Fortnite Forces Cross-Play on PS4 Players

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"Fortnite" players on Switch and mobile will no longer be in the same matchmaking pools by default as players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the latest patch notes from Epic Games revealed on Tuesday. For Nintendo Switch players to join matches with those on PS4 or Xbox One they need to already be partied up or accept an invite.

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.

This requires you to opt-in to cross-play.

Combined Mobile and Switch pools. This means that those playing on the Switch won't be facing those on the PS4 or Xbox One, though you'd think they belong in the same group considering they all have physical controls.

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We've seen many users express concern about this, and Epic Games chose to modify cross-play a little. The company says it'll "unlock [.] optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day". Please provide us with feedback on your experience!

Some Switch players may have felt at a disadvantage stacked up against players on other consoles or PC.

While some may disagree with this decision, for a long time now, the Switch iteration has been accused of not being able to keep up with the competition due to performance issues and a 30fps cap.

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. Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!