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

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Knowing how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches means that you can hang out with pals online in the game, so you can meet and try to earn a Victory Royale with them no matter what devices you're all using. We're currently going through some difficult times and in many cases there are restrictions on having face to face meetings with others, so having this option available provides another route to gather with friends while still keeping socially distant and remaining safe. A number of the Fortnite quests are made easier by approaching them with a team, which means there are plenty of ways to work on achieving your squad goals together.

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.

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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 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. 

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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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