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Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

19 September 2017

PROOF of cross platform play between XB1 and PS4!

The dream of Xbox One and PS4 online cross-play briefly became a reality this weekend when Epic Games mistakenly enabled owners of rival consoles to play against each other.

Another Reddit user called "PyroBlack76" posted a picture of himself playing the game on an Xbox One against his son on an Playstation 4. Glixel reached out to Epic Games and it confirmed that while the crossplay did actually happen, it wasn't intentional. "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", a representative told the website via email.

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Back at E3, Eurogamer interviewed both Microsoft and Sony about cross-network play, following the announcement Minecraft and Rocket League would link up on PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

A player named PRE_-CISION-_ was among the final five survivors of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode when he was killed by a player with a pretty unconventional name for PS4.

Fortnite reddit users first noticed something was going on when they spotted players with Xbox gamertags popping up in PS4 matches.

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If you still don't believe this and are thinking the other player is on PC, then know that Fortnite doesn't utilize Xbox Live for PC multiplayer.

The game's FAQ states that "Cross-platform play is not supported by Fortnite at this time", meaning this could be an actual feature down the line in early access, or in the full release when the game goes free-to-play. It looks like these brief glimpses of the big, attractive world of cross-console play were total accidents.

That's unwelcome news for PS4 players who want to game with their friends on Xbox.

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Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play