Fortnite Now Forces Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One


Any Fortnite: Battle Royale players who are now seeking a victory royale on Nintendo Switch will be very interested in some changes coming to the platform after the recent 8.10 update. From now on, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be pooled together (you'll have to opt-in to cross-play) while Nintendo Switch players will be pooled in with mobile players.

Combined Xbox One and PS4 pools. Do you even play this game? If you opt out you can only play Playgrounds or Creative Mode, so keep that in mind.

Combined Mobile and Switch pools. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are similar machines, but Switch is a different beast entirely. "We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players", the company said.

Epic claims this decision is to completely reach "optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations". 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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Later on in that thread, an Epic Games employee showed up to say that there aren't plans to bring that same confirmation screen to the West, but that Epic has a "undo" button planned to the store page in a future update.

Also it's worth noting that Fortnite is a big reason why Sony flipped their stance on cross-platform play, which makes the move to separate the consoles this feature applies to all the more odd.

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