Cross platform play coming to Fortnite, sans PS4

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    Hot on the heels of the recent announcement to add a 20 player team battle mode to Fortnite - the ever popular online battle royale game, Epic Games have today announced the introduction of optional cross-platform play for Xbox.

    The change will allow players to rank up against those on PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. Stat progression and in-game purchases will by synced between all platforms.

    Unfortunately, as is the current trend; cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox will not be supported. PS4 to PC, Mac, iOS and Android cross-platform play is still supported.
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  1. Subtle Demise

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    Why is PS4 always left out? Just curious. It used to be always XBOX being excluded from cross-platform games due to Live dependency.
     
  2. leon315

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    Pc players use keymouse
    X1 players use controller
    Phone players use touch/controller/keymouse on tiny screen.

    i can't image how hard those PC players will stomp those x1/phone ones, in the stomach hahahahaah!!!

    $ony's CEO is a dickhead and mhis council doesn't want free publicity for his competitors.
     
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  3. Trequalix

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    Sony themselves don't want any crossplay with Xbox or nintendo. Not sure why but it is weird tho
     
  4. smileyhead

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    Wait... This thing runs on phones?
    My 2015 gaming PC can barely run it on minimum settings.
     
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  5. gamemasteru03

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    Getting victory Royale against all the iOS scrubs on PC will be a cake walk and hilarious to watch for the PC players.
     
  6. T-hug

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    All your friends play Fortnite on PS4. If you want to play with them then you need a PS4.
    That's why Sony won't allow crossplay, they don't need to.
     
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  7. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    YAS INDEED!
     
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  8. supergamer368

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    Does anybody read locations?
    Fortnite is bad and nobody cares about your wins
     
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  9. kumikochan

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    Don't see how it is fair competing PC players with no aim assist against players using a controller and aim assist seeing as they want it to be an E-sports and that is a giant red flag for being an E-sports. But í'm guessing that's why they made it optional so that they can still have a go towards E-sports wich it will never turn in 2
     
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    I have no idea what this game is, and why people like it, as I have never played it.

    But if it comes to Switch, I'll have to give it a try.
     
  11. Obveron

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    Pretty sure they'll offer an option for those console players that don't want to play against pc players. Mouse offers too much an advantage in shooters.
     
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  12. leon315

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    this game is one of most popular game on twitch, it's as addicted as opium! DON'T PLAY THIS GAME!
     
  13. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    There are a fair bit of players who use controller on PC.
     
  14. TheVinAnator

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    ....what? I don't get it. Platforms are already cross play including PS4....I've been playing from my PC with all my console peasant friends since the game launched? As well as progression has been synced? Although, not too sure about Xbone but I know for a fact PS4 has always been cross play at least with PC.
     
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  15. shaunj66
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  16. smileyhead

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  17. Subtle Demise

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    Direct competition.
     
  18. kumikochan

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    Again no aim assist on pc like on console. Go play it on pc with a controller and go play it on xbox and you immediatly feel the aim assist being totally different on console
     
  19. B4rtj4h

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    So why do I read that ALL the consoles are in. Also PS4!? Only PS4 - XOne is not supported?
     
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