comscore
News

Fortnite Android set to support PC and console cross-play

Players from iOS and Android will have a choice to opt out of playing against players who are not using touchscreen controls.

  • Published: June 18, 2018 11:41 AM IST
Fortnite Mobile

Image Credit: Epic Games


Fortnite which has taken over the world by a ‘storm’ (get it?) is set to launch on Android soon and will have something more to offer than the consoles or PC version. As everyone famously knows, Sony is not happy playing along with the other console makers and does not allow cross play of games. And from what we can see it does not intend to in the foreseeable future.

Hence the PC and console versions of Fortnite does not offer cross play with PS4 and the vice versa. But when the iOS version of the game launched it did support cross play with all the other platforms via the Epic Games account, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Facebook profile, or a Google login.

And now Sony has said that the Android version of Fortnite will also work the same way the iOS version does and will support cross-play with all the other platforms. The Party Finder feature on version 3.4, will allow users to search for friends on other platforms before a match. The Android version will be similar to the iOS version in a manner where the players won’t have to link their Epic Games account like in a Mac or a PC.

Since Android and iOS players will mostly be matched among themselves, the devs will not allow someone with a configured keyboard or mouse on a mobile device to compete with them. Players from iOS and Android will have a choice to opt out of playing against players who are not using touchscreen controls.

  • Published Date: June 18, 2018 11:41 AM IST