Fortnite Fans Enraged With Sony After Epic Accounts Blocked On Nintendo Switch

Fortnite Switch

During Nintendo’s Direct presentation at E3 2018, fans were truly excited for one thing: Smash Bros. Well, they got what they wanted, but other players were looking for something a bit different. They were seeking some glorious Battle Bus action, and that is exactly what they got – Fortnite was not only announced for the Nintendo Switch today, but it was also released shortly after.

This brought a bounty of joy to the hearts of many gamers, but PlayStation 4 players who wanted to try out the Battle Royale title on their portable consoles were quickly met with one hell of a fort blocking their entry. It turns out that Sony is so anti-cross-play that they won’t even allow users with an Epic Games account to bring their progress over to the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite. As one might imagine, some gamers looking to take their Victory Royales on the go were having absolutely none of it. Here are a few responses (explicit language ahead, like, right out of the gate):

In the tweet above, you can see the message that is displayed when a PS4 Fortnite player attempts to login on the Nintendo Switch. It reads, “This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch.” (Epic shade incoming) “Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. To play Fortnite on Switch, please create a new account.”

On the flip side of things, those who have only played on PC and now the Nintendo Switch will receive a similar message if attempting to give it a go on the PS4. It says, “The Epic account you tried to link can not play on the platform. Please try a different Epic account, or visit our help website for more information.”

Well said, Kevin. The fact that something like this is taking place in 2018 can be seen as rather ridiculous. Hardware companies should be getting over the Great Console War, well, most have… everyone is just left waiting for Sony to get on board. Whether Fortnite will be the game to accomplish such a feat remains to be seen, but it will be interesting moving forward.

Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and iOS devices. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we monitor this story, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Have you already encountered this problem when trying to play Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch? Do you believe Sony will ever come around to the idea of cross-play for everyone? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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