It's always more fun to team up with your friends instead of fighting alongside a group of randoms, so knowing how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches can improve your enjoyment of the battle royale. We've now arrived in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 and there's fresh activities to complete, including taking down the new agency bases and raiding Fortnite vaults for top tier weapons, so there's never been a better time to form a squad with your pals and aim for that Victory Royale together. If you're looking to team up with friends then it's worth setting yourselves up to battle over multiple formats, as once you enable cross platform Fortnite matches you can join up with anyone, no matter whether they're using PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, or even mobile to glide into the fight.
Doing this also means that any progress you make on your Fortnite account carries over to every platform you play on, 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, on anything.
How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches
The first thing to note is that you can only play cross platform with people that you're friends with on your Epic account. This is different to your PS4 or Xbox One 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.
Next, you need to become friends with anyone you want to play cross platform Fortnite with via your Epic account. Again, if you’re on console you'll need a PC or Mac to do this. Download the Epic Launcher, open it and log 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!