Fortnite is Getting Xbox One Cross-Platform Support Soon

Fortnite is getting cross-platform (along with cross-purchase and cross-progress) play on Xbox One, bringing benefits to mobile and PC players.

on March 10, 2018 12:37 PM

Fortnite continues to build up steam in the gaming space with no hint of slowing down. According to a brand new reveal by the development team, Xbox One cross-platform play will be coming to consoles in the near future.

News comes from Epic Games development blog, where they revealed the added benefits to Fortnite players. Not only will the battle royale game support cross-platform play, but those already invested in the ecosystem can share progression and purchases across PC, Mac, iOS, and (eventually) Android.

Like all forms of cross-play, the feature is opt-in. In other words, don’t expect to automatically begin playing with the best and brightest on PC and iOS, but head into the settings if you are interested.

While Xbox One cross-platform play is undoubtedly big news, it is far from the biggest news coming to Fortnite. Earlier this week it was revealed that the game would be coming to both iOS and Andorid mobile devices, somehow. Not only that but a new 20 person team mode will be opening up for a limited time.

Fortnite has been boasting unprecedented success lately, even in the face of the behemoth it is based on: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As of earlier this week, Fortnite is now the most watched game on streaming service Twitch. On top of that, the battle royale game melted servers a month ago, boasting 3.4 million concurrent players across all systems.

Fortnite is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with iOS and Android coming in the near future.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.