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Fortnite - how to play with friends across Xbox, Switch, PC, Mobile
Posted: Posted June 13th
Edited June 14th by Vandy

I'm editing this because the article makes it sound more complicated than it really is. All you have to do is start up Fortnite, go to the Battle Royale mode, go to the lobby, and there should be options in the top right corner of the screen to add friends. You can add someone with their Epic Username or the email for their Epic account. You can add people and join their party even if they are on another platform than what you are playing on (except PS4).

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To create an account with Epic go here:
https://accounts.epicgames.com/login
There is an option to sign in with your Nintendo credentials.

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So if you want to play with other Gametalk users, list your Epic display name or email here. Also would be helpful to list your time zone and when you are most available to play. I can play today or tonight if anyone wants to.

Remember - Fortnite Battle Royale is free. You only pay for cosmetics like outfits and weapon skins.

  • My display name: Drop Tha Bomb
  • Time Zone: Central
  • Availability: mostly after 8pm but with notice I am available all day in hour blocks

  • Posted June 13th by Vandy

    Also Fortnite on Switch allows chat through headphone jack and does not require the use of any other apps.
    https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/12/fortnite-for-switch-voice-chat/

    Posted June 13th by Vandy

    Actually I don't think you have to download anything on PC. I was able to send weid man a friend request to mobile through the game itself.

    Posted June 13th by Vandy

    Don’t play fortnite on PS4 if you want to be able to allow your profile the ability to be played on Xbox, switch and pc

    Posted June 13th by Q
    Q

    I am epic!

    Posted June 13th by Weid Mel



    weid and I in a party together! I was on Xbox and weid was on his iphone. I thought this was really cool. Hopefully tomorrow he can join me on his Switch.

    Posted June 13th by Vandy

    Is Fortnite really that good?

    Posted June 13th by mariomguy

    I prefer PUBG but I haven't played Fortnite much at all for it to be a fair comparison. But the ability to play Fortnite with friends on other platforms is very neat and you cannot do that with PUBG.

    I read recently Fortnite just hit 125 million players.

    Edited June 13th by Vandy

    Is Fortnite really that good?


    A streamer whose opinion I trust (MisterMonopoli, a speedrunner who is very experienced with competitive shooters like Halo and Counter-Strike) definitively prefers Fortnite over PUBG. He says that the performance is better and the handling is much cleaner and more responsive.

    Edited June 14th by nullfather

    That's all accurate. I wish PUBG was more structurally sound. But I have more fun with it than Fortnite.

    Posted June 14th by Vandy

    Vandy did you receive the friend request from my nurse for fortnite? He plays pubg but does not have Xbox so he just plays it in the pc and ps4.

    Posted June 14th by weid man

    Fortnite is at its best when you are playing with friends imo. It did get my attention for a few weeks playing alone but said attention quickly faded.

    Will download this weekend. Out of all the multiplayer shooters on the switch this is the best to get. (Second being Splatoon but that one feels like a chore to play imo)

    Posted June 14th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    So I downloaded fortnite to my Switch last night. I’ll try to play it soon. Starting next month I’ll in out in the sticks of Pennsylvania for a couple months of training for the guard so hopefully Ill get a good enough cell signal that I can make my phone a hotspot and play games online. If so I’ll probably be playing fortnite quite a bit in the evenings

    Posted June 14th by Q
    Q

    You have a switch q? What’s your friend code? So that everyone who wants to add you can once given your friend code number.

    Posted June 14th by weid man

    I do have a Switch, but I am not sure what the Friend code is. I will have to post that here later.

    As a side note: my wife and I recently moved to a new house and it has been a nightmare getting internet. Verizon wanted to bore through the road infront of our house which would have taken until middle of next month to get done. The house was already wired for Comcast Xfinity so I will be picking the equipment up on the way home from work today to do a self install so i should have internet by later tonight. I've been having to use my phone as a hot spot and it isnt as nice as dedicated internet.

    Posted June 14th by Q
    Q

    just downloaded the game and made an account. Vandy I added you. My Epic name is sselemanrm

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    You absolutely NEED a squad of friends in this game, or you're fucked. Randoms here are dumb and do their own thing and don't ever try to stick close.

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    I started the download before I took off for work. Will try it out tonight.

    I am game for a weekend session if anyone wants to play. I think my epic name is

    zaj209

    I ahve to double check when I get home.

    Posted June 15th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    Damn I think I just played 2.5 hrs straight. Game is pretty smooth overall on Switch. According to digital foundry, its 900p but can fall to 720p and mid 20s framerate.

    I sent you a friend request SOH.I'll add weid later when he gives me his name I guess.

    We'll need to coordinate games;I should be available tonight. I'm gonna have to get a headset too eventually. I'm slowly getting used to dual analog for shooters, but man is it slow to aim.

    Edited June 15th by ShadowFox08



    Edited June 15th by Q
    Q

    @Q but what is your Epic account or email? Also do you prefer playing on Switch over Xbox?

    We should try to have some games tonight. I will be online around 8pm Central and I have lots of beer. (bottomsup)

    Edited June 15th by Vandy

    Epic name is SnakeVenom3K.

    I played it for the first time on Switch and died as soon as I landed at a hut in the middle of tree,, not sure if I’ll play it on Xbox. This is mostly a game a I can play on the go by making my phone a hotspot.

    Posted June 15th by Q
    Q

    I'll add you later Q. I don't know if I'll be available at 8pm central(6pm pacific? I'll see).

    If only Sony wasn't a total bish and allowed crossplay with ps4 owners... we'd all be able to play each other.

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    To be fair I don't think there's a person here who solely games on a ps4 and nothing else.

    Posted June 15th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    I'll add anyone here once I get home. IDR if my account's name will show up as "FoxForever" or "Kevin" so just know that's me. I have ShadowFox and Weid Man added.

    Posted June 15th by Fox Forever

    To be fair I don't think there's a person here who solely games on a ps4 and nothing else.


    That's not really the problem, though. The problem is that if you've played Fortnite on PS4 you cannot even use that account to play on Xbox or Switch.

    I don't know if I'll be available at 8pm central(6pm pacific? I'll see).


    No rush. I will be online most of the night until midnight probably.

    Edited June 15th by Vandy

    “The problem is that if you've played Fortnite on PS4 you cannot even use that account to play on Xbox or Switch.”

    And vice-versa. It’s s big ordeal right now and Sony is just pretending nothing is happening lol.

    Posted June 15th by Q
    Q

    That's not really the problem, though. The problem is that if you've played Fortnite on PS4 you cannot even use that account to play on Xbox or Switch.


    I know. Im just pointing out that the only reason why some one from this community would not want to join our fortnite session is because they dont want to not because they cant due to being restricted to having a ps4 only.

    It is annoying that we cant play with PS4 users. But when it comes to playing with members of gtx0 it shouldnt be a real issue as we all have a means to play with eachother. (as far as this community is concerned our only problems are time differences and availability)

    Edited June 15th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    @SOH I'm not sure you understand. If you have ever played Fortnite on PS4 and you try to play the game on your Switch today, your account will not allow it. So even if you have a Switch, or an Xbox along with your PS4, you can only use that account on PS4.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    then use a different account? it sucks that you cant transer purchases or your level or what ever but you can still play the game.

    Posted June 15th by s.o.h.
    s.o.h.
     

    I'm online. Let me know if anyone wants to play.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    the lies are real? I dont see you?

    Posted June 15th by s.o.h.
    s.o.h.
     

    I mean I'm on Xbox. I was waiting for someone to be ready. I'm playing Alien lol. But I can switch over if you're ready to play?

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    It would help if everyone used the gtx0 discord too in times like this.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    I plaued a couples of solo matches let me set up real quick. Not use to the switch controls lol

    Posted June 15th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    I'm ready. Is there anything I have to do to play with an Xbox user

    Posted June 15th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    No we just have to join the same party. I'll start Fortnite now. Do you have a mic?

    Edited June 15th by Vandy

    This is you? Looks like you've played before

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    I don't have a mic unfortunately lol I apologize for my lag and rust. Just mark the map and ill follow.

    Posted June 15th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    damn.. that was a shit match.. lol i got a revolver and couldn't kill the guy.. and he left me to crawl towards someone named josh in our team. But then one bad dude came and was shootin gat me, but he got killed.. and the guy who shot me initially came back and finished me with his lolipop stick. lmao

    I'm gonna step out for 5 minutes and add Q on switch real quick and join back your lobby vandy.

    Edited June 15th by ShadowFox08

    Yeah I recorded you getting left 4 dead.

    I don't think SOH knows he's watching a random.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    oh nvm I don't have to actually leave the lobby with switch's suspension feature.

    BTW do you do pro builder mode settings or regular?

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    I don't know I rarely use the build feature.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    lmao.. pretty hilarious how I got a kill.. How come you guys didn' tgo to the marker? lol

    I was thinking of going to that woods place where i originally marked.. has tons of wood, shields(blue mushrooms increase shield health) and decent weapons. you guys down? Man we really need a voice chat.

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    I didn't see a marker before I put mine down.

    Do you not have a mic? Fortnite on Switch supposedly can use the chat within the game.

    Edited June 15th by Vandy

    I don't have a wired headset with a mic.

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    ah shit.. that was a bad place to land.. ;_;

    we need more people too. How many people can we have joining in squads mode. 4?

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    Yes 4 is max but we are in duos so it's all teams of two.

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    Fun games guys! My siblings are streaming the hell out of netflix so I am done for the night. I killed a guy with a pick axe and carried vandy for a match. Good times.

    I am not use to the control set up for the switch. So I cant build as fast as I use to :(.

    We need a wired mic to play on the switch correct? I would be up for getting a cheap one next pay day.

    Posted June 15th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    GG's. I had to after that one. Surprise family guests.

    Posted June 15th by ShadowFox08

    I find the switch version to be a lot more choppy than its ps4 counter part. Its annoying lol but playable.



    Posted June 15th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    Shadowfox needs motion controls lol
    https://streamable.com/vutiv

    Posted June 15th by Vandy

    Dual analog is really slow.
    Oh man, you didn't get the funny part after when I was crawling and bring attacked after. Lol

    Man that last match was intense. Running in the storm and barely made it. Going into that one barn and ambushing that guy that was attacking you. But then that last spot tho.. died trying to save you in the storm when someone was finishing you off. /:
    I'm gonna download Doom on Switch soon and see how the gyro feels. Gonna order a headset too. Hopefully older games like Doom and Splatoon can support voice chat without the app now via update.

    edit: last shooter I played was cod.. and that was a twitch shooter with fast ttk times. so no wonder too.

    Edited June 16th by ShadowFox08

    I should have recorded my X-Force landing. If you’ve seen Deadpool 2 you’ll get what I’m saying.

    Posted June 16th by Q
    Q

    Holy shit that match was intense soh.. that barricade was nice

    Edited June 16th by ShadowFox08

    I actually won a solo game. How about that.

    Posted June 16th by S.o.hm
    S.o.hm
     

    Anyone wanna play today?

    Soh let's squad up?

    Edited June 16th by ShadowFox08

    Let me charge the switch


    Posted June 16th by S.o.h
    S.o.h
     

    Put it in docked mode and you'll be good. I'm in a party with a friend. I'll send you an invite if you get on

    Posted June 16th by ShadowFox08

    I have a poor Wi-Fi connection in my room. But I'm good to go on tje handheld . I joined your party just waiting for y'all to finish.

    Posted June 16th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Guys please join the gtx0 discord at least if you don't have mics.
    https://discordapp.com/invite/pDhXkTH

    Posted June 16th by Vandy

    “You were playing with us?”

    No, I played solo and died within 15 seconds of landing.

    Posted June 16th by Q
    Q

    Those were some epic matches SOH. That last one was amazing. I got hit and you guys barricaded me and healed me back up. Think I got 2 kills w/ explosives after that Alone.
    I need to try the pro builder setting and get gud with building.

    I might get on tonight around 8-9pm pacific if anyone wants to join. My friend is down again at that time.

    I'll try to get on the discord and get a headset too

    Posted June 16th by ShadowFox08

    Yea that was pretrt neat. Unfortunatelt my sister loaded up her Netflix show so I got hit with some serious lag.

    So far the LMG+Shotgun+Suction nade combo has me holding out against groups of people. Good stuff.

    Posted June 16th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    i killed a guy with the suction nade in our last match.

    Where do you find LMGs? I've seen them before from dropped enemies.

    Posted June 16th by ShadowFox08

    I belive drops are random put Ive found it a few times in the chest @ haunted hills. (My go to drop spot)


    I should be on in a few hours.

    Posted June 16th by s.o.h.
    s.o.h.
     

    I'm on

    Posted June 16th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Oh sorry, I was napping. I can get on in 10 if you're interested

    Posted June 17th by ShadowFox08

    Another night lol.


    I decided to screw around in BOTW and ended up in Hyrule castle. Helluva trip that was.

    Posted June 17th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    how far are you in botw?

    I'll see if I can get on tonight(monday) around 7-8 with a friend.

    Posted June 18th by ShadowFox08

    I need one more divine beast. I believe there's a few other villages/ settlements I have to explore I havent even gotten the shield surfing skill or upgraded my rune abilities.

    Posted June 18th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Nice.. how many hours have you played botw?

    I'm about to start fortnite with a friend at 10. If anyone wants to join us, let me know.

    Posted June 19th by ShadowFox08

    I went ahead and bought the flyer pack for 500 v coins the night before. Luckily I had 300 gold coins from mario tennis aces predownload, so I only paid 2 bucks. I'm actually thinking about getting the next battle pass or $10 or 1000 V coins. Gaining XP and getting those golden stars takes an awfully long time without it, and the challenges are eh. Battle pass seems fun. If you do play enough, you'll get all the v coins you spent (+100 hrs though lol) back for another battle pass.

    Posted June 19th by ShadowFox08

    Anyone wanna party? I'm on

    Posted June 23rd by ShadowFox08

    What is your guys Epic Names? Mine is SnakeVenom3K.

    Posted June 23rd by Q
    Q

    Mine is sselemanrm

    Posted June 23rd by ShadowFox08

    Sorry I logged off last night, I just logged on to check my stats and saw your friend request. I’ll probably be on some tonight.

    Posted June 24th by Q
    Q

    No worries

    Posted June 24th by ShadowFox08
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