Xbox One/Playstation 4 cross-platform play pops up in Fortnite

Xbox Head comments on accidental cross-play between Xbox One PS4 in Fortnite

Xbox One/Playstation 4 cross-platform play pops up in Fortnite

I was just playing Fortnite on my Playstation 4 and ran into a group of teamers at the end of Battleroyale. surprise. and noticed I got killed by an odd gamertag.

This is particularly interesting because Epic Games has not announced the move prior, but also because it would be the first modern game to allow cross-platform play across Sony and Microsoft's platforms.

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Whether or not this is an accident, if this had been approved by Microsoft and Sony, or even if this is Epic Games going into business for themselves just to prove that cross-platform play is viable and that everyone should get on board, is now unclear.

Reddit users have reported that there have been instances where they noticed players with Xbox Gamertags popping up in PS4 matches of Fortnite.

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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.

Another Reddit user called "PyroBlack76" posted a picture of himself playing the game on an Xbox One against his son on an Playstation 4. Apparently you can have cross-network on PS4 and Xbox One if you just give Sony the finger. Unless this was an error, it seems that cross-platform is now possible in Fortnite.

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It's not clear if Sony made an exception here or if this is something we'll be seeing more of in the future.

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