Fortnite No Longer Supports Crossplay With Nintendo Switch and PS4, Xbox One
A major selling point of Fortnite Battle Royale is its cross-platform connectivity. Regardless of what console players have and use, they can play with people on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and even mobile devices. Sadly, that is no longer the case as a recent update has split the consoles up into different groups in the hopes of providing a better experience for all players.
The most recent recent patch notes reveal the disappointing news, stating that matchmaking for the game has been broken up between two different pools. One pool consists of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, while the other will consist of Nintendo Switch players will be grouped up with mobile devices.
- Combined Xbox One and PS4 pools.
- This requires you to opt-in to cross-play.
- Players opt-ing out are restricted to Creative Mode and Playgrounds.
- Combined Mobile and Switch pools.
- Before, Switch players were combined with Xbox One and PS4 cross-play parties.
- We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players.
- Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!
The change may seem a little disappointing but with the previous matchmaking system there was a major difference in fps between the Switch and the Xbox and PlayStation consoles, leading to complaints from fans. The separate pools will allow for the Switch players to have more enjoyable experience overall and a better experience is always a plus. Interestingly enough, the patch notes didn’t state how the separate pools will affect the PC players.
Fortnite Battle Royale is available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Will the separate groups between players be good for the game or should Switch players continue to play with Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Let us know your thoughts Fortnite Battle Royale and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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