Fortnite on Nintendo Switch Will Feature Crossplay with Other Platforms, Except PS4

With its release today on Nintendo Switch, Fortnite will be able to play against all of the game's other versions, excluding PS4.

on June 12, 2018 1:47 PM

Fortnite has become a global phenomenon in the past few months since releasing its Battle Royale mode last fall, and a big portion of that has had to do with the fact that the game has been so widely accessible on various platforms. Like in its previous iterations, the latest release for the game — the newly-debuted Switch version — will also feature the capability to play against other players on select platforms through crossplay, and we now know which ones.

After its announcement today during the Nintendo Direct for E3 2018, Epic Games’ PR Manager Nick Chester confirmed that Fortnite will feature crossplay capability between other platforms and confirmed that Switch players can play against others on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile (iOS and the upcoming Android version).

The one notable exception is PS4, which is not too surprising considering that the PS4 version of the game currently supports only PC and mobile crossplay, but does not feature support for its competing consoles. While it’s a bummer that PS4 is not able to support crossplay, Switch owners should still have a good time playing against others, especially with the added benefit of being able to play on-the-go.

Aside from the crossplay capabilities, Chester also confirmed that the Switch version of Fortnite will be utilizing its own servers and that it is a “Switch game,” and that it is not a port of the mobile version or utilizing the servers from those versions of the game.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and will be coming to Android later this summer.

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