means that any progress you make on your Fortnite account carries over to every platform, which means you can always access your season level, Battle Pass, and locker items regardless of however and wherever you play. Read on, and we'll show you how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches with anyone.

How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches

The first thing to note when considering how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches is that you can only play with people that you're friends with on your Epic account. This is different to your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live friends list, so if you play on console make sure you head to EpicGames.com and make an account. If you play on PC or mobile, you'll already have one of these.

This means that you can't just hop into a mobile lobby as a PC player and destroy all of the opposition - it simply wouldn't be fair due to the increased resolution, better controls, etc. The player in your party at the top of the platform hierarchy is the lobby you'll matchmake into. For example if there's a mobile player, a PS4 player and a PC player in the same squad, you'll all be playing against PC players. 

How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches

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Next, you need to become friends with anyone you want to play cross platform Fortnite with via your Epic account. You can either do this through the 'add friends' option on the social screen if you know your friend's display name, or on a PC or Mac by downloading the Epic Launcher, opening it and logging into your account. Next click the silhouette in the top right and enter your friend's Epic email address or username and hit OK. Repeat this process until you’ve invited all your friends. Once they accept your friend request, you can return to your system of choice. Now when you click the silhouette you'll be able to see all of your friends, highlight the name and select 'join party’ to enter their lobby.

That's it! That's how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches. The only significant issue right now is that if you’re all on different devices you can't enter a party chat. You'll have to be creative and use things like Google Hangouts, Skype or Discord if you want to communicate. And you'll definitely want to communicate if you want to earn that sweet Victory Royale. Good luck!

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